Glendale, Arizona

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Glendale is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. The population in Glendale was estimated to be 226,721 in 2010.[1]

Mayor and Elected Officials

Position Name
Mayor Elaine M. Scruggs
Sahuaro District Councilwoman Steven Frate
Barrel District Councilman Yvonne J. Knaack
Cactus District Councilman Phil Lieberman
Cholla District Councilwoman Manny Martinez
Ocotillo District Councilman Norma Alvarez
Yucca District Councilman Joyce Clark

City Budget

The Glendale City Council intends to take greater control over the city's budget-making in 2012. Consultant Dick Bowers advised council to focus less on annual goals and more on long-term targets.The city is currently $1.1 billion in debt. [2]

Lobbying

Glendale spent $70,000 on lobbying in 2011. [3]

Taxpayer-funded lobbying associations

Glendale is a member of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, a government sector lobbying association.[4]

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.[5]
  • Public meeting information including agendas and minutes is available on the website.[6]
  • Budget information is available, including guides for the public to understand and read the budget.[7]
  • Audits and comprehensive financial reports are available on the website.[8]
  • Contact information is available for the city clerk and city manager as well as other major administrative officials.[9]
  • Current permits are available.[10]
  • Zoning information is available, including information for how to apply for certain zoning permits.[11]
  • A link is provided to full information on the Arizona Open Meetings Law.[12] Resources for making a public records request are also available.[13]
  • Comprehensive tax and filing information is available on the website.[14]
  • Purchasing information is available. [15]

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.

External links

References