â€œEvery program has a constituency, and everyone will feel the effect of the reductions.â€
â€” City Manager Jim Starbird, on the proposed 5% across-the-board cut in city services to close a projected $9.9-million budget shortfall for the next fiscal year.
â€œI am just shocked, and I never thought this day would come.â€
â€” Councilman Ara Najarian, after several homeowners associations representatives publicly supported Glendale fire critic Bruce Philpott’s proposal to reduce fire engine staffing in order to save the city money.
â€œThe playing field is not level, and I don’t know how you’re going to get it down to level.â€
â€” Councilman Dave Weaver, on how campaigns are funded and operated in Glendale.
â€œI don’t agree that we’re in such bad shape financially that we have to look at the manning of fire engines in this city. I completely and utterly disagree.â€
â€” Councilman Frank Quintero, who joined two other colleagues in publicly opposing Bruce Philpott’s money-saving proposal to reduce fire engine staffing.
â€œYou have to have the right amount of people on the scene to do the job right.â€
â€” Glendale Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, on why staffing four firefighters per truck and engine is preferable to three.
â€œShe embodies Pat more than anyone who could have won.â€
â€” Glendale High School student Natasha Aftandilians, on classmate Henrietta Movsessian’s qualifications for winning the Pat Navolanic Memorial Award.
â€œI feel terrible, and I ask for forgiveness. I never meant to hurt anyone.â€
â€” Juan Manuel Alvarez, during his first day of testimony about his role in the Jan. 26, 2005, train derailment that left 11 dead and 184 injured.