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May 31, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- The City Council announced the following liaison assignments to 13 committees and agencies for 2002-03: Mayor Rafi Manoukian: Arroyo Verdugo Subregion Steering Committee, San Fernando Valley Economic Alliance General Board of Directors, City/Glendale Unified School District link, League of California Cities-voting representative, San Fernando Valley Transit Zone interim Joint Powers...
NEWS
January 28, 2004
La Canada Flintridge Councilman David Spence has been selected by the League of California Cities as state representative for cities with a population of 35,000 or less. Spence will attend a national assembly of small cities in Washington, D.C., in March, and deliver a report to the League about current issues discussed at the conference. Because the trip will be funded by the city and is out of state, Spence first needs approval from the City Council.
NEWS
December 4, 2003
CITY SUPPORTS LEAGUE INITIATIVE WHAT HAPPENED The council approved a resolution supporting a statewide ballot initiative to require voter approval before the state can confiscate local tax funds. WHAT IT MEANS The initiative, sponsored by the League of California Cities, is designed to make it more difficult for state government to use local funds to solve state budget problems. The League has not begun collecting signatures, so the initiative is a long way from getting on the ballot.
NEWS
December 5, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum While city officials brace for a loss of funds from the reduced car tax, they're also trying to make sure it doesn't happen again. The City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution supporting a ballot initiative by the League of California Cities that would make it more difficult for the state Legislature to use local money to balance the budget. "Any manner that we can utilize to get this message across to the state government, I think we should," Councilman Rafi Manoukian said.
NEWS
July 18, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Barring any unexpected developments, the La Canada Flintridge City Council will probably turn six weeks of speculation into certainty on Monday, appointing Mark Alexander as its permanent city manager. The appointment of a new city manager is the second item listed in the closed-session portion of the agenda for Monday's meeting. Since Jerry Fulwood announced his intention to leave La Canada Flintridge for a job as chief administrative officer of Culver City, all five members of the City Council have voiced support for Alexander to take over.
NEWS
By Jon Haber | June 23, 2009
CITY HALL — The Redevelopment Agency, under threat of losing $3.3 million in tax revenue to Sacramento as lawmakers try to close a $24-billion deficit, is expected to join a growing legal effort to protect the local money. The League of California Cities, the California Redevelopment Assn. and other cities and counties argue a June 12 plan from the Legislative Budget Conference Committee is unconstitutional and can hinder further development in cities. Under the proposal, the state would take almost $1.7 billion of city and county revenue from the Highway Users Tax Account over the next two years and seize $1.05 billion of redevelopment funds over the next three years.
NEWS
July 13, 2002
Tim Willert When Jack Hoffman went to work for the city in 1977, he didn't plan on staying long. "I was going to be here for five years and be a city manager or get into business," Hoffman said. After 25 years and 10 city managers, the city's director of personnel and employee relations is calling it quits. Hoffman, who turns 60 in August, announced his retirement Tuesday. His last official day is Dec. 31. Hoffman oversees a division that serves 2,300 salaried and hourly employees.
NEWS
December 13, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum When state legislators broke session Friday after finalizing a budget deal, they did little to ease the concerns of Glendale officials about vehicle-license fee money. The state Senate approved a $15-billion deficit-reduction bond issue for the March ballot and a constitutional spending limit, but legislators did not cover lost revenue for local governments caused by the car-tax reduction, despite pledges that cities would not lose money.
NEWS
December 10, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Facing the loss of millions of dollars in revenue because of vehicle-license fee rebates, some of Glendale's top executives will meet today to begin discussing further budget cuts, and could take a package of reductions to the City Council in January. "In a worst-case scenario, we're looking at $8 million to $10 million or more of reductions to ongoing expenses," Glendale Director of Administrative Services Bob Franz said. When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rescinded the vehicle-license fee increase, he said that local governments would not lose money, according to news reports.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 22, 2009
GLENDALE — After voters overwhelmingly rebuffed five of six ballot measures Tuesday that would have reduced the state’s projected budget deficit of $21.3 billion to $15.4 billion, city and education officials in Glendale and Burbank are bracing for even deeper cuts to state funding and a possible raiding of their local tax dollars. Under the shadow of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal to lay off state workers, unload properties, slash education by more than $5 billion and borrow $2 billion from local governments, executives in both cities this week began tabulating the fallout of the failed measures.
