Do you ever wonder how the City of Glendale plans to keep our streets safe, our water clean, and our power reliable? Our annual budget study sessions are in full swing, and we want you to be a part of this important process!
The city's budget is a legally adopted document that covers all the expenses and revenues needed to keep Glendale thriving. From safe neighborhoods to well-maintained roads and parks, Class 1 Fire Department, and reliable water and power, our budget is essential for ensuring the sustainable growth of our community. Creating a budget is no small task. After city departments work on their proposals, the budget is submitted to the City Council for review and adoption.
That's where you come in! The City Council holds several budget study sessions to discuss and review the proposed budget content, and your feedback is crucial. We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on how we can make Glendale an even better place. The budget study sessions are your chance to provide feedback and help shape the future of our community.
So, mark your calendars and join us at the upcoming budget study sessions to share your input. Together, we can ensure that Glendale continues to be a great place to live, work, play, and visit!
Budget Study Session Calendar:
Study Session 1: April 25, 2023, Workplan Update (watch full meeting)
Study Session 2: May 11, 2023, Public Safety (Fire & Police) and GWP (watch full meeting)
Study Session 3: May 16, 2023, Central Support Departments (Finance, Human Resources, City Clerk, City Attorney, City Manager, Information Technology, City Treasurer)
Study Session 4: May 23, 2023, Quality of Life (Community Services and Parks, Library, Community Development), and Public Works
Study Session 5: May 30, 2023, Fee Study and Wrap Up
Budget Hearing and Adoption: June 13, 2023
Please note this schedule is subject to change. Visit our website for updates.
Speaking of shaping the future of Glendale, I’d like to share with you our exciting new venture: Glendale’s inaugural Small Business Summit! Small Business Month is celebrated in May each year as a tribute to small businesses, their courage, community efforts, and hard work.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Let’s Grow Glendale,” where events will provide you and our business community with the tools to navigate through various challenges and take your business to the next level! Don’t miss out, RSVP for events today!