In that endorsement, we noted that both Devine and Gharpetian showed they had the clearest understanding of the issues facing Glendale, and both had formed concrete solutions to those problems. That remains true today, and as such we endorse both for the two open seats on the Glendale City Council.
We share Gharpetian's concerns about the unnecessarily rapid development of the downtown area, including the potential for high vacancy rates and a transient population that will make it hard — if not impossible — for a true community to exist.
Additionally, as a parks commissioner, he has worked to increase open space throughout the city, especially in the green-space parched parts of south Glendale.
For her part, Devine pushed her colleagues to discuss Glendale's rising — and ultimately unsustainable — pension costs. She looks to be taking the lead on mitigating the inevitable traffic congestion in the downtown area, and is working with her colleagues to improve traffic safety.