City meetings could head for the road

City officials are assessing the possibility of holding City Council meetings throughout the city following a request by Mayor Zareh Sinanyan.

Although the council can't host actual council meetings like the ones at City Hall on Tuesdays, they can host general forums which can be catered to the specific community they visit, said City Manager Scott Ochoa.

Sinanyan shared his suggestion at a council meeting this week, but it's not the first time he's asked to bring council meetings to the community. He also proposed the idea when he was sworn-in as mayor in April.

"I think it's important for our residents to come to City Hall, but City Hall can come to them," Sinanyan said.

Other council members said later in the week they were in favor of the suggestion.

"If people like it and it's something that the community finds helpful, then I'm for it," said Councilwoman Laura Friedman.

Officials have hosted community meetings before with city staff. Last month, Glendale Water & Power held a series of events in four neighborhoods to discuss proposed water rates, but attendance was slim.

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