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November 27, 2000
The following programs will be broadcast on Glendale Government Access Channel 6 on Charter Cable. For more information, call 548-4844. TODAY 6 a.m. - Glendale Sports Summit 2000 8 a.m. - Inside Public Works: "Infrastructure" 9 a.m. - NSTV: "Making a Difference" 10 a.m. - Community Calendar 11 a.m. - Community Calendar Noon - Community Calendar 1 p.m. - Community Calendar 2 p.m. - LIVE: Glendale Water & Power Commission 5 p.m. - Inside Public Works: "Infrastructure" 6 p.m. - LIVE: Transportation & Parking Commission 9 p.m. - NSTV: "Making A Difference" 10 p.m. - REPLAY: Glendale Water & Power Commission TUESDAY 6 a.m. - Glendale Sports Summit 2000 8 a.m. - Inside Public Works: "Infrastructure" 9 a.m. - NSTV: "Making A Difference" 10:30 a.m. - LIVE: Long Range Financial Plan Study Session 2 p.m. - Community Calendar 3:30 p.m. - LIVE: Housing Authority & Glendale Redevelopment Agency 5 p.m. - Inside Public Works: "Infrastructure" 6 p.m. - LIVE: City Council Midnight - Community Calendar WEDNESDAY 6 a.m. - Glendale Sports Summit 2000 8 a.m. - Inside Public Works: "Infrastructure" 9:30 a.m. - LIVE: Zoning Administration Hearing Noon - REPLAY: Long Range Financial Plan Study Session 4 p.m. - REPLAY: Zoning Administration Hearing 6 p.m. - REPLAY: Housing, GRA & Council Midnight...
NEWS
October 7, 2003
Proposition 53 is one of the two measures on today's ballot, accompanying the governor's recall election. Crescenta Valley Water District's Board of Directors, at their last meeting, adopted a resolution in support of Proposition 53, identifying its importance and encouraging local voters to investigate its potential benefits and cast their ballots accordingly. If approved by voters, the legislative, constitutional amendment will set aside what eventually will be a maximum of 3% of the state's general fund for pay-as-you-go capital expenditures for state and local infrastructure.
NEWS
November 28, 2009
News of a planned bike lane for a portion of Foothill Boulevard was more than just a pleasant surprise for the community: It was the first concrete commitment for such badly needed infrastructure. Glendale has been working for months to quantify its severe lack of bike-friendly infrastructure and hammer out a plan to address it, and so the announcement from Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich’s office that a bike plan’s coming for Foothill Boulevard is welcome big first step, especially if it’s extended through county lines and into the city.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | March 20, 2010
Former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian was reappointed this week to a second four-year term on the California Transportation Commission, securing Glendale’s seat at the transit table at a time when dollars for infrastructure projects are becoming more scarce, officials said. Zarian, whose appointment was announced by the governor’s office Thursday evening, will serve as vice chairman, setting him up to lead the commission, which plays a major role in doling out state money to transportation projects, next year.
NEWS
July 10, 2013
At a time when unemployment continues at a high level, our public education system has been crippled and the infrastructure is in shambles, I find it hard to share Mike Gatt's enthusiasm for his bill which provides that parking at broken meters shall be both permitted and not ticketed. Hardly the stuff of which legacies are made. Are they a nuisance? Sure. But really, shouldn't our representatives be setting the bar a bit higher? Fred Fox Glendale
NEWS
May 27, 2000
I totally agree with Mayor Dave Weaver that we have no vacancy. As the population has grown, the infrastructure to accommodate that growth has not. When I came to Glendale, we had 100,000 population, it has now doubled. Has the width of our streets and roads doubled to accommodate that growth? No. Glendale Avenue has the same number of traffic lanes as it had 100,000 people ago. The streets and roads are for the movement of traffic. To nearly double the capacity of those streets and roads without spending a penny, I would eliminate on-street parking.
NEWS
May 16, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- The city's Public Works Division, in recognition of National Public Works Week, is hosting an event from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today in Parcher Plaza behind City Hall. Public Works Day is designed to educate the community -- specifically youth -- about the operations and functions of the division. Tours of public works facilities will be given, and equipment will be displayed. Activities and games will be available for young people.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | December 25, 2009
LA CAÑADA — Foothill Municipal Water District officials have settled on a $63-million plan — to be presented to the public next month — for projects that a voter-approved bond would help fund. The series of projects, which also include $7 million in rehabilitation to the district’s aging infrastructure, are aimed at reducing the region’s reliance on expensive imports through recycled water and groundwater capture projects. “The more independent we are, the more reliable we are,” said Foothill Municipal General Manager Nina Jazmadarian.
FEATURES
March 18, 2010
The Toll Middle School students rallying to defend their teachers against layoffs was heartwarming (“Students rally for teachers,” March 12), but I admit that the signs in the photograph struck a negative chord with me. Obviously, cutting foreign aid, which is a federal function, would not resolve California’s fiscal crisis that has brought on the threat of teacher layoffs along with numerous other serious damage to the state’s infrastructure. Yet the signs the youths brandished are emblematic of the commonly held assumption that the solution is to cut spending.
