| Dec 26, 2012
| 6:57 AM
Although Glendale has used tens of millions of dollars on capital projects that benefit youth and families in the past decade, officials say there won’t be many opportunities to continue that kind of spending in the near future.
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:05 PM
Having been put on notice by Los Angeles County education officials, Glendale Unified faces some “tough choices” in the months to come as it confronts a yawning budget deficit, Supt. Dick Sheehan warned recently.
Speaking to the board of...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Glendale got introduced to a whole a new meaning for "knock knock" in 2012, and became the focus of international media coverage after becoming the object of desire for two television stars — Kim Kardashian and a black bear with a taste for...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Like dominoes tipping over, one after another, cities — first Vallejo, now San Bernardino, next Compton — are seeking relief from their fiscal incompetence and reckless irresponsibility by hiding behind bankruptcy laws that leave creditors and...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 12:55 PM
When Proposition 30 passed this week with 54% of the vote, it came with the promise of no mid-year cuts to schools. But the success of the tax measure underscores the remaining burden on local school officials who still wrestle with the consequences of...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 2:44 PM
Glendale's first budget snapshot of the year marks a shift from the doom-and-gloom that pervaded City Hall over the summer as officials closed a $15.4-million budget gap, largely through staff reductions.
According to the quarterly budget update...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Officials can continue to transfer millions of dollars from Glendale’s electric utility to pay for general public services, and at the same time increase electricity rates without a public vote, according to a legal analysis of both practices...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 10:40 AM
The Montrose Shopping Park Assn. budget has, for the first time, surpassed the half-million dollar mark, the latest sign that the once-struggling business improvement district has turned a corner.
“It’s the biggest ever,” Dale Dawson,...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:15 PM
State Sen. Carol Liu could do little to assuage fears about funding cuts during a recent address to local education officials, describing them as “heartbreaking.”
She also warned of competing November ballot tax initiatives that could end up...
| Mar 11, 2012
Thanks to the loss of an airline, declining parking revenues and fewer passengers using the airfield, Bob Hope Airport is facing one of its roughest budget years ever, officials reported this week.
Airport officials also are staring at a multimillion-...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Having slashed the municipal workforce to its lowest level since the 1990s, Glendale has settled on a new $170.7-million General Fund budget to pay for everything from libraries to police and fire services.
After years of spending cuts induced by a...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The new state budget could push Glendale Unified out of contention for extra money earmarked for school districts with a majority of students who are poor or are learning English.
The budget draft originally proposed that districts would receive the...