| May 7, 2013
| 8:52 PM
More than 200 Glendale Water & Power employees and their union comrades packed City Hall Tuesday night to protest a contract that cuts their pay by 1.75%.
Despite the showing, the City Council — unable to reach a deal with the International...
| May 8, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Glendale officials say they expect the city to end the fiscal year next month $3.9 million in the black — money that could be used to shore up worker compensation and other funds that are in severe need of replenishment.
In addition to the surplus...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:41 AM
As Glendale struggles to get a handle on its growing pension obligations, records show that about 11% of the nearly 1,350 city retirees draw annual pensions of more than $100,000 a year — and some of them far more than that.
At the top of the list...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Former Glendale Police Capt. Ray Edey is not one to relax, so when he had the opportunity to return to writing grant applications for the city in September 2011, about a week after he retired, he took it.
"I don't golf, fish or hunt," said the 30-year...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 2:50 PM
While Glendale ended last fiscal year with more money on hand than expected, the city can expect to experience deficits in the millions of dollars, according to the annual comprehensive financial report released this week.
The 208-page report gives a...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:02 PM
A couple who owned three Glendale-based post-production film companies pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than a $1 million — a portion of it from their employees’ retirement fund, but the lion’s share for not paying their...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 11:01 AM
The number of former public employees making more than $100,000 a year in retirement from California’s largest public pension system has jumped 99% in the last two years.
The Orange County Register calculated that there are 12,199 retirees in the...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Glendale Mayor Laura Friedman is calling on city officials to use the techniques of animal welfare groups when dealing with coyotes in the future rather than turning too hastily to traps.
During the City Council meeting Tuesday, Friedman said several...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 9:10 AM
The Burbank Management Assn. this week became the latest group of city employees to forgo bonuses and contribute to their pensions.
The City Council on Tuesday approved the new contract, which runs through June 2012 and will require managers to start...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 8:03 AM
Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams will continue receiving generous retirement benefits even after CalPERS slashed the amount by more than $100,000.
Adams, whose $457,000 salary was higher than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck's and more than...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:12 AM
A judge has rejected an effort by Bell's former police chief to more than double his pension to $510,000 a year, saying that the City Council never approved his extravagant contract and that city officials tried to keep his salary secret.
| Jul 5, 2012
| 1:03 PM
As Glendale plans to cut its workforce by more than 100 employees, three city unions have agreed to no salary or cost-of living increases this fiscal year, officials reported.
For several years, the unions have agreed to these provisions as the city...