Mayor and Elected Officials
|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|
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. 
Taxpayer-funded lobbying associations
|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 Bureau QuickFacts
- Glendale City Council takes hard look at city spending, AZCentral.com, Jan. 13, 2012
- Open Secrets, 2011
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