Adams is scheduled to take over the Bell Police Department on July 27, two weeks after his final day as Glendale’s chief.
He doesn’t expect his tenure in Bell to last more than a year; at the most, he said, possibly two to three years.
“If the 710 tunnel people thought that South Pasadena was the fly in their soup, they are going to be dealing with the residents of Glendale and its surrounding areas. We are going to be a force to be reckoned with on this matter.”
— Councilman Ara Najarian on the possibility of a tunnel connecting the 710 and 210 freeways.
“The safety of our students in this area must outweigh the concerns of residential use. There is no question in my mind.”
— Councilman John Drayman on the construction of a closed median on the block of Glenwood Road that is home to Keppel Elementary School, Toll Middle School and Hoover High School.
“This is a rough cut, right?”
— Councilwoman Laura Friedman on a nearly completed 30-second commercial developed for the city’s ambitious $150,000 effort to boost local shopping and revenues for local businesses.
“I can’t tell you how many people go there to buy their eggs.”
— Judee Kendall, executive director of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, on local landmark Virgil’s Hardware, which announced its sale this week.
“The pinnacle of my police career is Glendale, and I could never hope to ever be the chief of a department as fine as this department, and the men and women here are just so dedicated and wonderful that I have been truly blessed and proud to lead them as their chief.”
— Police Chief Randy Adams on retiring from Glendale and accepting the police chief position at the Bell Police Department.