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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Take a Stroll to Our Walktober Soundtrack

Walktober is here and as temperatures begin to drop, you may be thinking about starting up your regular walking routine. Did you know that studies have shown that taking a 30 minute walk five times a week can help lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke? Walking also helps improve your mood and gets your creative juices flowing!

So, if you're still on the fence about dusting off your old sneakers, our "Walktober Soundtrack" is sure to get you prancing and dancing through town.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Walk to School Day 2016

October 5th is International Walk to School Day! Glendale elementary and middle schools will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate. Millions of kids worldwide will be walking to school and approximately 10,000 students from Glendale alone will walk to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders to demonstrate the benefits of safely walking to and from school.

Why Walk?

Driving Tips Around Schools: Keeping Children Safe

With school year in full swing, sometimes parents and caregivers who drive children to schools may need a reminder of how they can play an important role in enhancing safety around school neighborhoods by following safe driving practices. 

We all know that drivers are often in a hurry and can be distracted during school arrival and dismissal times. This can lead to unsafe conditions for students and others walking, bicycling and driving in the area. 

Here are a few important safety tips to keep in mind when driving near schools.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Inspection Staff to Issue Administrative Citations

A top priority of the Building and Safety Division is to ensure the health, safety and general welfare of people who work, visit or reside in the City through the enforcement of regulations which protect property and structures. Beginning September 1, 2016, Building & Safety Inspections Staff will be issuing Administrative Citations to ensure timely compliance with Glendale's adopted Codes. 

Violations of the Glendale Municipal Code and other City Codes are subject to enforcement through the Administrative Citation process adopted by the Glendale City Council (Ordinance 5801). Violations may be subject to fines ranging from $100 to $2,000 and may be assessed separately for each code violation, each day they exist.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Temporary Signs Raise Pedestrian Safety Awareness

The City just launched a temporary wayfinding & informational signage program directing residents and visitors to many of Glendale's landmarks and destinations. 

The signs are intended to stimulate walking and exploration within the City and to encourage the public to take an active role in making Glendale a safer and more pleasant place walk. They point to some of the City's most popular locations including the Alex Theater, Montrose Shopping Park, the Glendale Galleria and the Americana, local parks & libraries and feature interesting facts and statistics about walking.

Look for these signs throughout the City and post your selfies along with your thoughts on making Glendale more pedestrian safe. Use #GlendaleWalks to help raise awareness about this important issue.

About Glendale Walks
In 2014, the City of Glendale received $2.7 million in bicycle and pedestrian safety grants to fund educational projects around the city. As part of this funding, the City is developing a Pedestrian Plan which will present an analysis of current walking conditions and offer recommendations that will guide the development of future pedestrian infrastructure. Please visit to learn more.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Artificial Turf Guidelines for Glendale

The wait is over if you’ve ever wanted to put artificial turf in your front yard, but there are a few things you should know before you do. As of June 3, 2016, artificial turf may be used in the single family zones ROS, R1R and R1. Here are a few important guidelines you should know before you install artificial turf:
  1. Artificial turf counts toward the total lot area requirement for landscaping, but does not count toward the live plant material requirement.
  2. Artificial turf is not allowed beneath the drip line of tree canopies.
  3. A minimum 3-foot wide live plant material landscape border is required at the street front and street side property line.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Try Transit

The Glendale Beeline and Go Glendale rolled out the "purple carpet" for tenants from two downtown office buildings to share about the great transit services available in Glendale.

Close to 100 employees from the Unum and corporate offices took a ride on the Beeline down to the Glendale Transportation Center (GTC). They learned the different methods of paying fare, how to request a stop, proper bus etiquette, and how to load bikes on the bus. Many explored the possibility of taking the Beeline Bus to some of Glendale's downtown destinations, such as the Americana at Brand, for a quick lunch or shopping break. 

Attendees also discovered how quick and easy it is to get to and from the conveniently located Metrolink train station. They learned how to take the train to work, and about the added perks of taking the train including free rides on Metro and Beeline buses. Go Glendale, a non-profit organization that works with area employers and property managers to reduce traffic congestion in the City, shared about upcoming programs.

If you are interested in having your corporate team participate in a "Try Transit" experience, please contact Karen Khukoyan at (818) 937-8333.

New Historic District: Niodrara Drive

This spring, Glendale City Council voted unanimously to approve designation for the Niodrara Drive Historic District. It joins six existing historic districts throughout the city, each of which tells a unique tale of Glendale’s history and development. 

In addition to containing a high concentration of intact and varied historic architecture, this Verdugo Woodlands neighborhood is notable for the beautiful landscape and hardscape features that contribute strongly to its visual character. These include an exceptionally lush array of native coast live oak and California sycamore trees, as well as a rusticated stone creek bed, foot bridges, retaining walls, and other planned features dating to the 1920s.

