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.
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.
Super Bowl Transportation Center for fans and staff: Click & Park
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 Strike Averted After Contract Negotiations
The City of Glendale has been informed that an agreement has been reached between First Transit, Inc., one of the contracted bus service providers serving Glendale, and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433 on a new collective bargaining agreement. By reaching this agreement, the two parties will ensure uninterrupted transit service on all bus routes in Glendale. The new agreement is expected to be voted on by the ATU membership starting Sunday, Jan. 25.
UPDATED INFORMATION: The City of Glendale Transportation Department will continue to update residents on any further developments on the city’s website. Residents can also go to Valley Metro or call (602)253-5000 to check on bus schedules.
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.
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
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.
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.