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January 2023 Message from the City Manager: New Year, NEWsletter


Happy New Year, Glendale! As they say, New Year, NEWsletter. Our team is always looking for ways to better serve you. Thank you for responding to our survey and sharing your thoughts on City Connection’s design. Moving forward, you can expect departmental and neighborhood spotlights, important tips and resources, and more, just as you requested.



The City of Glendale has planned some exciting events this year. Here are a few things to look forward to:

  • City Council in Your Neighborhood is coming to Riverside Rancho! Join us on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 6:00pm at Griffith Manor to learn more about topics in the community. Click here for more information.

  • The Glendale City Council will hold a special meeting on February 21, 2023, at 9:00 AM in the Rick Reyes Community Room to set their priorities for next fiscal year. The meeting will be open to the public. Follow us on social for updates.

  • This year we will launch the Glendale Civic Services Institute (CSI)! This 8-week program provides participants the unique opportunity to learn what it takes to run a city! Although this cohort is closed to new applicants, we plan to host another soon. Follow us on social media to stay informed on similar opportunities.


Staff will be presenting several interesting projects to City Council in the near future. Here are a few notable ones:

  • Garden Bridge Project: The Glendale-Los Angeles Garden River Bridge Project aims to increase access to the LA River and Griffith Park, improve connections, and increase the safety of paths used for bicycling and walking. Click here to learn more.

  • Verdugo Wash Greenway Project: When completed, the Verdugo Wash Project will transform 9.4-miles of the Wash into a long linear park and nature trail accessible to all! Click here to learn more.

  • Scholl Canyon Biogas Renewable Generation Project: The proposed Biogas Renewable Generation Project is located at Scholl Canyon. This project will generate approximately 11 net megawatts of naturally occurring renewable fuel. Click here to learn more.


You can stay informed about items on Council’s agenda by checking out the Public Meetings Portal or by signing up for agenda notifications.


On a different note, it’s my pleasure to announce the appointment of the Glendale Police Department’s new Chief, Manuel Cid, and to welcome him to the Glendale family! Chief Cid is a widely respected leader in law enforcement and has a proven record of community-centric policing and progressive leadership that will guide and shape the future of the Glendale Police Department. Learn more about Chief Cid here.

See you next month, Glendale!


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