Since there appears to be a budget crisis everywhere, I suggest a new political arrangement be created here in Glendale. It could be used as a pilot program for other cities, counties, states and especially the federal government in Washington, D.C.
Since government in the city of Glendale for years appears to have been managed by developers and corporate chief executives behind closed doors, let's have them, at their expense, operate upfront as the City Council and do away with the present set up.
Taxpayer money exceeding a quarter-million dollars, and maybe more, could be saved annually. Over time, the other governments mentioned above could institute similar programs, thus saving a collective hundreds of millions of dollars, perhaps billions.