Glendale, Arizona

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Glendale, Arizona
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General information
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Mayor:Jerry Weiers
Mayor party:Nonpartisan
Last mayoral election:2012
Next mayoral election:2016
Last city council election:2012
Next city council election:2014
City council seats:7
2013-2014 FY Budget:$576,000,000
City website
Composition data
Population in 2013:234,632
Gender:50.9% Female
Race:White 67.8%
Hispanic or Latino 35.5
African American 6.0%
Asian 3.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 1.7%
Two or More 4.0%
Unemployment:5.2%
Median household income:$50,567
High school graduation rate:83.5%
College graduation rate:21.5%
Related Glendale offices
Arizona Congressional Delegation
Arizona State Legislature
Arizona state executive offices
Glendale is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. The population in Glendale was estimated to be 234,632 in 2013.[1]

Office of the Mayor

Jerry Weiers is the current Mayor of Glendale.

City Council

Council-Manager System

The City of Glendale utilizes a Council-Manager system. An elected city council, which serves as the city's legislative body, appoints an executive called a city manager to oversee the city's day-to-day operations.[2]

Membership

The city council consists of seven members including the Mayor. While the mayor is elected at-large, the other six city council members are elected by Glendale's six districts.[3]

A full list of city council members can be found here

Elections

See also: Glendale, Arizona municipal elections, 2014

2014

The city of Glendale, Arizona will hold elections for city council on November 4, 2014. A primary election was held on August 26, 2014. Three council seats are up election.[4]

City Budget

Glendale's adopted budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 was $576,000,000.[5]

Contact Information

Office of the Mayor
City of Glendale
5850 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301

To contact individual council members, see here.

Lobbying

Glendale is a member of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, a government sector lobbying association.[6]

As of August, Glendale has spent $80,000 on lobbying in 2014.[7]

Ballot measures

See also: Maricopa County, Arizona ballot measures

The city of Glendale is in Maricopa County. A list of ballot measures in Maricopa County is available here.

Initiative process

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Arizona

Population as of the July, 2011 census update: 230,482.[8] Glendale is a charter city.

Glendale follows the procedures for initiative and referendum that exist in state law and adds nothing further in its own charter.

Glendale City Charter

Website evaluation

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Transparency grading process
Main article: Evaluation of Arizona city websites

This website was reviewed on January 4, 2012.

The good

  • Contact information and bios are available for individual city council members and the mayor.[9]
  • Public meeting information including agendas and minutes is available on the website.[10]
  • Budget information is available, including guides for the public to understand and read the budget.[11]
  • Audits and comprehensive financial reports are available on the website.[12]
  • Contact information is available for the city clerk and city manager as well as other major administrative officials.[13]
  • Current permits are available.[14]
  • Zoning information is available, including information for how to apply for certain zoning permits.[15]
  • A link is provided to full information on the Arizona Open Meetings Law.[16] Resources for making a public records request are also available.[17]
  • Comprehensive tax and filing information is available on the website.[18]
  • Purchasing information is available.[19]

The bad

  • City contracts are not available on the website.
  • Information about membership in a government sector lobbying association is not made explicit, though can be found in meeting minutes and press releases from the mayor's office.

See Also

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