Rafi Manoukian

Age: 50

Occupation: Chief financial officer of USATV LLC

Political experience: A little.

Endorsements: None.

Why are you running for Glendale City Council?

My experience in the private sector as CFO and in the governmental sector will allow me to make a significant contribution to the financial well being of the city of Glendale.

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

I'm a CPA and understand accounting, budgets and finance.

Glendale is expected to face a General Fund budget deficit upward of $10 million next fiscal year. If elected, what specifically would you do to close the gap?

Eliminate overtime, do away with employee P Card (credit cards), eliminate the “Frozen 80 Positions.”

Beyond budget woes, what other major issues are Glendale facing?

Water resources. Organizational efficiencies.

What would be your No. 1 priority if elected?

Transparency and openness in government.

Do you think Glendale should have an ethics ordinance, and why?


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