When I took a class a couple of years ago at Glendale Community College, even parking at the lot at the park across the street included a walk of 10 to 15 minutes. Parking permits never guarantee a short walk. Good shoes and a guarantee that after college you can park close to (almost) anywhere you go should be a great comfort.
Salaries need to be brought in line
The public lambasting and embarrassment of Herbert Molano given by Councilman Ara Najarian at the end of oral communications at the June 2 City Council meeting clearly depicted the apparent general view of the City Council that the repeated oral presentations by Molano, Barry Allen, Mike Mohill and other speakers are not welcome, especially if they disagree with city budget matters.
I agree with the article by Price Mac Nair in the Glendale News-Press community forum (“Writers make for an interesting page,” June 5), that the taxpayers in the city of Glendale should appreciate the repeated communications these men make to the City Council are for the benefit of all of us.
It is truly a shame that Najarian and other colleagues of his on the council object to the efforts of citizens who take the time to research public records and point out potential problems in our city government. What was missed by Najarian’s comments, and the comments by others on the dais supporting his blast on Molano, was that they missed entirely the point of Molano’s PowerPoint presentation. He did not contend that he predicted the economic downturn we are now experiencing; he merely wanted to point out that multiyear contracts with city employees are not wise, and that City Council members, who are charged with the stewardship of taxpayers’ money, should be more prudent when negotiating contracts.