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 million
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%
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]


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]


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


See also: Glendale, Arizona municipal elections, 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]


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

Contact information

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

To contact individual council members, see here.


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

Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning
Contracts P
Lobbying P
Public Records
Local Taxes

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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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