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Glendale Chocolate Affaire

RAIN OR SHINE, the show will go on!
Glendale Chocolate Affaire: Friday & Saturday, January 30-31

More than 30 chocolatiers, live music, tour Cerreta's Chocolate Factory, Kids Zone with rides, lots of boutique shopping. And this year's Chocolate Affaire will take on a Super Bowl theme with Super Street and Super Team zones.

WHEN: Noon-10 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 30 & 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., Jan. 31
WHERE: Historic Downtown Glendale & Catlin Court, 58th & Glendale Aves.
DETAILS:  Event information, maps, romance author line-up and more.

Want a taste? Here's a list of 68 of the ways to eat chocolate - food, snacks and drinks - you'll see at Chocolate Affaire  
VIDEOS:  Chocolate Affaire is coming | Super Sweet Super Bowl weekend

More EVENT videos: Glitter & Glow 2014 - 
Music | Balloons | Shows | Behind the Scenes
PHOTOS: Glitter & Glow 2015 | Glendale Glitters through the years Photos by YOU #GlendaleGlitters  | More on Glendale Events

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Glendale congratulates the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots!
It looks like it's going to be an exciting Super Bowl XLIX. Watch the messages that Glendale Mayor Gerry Weiers delivered to each team as soon as it was clear who was coming to Glendale for the big game on Feb. 1.
Mayor Weiers welcomes the New England Patriots | Seattle Seahawks

Watch Glendale 11 & CBS 5 to See How Glendale Prepares for the Super Bowl

With just weeks to go before Super Bowl XLIX, Glendale's city TV station, Glendale 11 and CBS 5 (KPHO-TV) are continuing their partnership with a brand new series of reports showcasing how Glendale and its regional partners are preparing to host Arizona's third Super Bowl. Stories to air through January.

Catch these stories on CBS 5, Glendale 11 or watch them on GlendaleAZ's YouTube channel.
More videos:Super Bowl vignettes go back to the 2008 Super Bowl.
More about the big game: Glendale's Got Game | Visit GlendaleAZ Super Bowl


Super Bowl events around the West Valley | VIDEO

Going to Super Bowl events? Get a travel game plan:


Glendale University logo You're Invited to Apply: Glendale University 101
Applications due by Friday, Feb. 20
This free 10-session program, sponsored by Cox Communications, offers a behind-the-scenes look at how city government works. Glendale residents and those who own businesses in the city can sign up to learn more about city government directly from the mayor, council members, city manager, and top city staff. GU 101 classes are held 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, from March 4-May 6. Early registration is encouraged, since class size is limited. For more information, including the course list and application: Glendale U: Enrollment is Open.

Bus Collective Bargaining Agreement Reached
A collective bargaining agreement (CBA) has been reached between the City of Phoenix transit service contractor, First Transit and ATU 1433. The city of Glendale contracts with Phoenix for some fixed route transit services including all the north-south routes (43rd, 51st, 59th and 67th avenues as well as the Grand Avenue Limited.) Over the past few days, the union membership voted on the CBA and the results released late Wednesday, Jan. 28, indicate that it was approved by 98 percent. The parties will get together over the next few days to finalize the agreement.

For additional information, visit Valley Metro’s website (link) or call 602-253-5000.

Tentative Budget Available

Final FY 2014-15 Annual Budget Book
The Glendale City Council adopted the Final Budget Schedule for FY 2014-15 at the June 10th meeting. Here is a copy of the Annual Budget Book for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015. | Earlier Annual Budgets: Fiscal Year 2010-2015.

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Glendale Receives Improved Outlook From Moody's Investors Service:
For the first time since February 2011, the city of Glendale’s financial outlook has been upgraded from negative to stable by Moody’s Investors Service. The positive reaction from Moody’s solidifies the actions of the Glendale City Council and city staff over the past year to manage and maintain fiscal stability for the city.

New, January 2015: Standard & Poor's gives Glendale an improved rating. (pdf)

Read the Moody's news release.
Or take a look at the full Moody's report on the City of Glendale.

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The Glendale City Council approved Gila River Arena as the new name for the Glendale owned arena during the September 9 City Council Meeting.

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The West Valley Resort Breaks Ground

On Thursday, August 28, 2014, the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) broke ground on its West Valley Resort & Casino project during a ceremony attended by community leaders from across the region.  Located near 95th Avenue  and Northern Avenue, the construction build-out will occur in phases over the course of approximately three years.  Watch the video


The Glendale City Council approves formal agreement with Tohono O’odham for West Valley Resort project
  • Construction update from December 3, click here
  • Construction update rendering, click here
  • To view the press release from August 12, click here
  • To view the council meeting from August 12, click here
  • To view the agreement, click here

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Glendale City Council voted in favor of approving a resolution that supports  the Tohono O’odham Nation developing land within Glendale’s planning area for a proposed casino and resort.   The vote officially reaffirms the city’s position to repeal the city’s 2009 position which previously opposed the project and now states that the city officially supports the trust land being utilized for gaming. The vote included official support from Glendale’s three newest councilmembers:  Jamie Aldama, Lauren Tolmachoff and Bart Turner.

  • To read the press release click here
On July 15, the Glendale City Council voted in favor of repealing the Council’s 2009 position that opposed the Tohono O’odham Nation developing land within Glendale’s planning area for a proposed casino and resort.The vote repeals the 2009 position and states that the city officially supports the trust land being utilized for gaming. The Glendale City Clerk will send a copy of the resolution to all members of the Arizona Federal Delegation, announcing the city’s position.In addition, city staff will continue to negotiate with the Tohono O’odham Nation as previously directed by Council.
  • To read the press release click here
  • To read the Council Communication click here
  • To read the resolution click here
  • To watch the Council Meeting on Glendale 11 TV click here

Archived information and documents: Click here

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The city is working with IceArizona to continue the long-term presence and success of the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale.
Tickets: Visit the Arizona Coyotes online here
Financial documents: Click here
Archived information and documents: Click here.
Videos: Arizona Coyotes owner Anthony LeBlanc - Clip One | Clip Two | Full Interview

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