Michael Antonovich

Incumbent Ara Najarian wants to halt downtown development and expand mass transit

Incumbent Ara Najarian wants to halt downtown development and expand mass transit

Whether serving as Glendale Mayor, a City Council member or on the Metro Transportation Authority, incumbent Ara Najarian has played a major role in shaping Glendale for the past 12 years.

On April 4, Glendale residents will decide if they want Najarian to continue his influence on the city they see today.

Born in Ohio to immigrant parents, Najarian first came to Glendale in 1980 and eventually received a law degree from USC. He said there was “no question” he’d return to Glendale to practice law, with goals set on community involvement.

“It was really instilled in me as a young boy — perhaps due to my parents being immigrants — they said, ‘no...

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