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Council Quick Take

OCTOBER 10, 2017


The Glendale City Council met for its regularly scheduled Tuesday evening meeting on October 10.

Mayor Pro Tem Ara Najarian chaired the meeting in the absence of Mayor Vartan Gharpetian, who is currently in Armenia with Glendale Fire Chief Greg Fish and Glendale Police Department Sergeant Robert William on City Business.

City Hall Front Steps

The City Council approved the removal and replacement of the City Hall front entry steps at a cost of $100,000.

“We know it’s a historic treasure and we absolutely would not do anything that would destroy any of the symbolism of a historic building” said Council Member Paula Devine.

Mayor Pro Tem Najarian added, “I want those concrete steps to be as close to the concrete steps we currently see without the cracks.”

Replacement of Fire Truck

Council approved the replacement of a 20 year old fire truck. The truck to be replaced has gone 88,000 miles, seen 5,300 hours of use, and spent three-and-a-half months of the last year in the shop for repairs, according to Public Works Director Roubik Golanian.

The new ladder fire truck will be built by Pierce Manufacturing, which has built all of the City’s entire fire department fleet. The new truck is not to exceed $1,450,000 in cost.

Legislative Update

A legislative update was provided to Council by Program Supervisor Christine Powers. The full story about that update can be found at

2116 Rimcrest Dr.

Council approved the denial and findings regarding a proposed project at 2116 Rimcrest Dr.

Density Bonus Amendments

Council introduced an ordinance containing amendments to the City’s density bonus policy, which was first adopted in 2006.

The policy established an incentive offered to a developer to build affordable housing consisting of additional residential density, a waiver of a zoning regulation, and/ or a reduced parking requirement.

According to Principal Planner Laura Stotler, who presented the item to council, the six amendments have been made to the states density bonus regulations that require the City to update its own ordinance.

The ordinance to amend, City Manager Scott Ochoa explained, “really reflects practices and actions that are in place today but that brings language changes that are pursuant to state law into the municipal code.”

Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting

The next regularly schedule City Council meeting is on October 17, 2017 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, which can be found on the second floor of Glendale City Hall.

For all City Council and commission meeting videos, audio, agendas, and minutes, visit the Agenda & Minutes page at


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