Important: Property Tax Public Hearing Notice
The City of Glendale will hold a public hearing on the property tax levy for Fiscal Year 2014 on June 11, 2013 and will adopt the final property tax levy at a public meeting on June 25, 2013. The final levy amount may be increased over the approved levy for Fiscal Year 2013, which may result in an increase in the property tax rate.
Notice of intent to Adjust Sanitation Roll-Off Service Rates in Glendale
The City of Glendale is proposing to adjust roll-off service rates for commercial and residential sanitation customers. The proposed rate adjustment is scheduled to be discussed by City Council at the June 25, 2013 Voting meeting, and if approved would become effective July 1, 2013. The proposed rate adjustment is for roll-off service only and would be applied to services rendered beginning on July 1, 2013 and going forward. Read notice
2013-2014 Budget Process Information
The city of Glendale is in the process of forming the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget. For more details on this process, including videos of public meetings, links to agendas and minutes, and community presentations, click here.
To submit your comments online - click here. Click here to watch a video of the April 1, 2013 public meeting presentation
Holiday Notice - Memorial Day
City of Glendale offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. For a list of closures and service schedules, click here.
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month
All motorists are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcycles and to be diligent and alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists. The city of Glendale joins the Arizona Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council and Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in asking you to ride safe and drive aware. Plus, pick up brochures, pencils, key chains, and bumper stickers that support motorcycle awareness at Glendale’s Visitor Center in downtown Glendale while supply lasts. Read more Watch the 'Look Twice' Motorcycle Safety Campaign Video
Glendale Fire Hosts Community Emergency Response Team Training for Public
Being prepared before a disaster hits is what greatly increases the chance of
survival and this is why the Glendale Fire Department will be hosting a 21-hour Basic Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program beginning May 31 at 6 p.m. All classes
will be at the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center (GRPSTC), 11550 W.
Glendale Ave. Anyone from Glendale or the surrounding area age 18 and older is eligible
to attend the training program. We accept 25 participants and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Learn more
City of Glendale Statement Regarding Coyotes Ownership Situation
February 1, 2013
The city and the current owner of the Coyotes, the National Hockey League, will continue to work together on a solution that is in the best interest of Glendale and our citizens. The next step involves seeking direction from the City Council to determine how to move forward with this process. The arena was built to serve as a catalyst for the economic growth that has occurred in Glendale’s Sport & Entertainment District, and its success remains a priority for the city.
At the Nov. 27, 2012 meeting, the Glendale City Council approved a revised 20-year agreement to keep the National Hockey League (NHL) Coyotes playing in Glendale at the city-owned Jobing.com Arena. The Council’s action authorized Glendale to enter into an arena lease and management agreement with Arizona Hockey Arena Partners and Arizona Hockey Partners, a prospective owner of the Coyotes franchise with Greg Jamison as manager. For the past three years, the city has been actively working with the National Hockey League and potential buyers of the Coyotes to structure a deal that would keep the team in Glendale for the long term. Copies of the revised agreement as well as financial studies and other business analysis reports can be found below. Council presentation slides - 11/27/12 Meeting Click here to review the non-competition and non-relocation agreement compared to June 2012 version (posted 11/27/12) Click here to review the non-competition and non-relocation agreement compared with the 11/15/12 version (posted 11/27/12) Click here to review the substantial final draft of the non-competition and non-relocation agreement (posted 11/27/12) Click here to review the substantial final draft of the Arena Lease and Management Agreement (posted 11/27/12) Click here to review the substantial final draft of the Arena Lease and Management Agreement compared to June 2012 version (posted 11/27/12) Click here to review the substantial final draft of the Arena Lease and Management Agreement compared to 11/15/12 version (posted 11/27/12) Click here to review draft arena management agreement (11/16/12) Click here to review the draft non-competition & non-relocation agreement
(11/16/12) Click here to review the combined exhibits (11/16/12) Click here for the city statement (11/16/12)
The Glendale City Council approved an agreement at a special meeting on June 8 that will keep the NHL Coyotes in Glendale for the next 20 years. To read the press release regarding that vote and meeting, click here. Click here for an official statement from the city from June 5, 2012. Click here for a summary of main points regarding the draft arena use agreement. Click here to review the draft arena use agreement. Click here to review the draft non-competition and non-relocation agreement. Click here to review the Analysis and Comparison of the Phoenix Coyotes and Jobing.com Arena. Click here to review the Study: Comparison of Operating Costs for Similar Arenas. Click here to review the gift clause analysis. Click here to view the city's rejection letter to referendum petitions that sought to address a portion of the Coyotes agreements. To view the press release, click here.
City Attorney Craig Tindall discusses two subjects on "Arizona Horizon": The city's position on rejecting petitions seeking a referendum on the city's arena lease agreement and a separate issue, Glendale rejecting an initiative petition against the city's temporary sales tax increase. Watch the video here