CITY HALL — At least two City Council members confronted Design Review Board No. 1 Chairman Vartan Gharpetian on Tuesday night after he called critics of his involvement in a private property rights association liars and discriminatory.
Gharpetian has been the target of critics at numerous recent City Council meetings who have said that, as a reviewer of commercial and single-family home design, his involvement in the Glendale Property Owners Assn. LLC — which asserts on its website that view and privacy protection ordinances may “further restrict and negatively affect” property rights — represents a conflict of interest.
Gharpetian’s comments on Tuesday were his first given in public on the matter since news of the group became widely known, and he has so far refused to speak to the media.