Tuesday, April 18, 2017

May is Building Safety Month

For the past 37 years cities around the world have used the Month of May to help raise awareness about building safety. We invite you to join us as we highlight several important topics during this year’s Building Safety Month. Our Building & Safety Division is planning many events to highlight this year’s theme: Code Officials - Partners in Community Safety & Economic Growth. 

-  Week 1: Mentoring the Next Generation of Building Professional
-  Week 2: Building Design Solutions for All Ages
-  Week 3: Manage the Damage – Preparing for Natural Disasters
-  Week 4: Investing in Technology for Safety, Energy & Water Efficiency

Having a strong and effective building & safety program ensures that the buildings in our community are constructed to resist catastrophic failure in the event of earthquakes, fires, wind storms and floods. Our team also work to conserve natural resources by making sure structures are energy & water efficient and also built to last. We strive to make certain that the places that you go to for dining, entertainment & shopping, are accessible to everyone; and finally, we work tirelessly to assure you that the buildings you use to shelter your families are safe and secure. 

The Next Generation

Join us during Building Safety Month as we seek to inspire the future generations of Building and Safety professional. Nationwide, individuals who currently work to process permits, review plans and inspect work are nearing retirement age. It is estimated that 50% of the technical experts in the building profession, including inspectors and plans examiners, are within 5 years of retirement. This is a tremendous opportunity for individuals who are inspired by well-constructed buildings and are seeking careers in the building trades.

If you love working with people, want to contribute to the community and are fascinated with buildings, we invite you to join us at our Building & Safety Career Fair on Wednesday May 24th in the City Hall Plaza. Representatives from public agencies, private firms and the International Code Council (ICC), which publishes the building code adopted throughout California, will be present. Please take this opportunity to network and to talk to dozens of individuals about potential career opportunities in the Building & Safety field and related industries. Learn about the rising need for people that can utilize technology, can read plans, and understand building systems (i.e. framing, electrical wiring, mechanical & plumbing systems). 

Please visit our Building Safety Month website to learn more about what we are doing during the month of May. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Glendale Tech on Tap

Glendale Tech on Tap has three events coming up in March and April that you do not want to miss! 

Glendale Tech on Tap is a monthly meet-up created to strengthen the ecosystem of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Glendale. To learn more, visit www.meetup.com/Glendale-Tech-on-Tap.

Thursday, March 2:
The Growth of Ransomware and What Business Can Do to Protect Themselves.

Meet Mr. Ara Aslanian, a Glendale-based entrepreneur, as he talks about the tools you need to protect yourself, your business and your wallet from falling victim to ransomware attacks.

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM 
Where: The Antaeus Theatre Company (110 E. Broadway Avenue, Glendale, CA.)

 This event is free but space is limited so please RSVP.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2016 Year-In-Review

Watch our highlights reel to get a taste of some of our accomplishments for 2016, featuring housing, economic development, urban design, building & safety and more. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Walktober Reading List

Walktober is in full swing, and we know you are probably asking yourself "where will I walk to today?"

There are so many destinations throughout the City including parks, shopping malls & restaurants, theaters, historic buildings and more. Plus, with Glendale's Central Library being closed for renovations, this may be the perfect time to explore some of the City's neighborhood libraries.

To help you with your next visit to the library, We've put together a reading list that will inspire you to get up and walk. Check it out, there's something for everyone!


  • The Walk / Richard Paul Evans
  • Long Walk to Freedom / Nelson Mandela
  • The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey / Dawn Anahid MacKeen
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk / Ben Fountain
  • Short Leash : A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance / Janice Gary
  • Walk On / Maria Frazee
  • Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk / Megan McDonald
  • Walk on the Wild Side / Nicholas Oldland
  •  I Took the Moon for a Walk / Carolyn Curtis
  • Lyle Walks the Dog / Bernard Waber

Fitness, Exploration & Travel
  • Born to Walk: The Transformative Power of a Pedestrian Act / Kevin Patterson
  • A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail / Bill Bryson
  • Secret Stairs / Charles Fleming
  • How to Walk a Puma: And Other Things I Learned While Stumbling Through South America / Peter Allison
  • Wanderlust: A History of Walking / Rebecca Solnit
  • A Philosophy of Walking / Frederic Gros
  • The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, and Literature of Pedestrianism / Geoff Nicholson
  • Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time/Jeff Speck
  • The Long Walk / Stephen King
  • The Walking Dead (graphic novel) / Gerald Seymour
Short Stories & Essays:
  • Walking / Henry David Thoreau
  • The Pedestrian / Ray Bradbury