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By Jon Haber | June 23, 2009
CITY HALL — The Redevelopment Agency, under threat of losing $3.3 million in tax revenue to Sacramento as lawmakers try to close a $24-billion deficit, is expected to join a growing legal effort to protect the local money. The League of California Cities, the California Redevelopment Assn. and other cities and counties argue a June 12 plan from the Legislative Budget Conference Committee is unconstitutional and can hinder further development in cities. Under the proposal, the state would take almost $1.7 billion of city and county revenue from the Highway Users Tax Account over the next two years and seize $1.05 billion of redevelopment funds over the next three years.
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By Christopher Cadelago | May 22, 2009
GLENDALE — After voters overwhelmingly rebuffed five of six ballot measures Tuesday that would have reduced the state’s projected budget deficit of $21.3 billion to $15.4 billion, city and education officials in Glendale and Burbank are bracing for even deeper cuts to state funding and a possible raiding of their local tax dollars. Under the shadow of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal to lay off state workers, unload properties, slash education by more than $5 billion and borrow $2 billion from local governments, executives in both cities this week began tabulating the fallout of the failed measures.
NEWS
May 10, 2004
JEFF KEATING If one piece of advice should be applied to a growing number of speakers at Glendale City Council meetings -- and sometimes to the council members themselves -- it is this: Keep a civil tongue in your head. Feeling strong and passionate about a subject is one thing. Channeling that strength and passion into personal attacks on officials and other community members is another thing altogether, and an unwelcome one, at that. Unfortunately, it's a growing trend at Glendale's council meetings, particularly in this Town Center era of hurled accusations and hurt feelings.
NEWS
January 28, 2004
La Canada Flintridge Councilman David Spence has been selected by the League of California Cities as state representative for cities with a population of 35,000 or less. Spence will attend a national assembly of small cities in Washington, D.C., in March, and deliver a report to the League about current issues discussed at the conference. Because the trip will be funded by the city and is out of state, Spence first needs approval from the City Council.
NEWS
December 13, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum When state legislators broke session Friday after finalizing a budget deal, they did little to ease the concerns of Glendale officials about vehicle-license fee money. The state Senate approved a $15-billion deficit-reduction bond issue for the March ballot and a constitutional spending limit, but legislators did not cover lost revenue for local governments caused by the car-tax reduction, despite pledges that cities would not lose money.
NEWS
December 10, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Facing the loss of millions of dollars in revenue because of vehicle-license fee rebates, some of Glendale's top executives will meet today to begin discussing further budget cuts, and could take a package of reductions to the City Council in January. "In a worst-case scenario, we're looking at $8 million to $10 million or more of reductions to ongoing expenses," Glendale Director of Administrative Services Bob Franz said. When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rescinded the vehicle-license fee increase, he said that local governments would not lose money, according to news reports.
NEWS
December 5, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum While city officials brace for a loss of funds from the reduced car tax, they're also trying to make sure it doesn't happen again. The City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution supporting a ballot initiative by the League of California Cities that would make it more difficult for the state Legislature to use local money to balance the budget. "Any manner that we can utilize to get this message across to the state government, I think we should," Councilman Rafi Manoukian said.
NEWS
December 4, 2003
CITY SUPPORTS LEAGUE INITIATIVE WHAT HAPPENED The council approved a resolution supporting a statewide ballot initiative to require voter approval before the state can confiscate local tax funds. WHAT IT MEANS The initiative, sponsored by the League of California Cities, is designed to make it more difficult for state government to use local funds to solve state budget problems. The League has not begun collecting signatures, so the initiative is a long way from getting on the ballot.
NEWS
July 18, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Barring any unexpected developments, the La Canada Flintridge City Council will probably turn six weeks of speculation into certainty on Monday, appointing Mark Alexander as its permanent city manager. The appointment of a new city manager is the second item listed in the closed-session portion of the agenda for Monday's meeting. Since Jerry Fulwood announced his intention to leave La Canada Flintridge for a job as chief administrative officer of Culver City, all five members of the City Council have voiced support for Alexander to take over.
NEWS
July 13, 2002
Tim Willert When Jack Hoffman went to work for the city in 1977, he didn't plan on staying long. "I was going to be here for five years and be a city manager or get into business," Hoffman said. After 25 years and 10 city managers, the city's director of personnel and employee relations is calling it quits. Hoffman, who turns 60 in August, announced his retirement Tuesday. His last official day is Dec. 31. Hoffman oversees a division that serves 2,300 salaried and hourly employees.
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