Candidates for Glendale City Council told an election forum audience on Monday that, given the recent earthquake in Japan, they would evaluate local preparedness to ensure the community was as ready as it could be for a similar event.
Strengthening ties with other local governments and state and federal agencies would be part of that effort, they said.
The six candidates for City Council also reiterated their platforms at the election forum sponsored by the Montrose-Verdugo Chamber of Commerce at the Sparr Heights Community Center. The tone of the evening was relatively muted compared to other recent forums, where question-and-answer periods have sometimes elicited shouts from the audience and heated exchanges between candidates.
Incumbent City Councilmen John Drayman and Dave Weaver defended their records against the slate of four challengers, including repeat candidate Chahe Keuroghelian, former councilman Rafi Manoukian, newcomer Garen Mailyan and City Hall gadfly Mike Mohill.