Know the Facts About the Temporary Sales Tax Increase
What it means and how it works
In June 2012, the Glendale City Council approved a temporary increase to the city sales tax. For detailed facts, charts and more, click here.
Debt Management Plan - Posted 1/05/12
The debt management plan of the city is an analysis of the City’s overall debt structure. This is a plan that is updated on an annual basis and provides City Council and Management with valuable information for planning purposes. Click here to download the Debt Management Plan (pdf)
Neighborhood Legislative Link
The City of Glendale Legislative Link program provides residents the critical information they need to stay informed about what is happening at the legislature and how the bills could affect their neighborhoods and community. For more information, including how to sign-up to receive regular updates, click here.
Glendale Files Suit to Block Establishment of Indian Reservation Land Click here to learn more about the legal, financial and social impacts of the
Tohono O’odham Nation’s
application to take land into trust near 91st and Northern Avenues in Glendale and turn it into an Indian reservation for the purpose of developing a casino on the site. TV Show Features Arizona Leaders Speaking Against Tohono O’odham Reservation - Press Release (pdf) | Watch Video
Glendale Approves Revised Agreement for NHL Coyotes to Remain in 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 authorizes Glendale to enter into an arena lease and management agreement with Arizona Hockey Arena Partners and Arizona Hockey Partners, the 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