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Notable Quotables

“We want to get every dime we can get, but we are going to be cautious about these particular dimes.”

— Glendale Unified School District Board of Education President Mary Boger on $350 million to $700 million California could earn under a Department of Education competitive grant program that school boards say have strings attached.

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“If we have a student coughing in the office and he can’t stop coughing, I can see us possibly asking them if they would wear it.”

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— Dick Sheehan, Glendale Unified School District deputy superintendent, on thousands of masks and gloves the district received for disease preparedness.

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“What we wanted them to do is not what they are doing.”

— Homeowner Daniel De Leon claiming he paid for loan litigation services with Los Angeles-based Bander Law Firm and never saw any legal action taken in his case.

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“Everything worked well. It did exactly what it was designed to do.”

— Bob Spencer, Los Angeles County Public Works spokesman, of measures taken to ensure no major debris flows and mudslides destroyed foothill communities.

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“If we are supposed to be working with them to set priorities and goals, I would have thought they would have made it a point to actually contact me.”

— Councilwoman Laura Friedman on the lack of interaction with the city’s former lobbyist.

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“I may just be asking that we toss this and go back to what it is the council asked for rather than spending a half-hour showing how terrible this report is and ripping it to shreds.”

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— Councilman John Drayman on what he called a flawed city vetting process for two potential lobbying firms to represent Glendale.

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“Given that we have seen cuts in the department, we really don’t have the money in the department to fund this operation.”

— George Chapjian, director of Glendale’s Community Services and Parks Department, on the current ability to operate the planned Pacific Park pool once it is completed.



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