The district’s thirty-two homes are located on or adjacent to Niodrara Drive, bounded roughly by Wabasso Way and Colina Drive. One of these is the Rodriguez House (Glendale Register No. 24), designed in 1942 by famed Modernist architect R.M. Schindler. The other homes in the district are designed in a range of architectural styles, including Foursquare, Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and Ranch.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Building Safety Month Training Recap

This month’s available training sessions were originally developed as part of the Building and Safety Division’s -Building Safety Month Events. These sessions have thus far been well received by constituents, design professionals and staff from other jurisdictions. The division thanks all participants for coming! Given the positive response, staff is working on continuing to offer these free sessions on a year-round basis.

Anyone interested in these free events is invited to check the Building & Safety Division’s web page to find a list of upcoming free training sessions. So far, the division has had presentations on Lead Safe Construction Practices, Proper Installation of Fire Caulking, How Accessibility Affects Businesses, Accessibility Overview for Municipalities, and Proper Installation of Fire Dampers. The division’s staff is looking forward to future presentations on the upcoming Code Adoption and Code Changes, Installation of Plastic Water and Gas Piping, and the New Energy Regulations. Each of these building safety presentations has given local designers and construction specialists the opportunity to interact with city staff and professional experts that work alongside various municipalities. 

We invite members of our community and anyone else that may benefit from these free events to join us. If you have ideas for future sessions or wish to express your area(s) of interest, please e-mail Mr. Jan Bear.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Why Building Codes Matter

Building Codes have been around for centuries and are constantly evolving due to the knowledge gained from significant events, changes in technology and daily experiences. Today, they amount to over 2,000 pages of California codes and several thousand pages of handbooks and commentary.

To address changes in an orderly way, the International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), review updates on an annual basis but only publish these revisions as new editions of codes every three years. The Sate of California and the City of Glendale each review these changes and make their own amendments every three years. The current edition is the 2014 Glendale Building Code with the next one scheduled for adoption in 2017.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

May is Building Safety Month

For the last 36 years, communities all over the country have celebrated May as Building Safety Month. The City of Glendale’s Building and Safety Division will use this year’s celebration not only to host events during the month but to advertise to the community many events that will be occurring throughout 2016.

Each week of Building Safety Month will highlight one of the following important themes:
·         Building Solutions for All Ages
·         The Science Behind the Codes
·         Learn from the Past, Build for Tomorrow
·         Building Codes: A Smart Investment

Get Involved in Pedestrian Safety

With so many beautiful destinations, Glendale is an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely walk or bike ride. To ensure the safety of everyone who walks and bikes here, the City of Glendale has launched a Citywide Safety Education Initiative to help improve safety and raise awareness about being a safe driver, pedestrian, and bicyclist.

You can help us lay the groundwork for our efforts by participating in our online Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Survey.  Share your suggestions about locations that may not feel safe. We also want to hear your thoughts regarding pedestrian, bicyclist & driver behavior and more.  

Visit our for more information about the Citywide Safety Education Initiative and to participate in our survey.  

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Landlords Recognized for Helping Low Income & Homeless Residents

The City of Glendale celebrates April as Fair Housing Month by recognizing property owners for their outstanding participation in the Section 8 and Homeless Shelter Plus Programs. This week, landlords Oscar Gonzales and Keith Lafond received commendations from the Glendale City Council and Housing Authority for their contributions to providing housing opportunities to low income households within Glendale. 

The two landlords were honored for opening up their units to City housing clients that were formerly homeless and low income. Mr. Gonzalez has partnered with the City through the Continuum of Care Homeless Program for the past 8 years. He has helped 10 chronically homeless individuals who have moved into his rental properties and continue to live there. Mr. Lafond has been providing access to affordable housing opportunities for many years as a long time participant in the Section 8 Housing Program.

The City Council thanked the two landlords for being examples of how landlords can be compassionate and understanding of those less fortunate, by meeting their need for housing and helping them get their lives back on track.

Attention Landlords!
Lower your vacancy rate, rent to Section 8! Call (818) 551 -3000 or  list your vacant units here.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

City Council Participates in Transit Experience

The latest in a series of "Work Boot Tuesday" meetings involved riding the Beeline Bus throughout the City and learning about the inner workings of our local transit system. The Glendale City Council and members of the public were immersed in the world of transit while touring the City aboard Beeline routes 32, 1, 2 and 4. 

The tour began with a quick primer in setting up and using the NextBus App. A presentation about rider demographics and the regional transit system followed.  Things slowed down a bit when participants stopped at the Glendale Transportation Center where they learned about future plans for a new transit maintenance facility, recommendations for Tropico area transit and 1st/last mile improvements around the train station.

Veteran's Village Grand Opening Celebration

Veterans Village is Glendale’s newest affordable housing project for lower income veterans and their families. It's grand opening will take place on Tuesday, April 5, 2015 at 10:30 AM at 331 Salem Street, Glendale. 

