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Thanksgiving Holiday
City of Glendale offices will be closed onThursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. All household scheduled garbage and recycling will be shifted one day due to the holiday. The Glendale Municipal Landfill will be closed. For more information about the city’s sanitation services, please call 623-930-2660.

More: Full Closure Information

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Glendale Glitters Opening Weekend Kickoff: Nov. 28-29

Arizona’s largest free holiday light display, Glendale Glitters, will be here before you know it!  Mark your calendars for Nov. 28-29, 5-10 p.m. each evening, for a blast of holiday fun amid 1.5 million lights covering 16 blocks of downtown Glendale.

The stage show and lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 28, begins at 5:30 p.m. and the lights will be turned on at 6 p.m. Can’t wait? Get your Glitters fix with these videos, featuring two of the stars of the festival: Santa Claus and the magical lights! 

Glendale Glitters | Glendale's Festival Season | Full Glitters Entertainment lineup
VIDEOS: Glendale Glitters 2014 Light Preview
A Glitters Visit with Santa
PHOTOS: Glendale Glitters through the years

Outgoing Councilmembers Yvonne Knaack and Manny Martinez

Invitation to reception for outgoing councilmembers The Public is Invited to a Farewell Reception
A farewell reception in honor of outgoing Vice Mayor Yvonne Knaack and Councilmember Manny Martinez will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 6:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers Gallery at Glendale City Hall. Residents, members of the business community, city staff and others are welcome to take the opportunity to say goodbye to these two long-time elected officials.

Your Invitation No reservations necessary.


Councilmember-elect Bart Turner

Councilmember-elect Lauren Tolmachoff

Councilmember-elect Jamie Aldama

City of Glendale General Election Update
According to results provided by the Maricopa County Elections Office, Glendale voters have elected three new councilmembers. | General Election Results Released in Glendale City Council Races

Councilmember-elect Bart Turner will represent the Barrel District beginning Dec. 9, 2014 replacing outgoing Vice Mayor Yvonne Knaack.

Councilmember-elect Lauren Tolmachoff will represent the Cholla District beginning Dec. 9, 2014 replacing outgoing Councilmember Manny Martinez.

Councilmember-elect Jamie Aldama will represent the Ocotillo District beginning Dec. 9, 2014 replacing outgoing Councilmember Norma Alvarez.

More: Full General Election Results | Press Release | Glendale Elections Info

Health Fair Runner on phone app 3rd Annual Health and Resource Fair, Saturday, Nov. 22
The City of Glendale's 3rd annual health fair will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center, 5750 West Glenn Drive, in downtown Glendale. Many organizations will be on hand to offer resources to Glendale residents. The first 250 families to attend will receive a free turkey. For more details about eligibility, see the Community Action Program page. And for more information about the fair:  Health Fair details in English and in Spanish

Calendar City Council Schedule Updated Through December
As the holiday season approaches, residents are reminded that the City of Glendale’s City Council workshop and voting meeting schedule has some upcoming changes. The Nov. 18 Workshop has been vacated so council and city management can attend the National League of Cities conference. Two special voting meetings are still scheduled for 6 p.m. on Nov. 24 and Dec. 18th. During the Dec. 9, meeting the voting aspect of the meeting has been vacated as we will hold the swearing in ceremony for our new City Councilmembers. View a list of the schedule meetings for the Glendale City Council.

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The Glendale Police Department is conducting a survey asking for feedback from residents. Glendale Police Department   | Glendale PD Citizen Satisfaction Survey

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 Invites Public to Voice Opinions on Fair Housing
The survey can be accessed on the city of Glendale’s website from Oct. 15 through Nov. 21, 2014.

The AI survey process is open to Glendale residents, landlords, lending providers and other housing providers including non-profits. For a list of the survey groups and to complete an AI survey visit the Glendale website or select from the following categories and select the link. more info
  • Resident Survey in English click here
  • Resident Survey in Spanish click here
  • Lending Institution Survey click here
  • Housing Provider/Advocate Survey click here
  • Realtor Survey click here

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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.

Read the 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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Super Partnership
CBS 5 & Glendale 11 team up to take an inside look at how Glendale prepares for the Super Bowl. Catch these stories on CBS 5, Glendale 11 or watch them on our YouTube channel. We've even got Super Bowl vignettes back to the 2008 Super Bowl. More details: Glendale 11 and CBS 5 team up to show city's preparedness for Super Bowl XLIX. |  Glendale's Got Game.

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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
  • 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 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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