Before the end of this month, a discussion will take place at a Glendale City Council meeting. The discussion will relate specifically to limits of political donations in Glendale municipal elections. It is a volatile subject at best and a discussion long overdue and highly necessary, given the magnitude of political giving in the last two municipal elections.
Political reform has been a topic of dispute not only nationally but here in the “quiet” city of Glendale. Reform, by definition, has many meanings. Two definitions apply particularly to Glendale: 1) to put or change, to an improved state or condition, 2) to amend or improve by change or form or removal of faults or abuses.
On July 31, City Atty. Scott Howard presented a report to the City Council about campaign finance reform and absentee ballots. Included in the report is a compilation of information on election practices in cities in California.