This is a letter to explain why the Glendale Rose Float Assn. has elected to disband.
We were formed in 1978, after Proposition 13, with the intention of voluntarily raising funds to help offset the cost to the city of Glendale’s float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. In those 33 years, our charge was to select a float design and present it to the Parks and Recreation Commission for approval and then to the City Council for its final approval.
We held events to raise funds to help offset the cost of the float, including auctioning off the float rides. The money raised was given to the city — money, I might add, from one of the few organizations in town to raise it. It was never our intention, nor is it in our by-laws, to say that we will burden ourselves with half the cost of the float, as the city is demanding of us now.