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  • Glendale City Council candidates explain why they should be elected

    The 12 candidates vying for three seats on the Glendale City Council outline what makes them the best choice. Jefferson Black What City Hall needs is a diplomatic problem-solver. I’m open-minded, willing to listen to both sides of every issue. I&...
  • Pension cost rise threatens Glendale's budget

    Glendale officials warned this week that planned changes to how the state's pension agency calculates contribution rates will have a significant impact on a city still recovering from a prolonged recession. The California Public Employees' Retirement...
  • After impasse with IBEW, Glendale City Council imposes pay cut on utility workers

    After impasse with IBEW, Glendale City Council imposes pay cut on utility workers
    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...
  • Glendale officials to see black ink

    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...
  • Glendale pays big pension numbers

    Glendale pays big pension numbers
    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...
  • Former city workers retired, but still working

    Former city workers retired, but still working
    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...
  • Couple pleads guilty to embezzlement

    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...
  • City expected to face deficits in the millions

    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...
  • It's time to ban the bonuses

    Enough is enough, and in the case of Burbank city employees, “enough” has become way too much. Employees in all city departments — from entry level file clerks and receptionists, to upper-level management and department heads —...
  • In latest union deal, Burbank managers agree to forgo bonuses

    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...
  • Pension for Randy Adams is slashed by more than $100,000 a year

    Pension for Randy Adams is slashed by more than $100,000 a year
    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...
  • Mayor seeks alternative option for coyotes

    Mayor seeks alternative option for coyotes
    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...