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GLENDALE CITY COUNCIL MEETING WRAP-UP

FEDERAL LOBBYIST

The City Council on Tuesday approved a temporary contract with the city’s former lobbying firm after two months without a federal lobbyist.

The city has gone without federal lobbying services since June 30, when the council voted 3 to 2 against renewing Turch’s contract for one-year at a cost of $88,000.

WHAT IT MEANS

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The three-month contract with Washington, D.C.-based David Turch and Associates runs Sept. 1 through Nov. 30 when city officials expect a bidding process for a new firm to be finished.

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CRIME CAMERAS

The City Council on Tuesday approved the receipt of a $50,000 grant from Target to buy and install more surveillance cameras downtown.

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WHAT IT MEANS

Glendale Police Department officials say the cameras, which will be installed in publicly accessible areas, will help the department deter and investigate crime in the downtown area.

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PATH ACHIEVE SPONSORSHIP

The council approved a $10,000 “Platinum Sponsorship” for PATH Achieve Glendale’s first Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars fundraising event, to take place Sept. 12 at the Americana at Brand.

The nonprofit is the city’s largest homeless services provider.

WHAT IT MEANS

The city will contribute $10,000.

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UTILITY THEFT APPEALS

The council approved Glendale Water & Power Commission appeal procedures for residents found guilty of water or electric service theft.

Last month, the City Council approved an ordinance that strengthened the city’s ability to penalize utility thieves.

WHAT IT MEANS

Officials say the appeals procedure will provide required due process.

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EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

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The council approved co-sponsoring two local charitable events — the Nor Serount Cultural Assn.'s 11th annual Armenian Independence Day Festival on Sept. 20., and the Armenian Bone Marrow Registry’s fourth annual “Walk of Life” walkathon on Oct. 3.

WHAT IT MEANS

Both co-sponsorships result in a 50% reduction in rental fees for the use of Verdugo Park, which have a minimal fiscal impact to the city.



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