Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Meet the Permit Services Center

May is around the corner and the Permit Services Center is busy preparing for Building Safety Month. As a prelude to Building Safety Month, we'd like to introduce you to the Permit Services Center and tell you a little bit about what we do. 

Meet the PSC
City’s Permit Services Center or as we call it, the PSC is a one-stop center for the community to receive a variety of services.  It is the central point of contact for citizens looking to make changes to their homes or start businesses in Glendale.  The City has brought together the key sections that review plans and applications needed in obtaining building permits that alter buildings or authorize new buildings. We work with a variety of people from homeowners to contractors and developers; and we oversee a wide range of projects from simple remodels to high rise developments.

Who We Are
The Permit Services Center is a part of the Community Development Department (CDD).  Representatives from CDD’s Building & Safety, Design Review, Zoning and Code Enforcement staff are available at the PSC.  Staff from the Glendale Fire Department and the Public Works’ Engineering and Traffic & Transportation Sections are also represented. Everyone works together to review plans and proposals for their specific area of expertise.  Our goal is to make your interaction with the City as efficient as possible while ensuring that your project meets the minimum levels of safety, accessibility and energy conservation.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Request a Permit Inspection Online

Making permit inspection requests with the Building & Safety Division is easier than ever. We are now accepting online requests for inspections.  

Here is how to do it:
    1. Go to the City of Glendale web page at glendaleca.gov
  1. Select: “How do I”
  2. Select: “Request Permit Inspection”
  3. Complete the form and enter “Submit”

    If you are making a request for a next day inspection, please submit the online request form before 3:00 pm.  Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday (except on Holidays).

If you have any questions please contact the Permit Services Center at (818) 548-3200. 

Also, for your convenience, you can go online to schedule your next appointment to the Permit Services Center using your smart phone, tablet or personal computer. Learn more about our online appointment scheduling service in our previous article: 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Good News for Transit Riders!

Getting around Glendale just got easier! Two new user friendly tools are now available to help transit riders in Glendale plan trips and save time.

The NextBus app for Android allows you to access real-time information about bus arrivals on your mobile Android device. Riders may now view bus schedules and arrival times. NextBus is free and easy to use, accessing get both Beeline and Metro bus arrivals. The technology will tell you exactly when your next bus will arrive at your stop. With NextBus, you can determine exactly when to leave school, home or the office in order to meet the bus, virtually eliminating waiting time.

Another great tool for Beeline riders is Google Maps. Beeline riders can now use Google Maps/Transit to find bus routes, stops, and plan trips. Although this is similar to NextBus, Google Transit also estimates travel time and arrivals.

Users can access the convenient interface Google offers to make transit use a breeze. Users can also access Google Transit through Google Maps by simply clicking the little bus icon at the top left of the screen.

It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned transit rider or a novice. Now, even the most inexperienced transit users can take the bus and successfully reach their destinations hassle free!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bach at the Train Station-March 21st

The historic Glendale Transportation Center. 
Celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's 330th Birthday with a free concert at the Glendale Transportation Center.

Bach at the Train Station

Glendale Transportation Center
400 West Cerritos Avenue
Glendale, CA 91201
Saturday, March 21st.
1:00- PM - 2:15 PM

The Pasadena Conservatory of Music's Cello Ensemble directed by Rebecca Merblum, will join musicians from around the world for Bach in the Subways Day. The concert, which will take place on the Glendale train station platform, is free and open to all; please bring your own chair.

Bach in the Subways is an international movement with events in subways, train stations, and other public spaces in 129 cities in 39 countries. Performances sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers by fostering public interest and excitement for the art form. The music is given freely as a gift and as an invitation to further explore classical music. 

For more information about Bach in the Subways Day, please visit www.backinthesubways.com.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Affordable Housing Opportunity-Camden Glendale

The Housing Authority of the City of Glendale is announcing a new affordable rental housing opportunity in Glendale.  Applications for the Camden Glendale Affordable Housing Lottery will be available March 1st through March 21st

Information on the 22 affordable units (a mix of studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units) and how to apply can be found in the flyers and at a special Camden Glendale website – www.CamdenGlendaleAH.com.