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NEWS
April 1, 2014
Re: the letter “ Utility transfer has history on its side ,” Mailbag, March 29. I have been a fan of Jim Starbird for many years. He was a great Glendale city manager and a very nice person to boot. The flaw that I see in his discussion of the fund transfer from Glendale Water & Power to the General Fund is not whether it is legal or has precedent, but with the accounting procedures used in arriving at the amount available to be transferred. What seems to have happened is money is transferred and then we are told the water and power distribution systems are falling apart and we need more money to fix them.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 20, 2014
A study on the potential construction of bridges along the Glendale Narrows area of the Los Angeles River - including one that may connect to Griffith Park - is set to begin following City Council approval this week of a $725,000 contract with an engineering firm. A half-mile trail along the Glendale side of the Los Angeles River known as the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk opened in December 2012 after a decade of hurdles , but the trail as well as equestrian and park facilities was just the first part of a multiphase project.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 17, 2013
The Los Angeles Unified School District recently launched a districtwide effort to give iPads to every one of its 650,000 students during the next year. But in Glendale and Burbank, school officials are resisting following suit, focusing instead on building a wireless infrastructure. The Los Angeles School district will pay $500 million for the iPads and another $500 million to install wireless Internet. In Burbank, where 61.5% of voters approved a $110-million bond last March, school board member Larry Applebaum said many parents have asked how the district will spend bond dollars on technology.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | July 20, 2013
After years of grappling with budget cuts, Glendale Community College is poised to invest millions of dollars in campus infrastructure improvements. The focus of about $2.3 million in spending planned for later this year will be to make the campus more energy efficient, resulting in six-figure annual savings to the college's general fund, Executive Vice President Ron Nakasone said. The work plan is also part of a strategy to leverage new state funding for energy conservation to address a $7-million backlog of deferred maintenance projects, Facilities Director Nelson Oliveira said.
NEWS
July 10, 2013
At a time when unemployment continues at a high level, our public education system has been crippled and the infrastructure is in shambles, I find it hard to share Mike Gatt's enthusiasm for his bill which provides that parking at broken meters shall be both permitted and not ticketed. Hardly the stuff of which legacies are made. Are they a nuisance? Sure. But really, shouldn't our representatives be setting the bar a bit higher? Fred Fox Glendale
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | March 15, 2013
Getting around on two wheels is becoming a little easier in Glendale, with city officials installing censors to improve the flow of bicycle traffic through intersections and planning a series of other pedal-friendly infrastructure upgrades. About a quarter of Glendale's 234 signal-controlled intersections now include bicycle detectors that trigger traffic-light changes for riders, and more are on the way, said city engineer Roubik Golanian. Previously, bicyclists would have to wait for an automobile to arrive at an intersection for a light to change, causing delays that forced riders to use pedestrian crosswalks, tempting some to pedal past red lights.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | December 20, 2012
Glendale has finished upgrading its largest reservoir after getting ensnared by extra bills and a legal settlement. The city spent $4.9 million on improving Diederich Reservoir, about $600,000 more than originally planned, due to several unexpected modifications to the project. And last week, officials agreed to a $300,000 settlement with the construction company that did the work. The extra costs come as Glendale Water & Power endures a strict spending diet brought on by thin operating margins.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 10, 2012
Keenly aware that Glendale is being watched closely by credit-rating agencies, the City Council this week narrowly approved issuing $35 million in water bonds to improve the city-owned utility's liquidity. The flush of cash is set to be used over the next five years to cover part of a $46-million plan to improve “bread and butter” infrastructure like pipes and groundwater wells - projects once pushed to the sidelines as the city focused on big-budget items, such as reservoirs. But as those capacity projects moved forward, the money to pay for them wasn't really there, and bond ratings agencies took note.
NEWS
November 2, 2012
With Glendale's bond rating under scrutiny, the City Council this week moved toward issuing $35 million in water bonds to cover the cost of planned infrastructure work. In October, Moody's Investors Service put Glendale and dozens of other California cities on credit watch as it reviews possibly downgrading bonds. And in July, Fitch Ratings downgraded $50 million worth of water bonds issued in 2008, partially due to Glendale Water & Power's lack of liquidity. A bond downgrade signals a deterioration of an agency's financial stability.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 20, 2012
Glendale Unified officials this week set in motion a new wave of school-bond funded projects, including a $5.9-million overhaul of the district's computer network. It signals growing momentum in the rollout of Measure S, a $270-million school bond passed by voters in April 2011 that will finance major capital projects throughout the district. Also among the projects school board members approved on Tuesday was $74,870 for the abatement of the Wilson Middle School gym floor, $160,850 to re-carpet the district administration building, and $310,569 for a new media lab at Clark Magnet High School.
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