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Glendale balks at Rose float price, using city money
Glendale balks at Rose float price, using city money

When Councilman Dave Weaver, who has for decades captained the decoration of Glendale's Tournament of Roses Parade entry, asked his colleagues this week to set aside money from the city's reserves to pay for next year's float, silence followed. None on the dais wanted to earmark city money to pay for a float. It's not the first time the city, which has been slowly climbing out of a financial hole after years of double-digit deficits, has cut back spending on a float for the New Year's Day parade in Pasadena. But the city has traditionally paid for at least a portion of the price tag with public funds. Corporate sponsors and donors saved the 2012 float when they...

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