|Last mayoral election:||2012|
|Next mayoral election:||2016|
|Last city council election:||November 4, 2014|
|Next city council election:||2016|
|City council seats:||7|
|2013-2014 FY Budget:||$576 million|
|Population in 2013:||234,632|
Hispanic or Latino 35.5
African American 6.0%
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
- See also: Council-manager government
The city of Glendale utilizes a council-manager system. In this form of municipal government, an elected city council, which includes the mayor and serves as the city's primary legislative body, appoints a chief executive called a city manager to oversee day-to-day municipal operations and implement the council's policy and legislative initiatives.
The city manager is the city's chief executive. The responsibilities of the city manager include overseeing the city's day-to-day operations, planning and implementing the city's operating budget and appointing departmental directors and other senior-level positions.
The mayor is a member of city council. He or she presides over council meetings and official city ceremonies. The mayor also represents the city on the state, national and international levels. Jerry Weiers is the current Mayor of Glendale.
The Glendale City Council is the city's primary legislative body. It is responsible for approving and adopting the city budget, levying taxes and making or amending city laws, policies and ordinances.
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.
A full list of city council members can be found here
A series of advisory boards and commissions that are made up of non-elected citizens, whom city council members have appointed and approved, advises the Glendale City Council. The roles of these boards and commissions are to review, debate and comment upon city policies and legislation and to make recommendations to the city council.
For a full list of Glendale's commissions, boards and committees, see here
Glendale's adopted budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 was $576 million.
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. In 2013, Glendale's federal lobbying related expenses amounted to approximately $60,000. The issues for which the city filed in 2013, as well as the number of reports, can be seen in the box below. The issues column lists the generic issues that lobbyists working for local governments are required by law to disclose on quarterly federal disclosure forms. The reports column gives the number of reports lobbyists filed in regards to each generic issue. To learn more about the details of the specific issues for which Glendale filed reports, read the federal disclosure forms by clicking the "Issues" links in the box below.
|Federal Lobbying Issues, 2013|
- See also: Maricopa County, Arizona ballot measures
Glendale follows the procedures for initiative and referendum that exist in state law and adds nothing further in its own charter.
|Transparency grading process|
- Main article: Evaluation of Arizona city websites
This website was reviewed on January 4, 2012.
- Contact information and bios are available for individual city council members and the mayor.
- Public meeting information including agendas and minutes is available on the website.
- Budget information is available, including guides for the public to understand and read the budget.
- Audits and comprehensive financial reports are available on the website.
- Contact information is available for the city clerk and city manager as well as other major administrative officials.
- Current permits are available.
- Zoning information is available, including information for how to apply for certain zoning permits.
- A link is provided to full information on the Arizona Open Meetings Law. Resources for making a public records request are also available.
- Comprehensive tax and filing information is available on the website.
- Purchasing information is available.
- 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.
- U.S. Census, "State and County Quick Facts," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City Charter of Glendale, AZ, Sec. 1.2, accessed on August 26, 2014
- City of Glendale, "City Manager," accessed on October 30, 2014
- City of Glendale, "Office of the Mayor," accessed on August 26, 2014
- City of Glendale "City Council," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Glendale "City Council," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Glendale, "Boards," accessed on August 26, 2014
- Maricopa County, "2014 Election Calendar," accessed May 14, 2014
- Glendale Budget Office, "Executive Summary: FY 2013-2014," accessed on August 18, 2014
- Arizona League, "Members of League of Arizona Cities and Towns," accessed on August 18, 2014 (dead link)
- Open Secrets, "City of Glendale, AZ," accessed August 18, 2014
- U.S. House of Representatives: Office of the Clerk, "Lobbying Disclosure Act Guidance," accessed on November 11, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Methodology," accessed on November 11, 2014
- City of Glendale, "City Council," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Glendale, "Public Meeting Dates, Notices, Minutes & Agendas," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Glendale, "Budget," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Glendale, "Finance," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Glendale, "City Officials," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Glendale, "Building Safety - Online Permits," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Glendale, "Planning - Zoning," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Glendale, "Open Meetings Law, accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Glendale, "Online Services," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Glendale, "Reporting and Filing Questions," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Glendale, "Purchasing," accessed on August 18, 2014