While the elections are past us in Glendale, some of the impact from the campaigns will linger.
In the last several election cycles, there has been a trend in Glendale politics that is very disturbing, especially regarding the City Council races. This trend has been driven by those attempting to maintain the status quo through a destructive strategy of fear-mongering to influence voters.
In this election, we heard a rallying cry that “special interests” are conspiring to take over Glendale. City Council members and candidates participated in events where this was discussed. At one event where three City Council members and two school board candidates were present, the invitation said, “Maybe certain special-interest groups, groups that win by absentee ballots, may not want you to go to the polls to vote on Tuesday April 5? Maybe they are trying to keep the news under the radar? Maybe they are counting on low voter turnout?”