This 44-unit developments was built through a $20.4 million partnership between the Glendale Housing Authority and developer Thomas Safran & Associates. The project consists of 44 units, a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms.  It will offer specialized social services for the veteran residents provided by New Directions, a nonprofit provider dedicated to empowering veterans and facilitating their return to families.

Get Connected: Economic Development Updates

The Glendale Economic Development Corporation has a new monthly newsletter, connecting residents, businesses and visitors with exciting news and events in Glendale. Sign up to receive the email newsletter here.

Want more frequent updates on new restaurant, shopping, and business activity? Follow @ChooseGlendale on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. Don’t forget to share your exciting finds with us #ChooseGlendale.

Learning About Safety

Our Safe Routes to School Program drew a crowd at the 15th Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration this past Saturday, March 26, at the Pacific Community Center.  Children and parents had fun while learning life-saving lessons about pedestrian, bicycle, helmet and traffic safety. Participants enjoyed making smoothies on a Blender Bike demonstrating pedal power and played safety games for a chance to win a new helmet. Mr. Stop Sign and Ms. Railroad Crossing Sign were on hand to take photos with event participants.

Our partners from Safe Moves, the leading authority in traffic safety education in the country, brought along safety instructors who shared important street safety information with attendees including the health benefits of using alternative modes of transportation which also relieve road congestion and reduce emissions. Both children and adults were reminded of the rules of the road to be safer while walking, riding and rolling! 

Get Involved - Adults completed Pedestrian Safety Surveys in the ongoing effort by the City of Glendale to help our community be safe drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. If you're interested in helping improve safety throughout the City, you can start by completing this 5-minute survey.

Next Stop - Look for us at  Earth Day 2016 on April 30 in Central Park.

To learn more about our safety education program and how to get involved, please visit

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

CDD Profiles: Irina Kassabian

Irina Kassabian is dedicated to helping improve people’s lives through her work. She is a Housing Advisor and has worked for the City of Glendale for nearly 16 years. Irina spends a great amount of time ensuring that Glendale residents have the information they need about affordable housing.

The Nuts & Bolts

As a Housing Advisor, Irina assists tenants and landlord with questions regarding housing policies, rules, and regulations. She is also responsible for determining if individuals who live in Glendale are eligible for the Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8). 

Helping the Community 
Irina uses her skills in the workplace to make sure the community is updated about new Housing programs and opportunities. She does this by conducting public forums and television interviews to speak to the public about Section 8 and other affordable housing alternatives. 

She also devotes her work time to helping the homeless community in Glendale by volunteering to collect information and data on individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Free Concert at the Train Station

Bach at the Train Station
Saturday, March 19, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, join us in a celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 331st birthday with a free concert at the Historic Glendale Transportation Center.

The Cello Ensemble from the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, led by Rebecca Merblum, String Department Chair is joining musicians from around the world for Bach in the Subways Day.

The concert will take place in Glendale's Historic train depot, located at 400 W. Cerritos Avenue, Glendale. 
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 generating 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.

Please visit for more information on related events.

Metro Line 501 Connects Glendale to San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys

There is a new commute option for Glendale residents and employees who work in Downtown Glendale for travel to and from the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.  Starting March 1, 2016, the all-new Metro bus Line 501 is offering Express service between North Hollywood and Pasadena with connecting service to Glendale Beeline Routes 1, 2 and 11 as well as Metro 92 along Brand Boulevard.

Metro 501 will operate Monday-Friday with service every 15 minutes during peak hours. Line 501 weekend service will run every 30 minutes. The cost to ride Metro 501 is $2.50 plus transfers if needed.  Transfer to Metro 92 for free with your TAP card or transfer to Glendale Beeline with a $0.50 Interagency Transfer to ride to your final destination.

For detailed maps and timetables for Metro, Beeline and other connecting services or to plan your trip, visit

More information in Metro's newsletter, TheSource.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Habitat for Humanity to Begin Accepting Applications

Applications for the Lomita Homes, an affordable home ownership project to be built in partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity, will become available on February 18 at the first in a series of four application meetings to be held at the City's Adult Recreation Center. Attendance at one of the four meetings is strongly encouraged.
For more information about who should apply, how to apply and details about the application meetings, click on one of the links to the multilingual informational flyers below:

Before Starting a Residential Window Project in Glendale

Did you know that a permit is always required when changing, installing and/or updating your windows in Glendale?

Over two thousand permit applications are processed through the City’s Permit Services Center each year.  A large portion of these permits involve the installation of new windows. Too often we find out about  changes to windows after they've been purchased and installed. Property owners may be surprised to find out that the windows they spent time and money installing don't meet the City's requirements and must be removed. If you’re thinking about changing the windows in your residential property, there are some basic guidelines and requirements you should be aware of before purchasing your windows and moving forward with your plans.

We’ve outlined these important requirements that must be met before, during and after your window installation project takes place. We hope this helps you successfully navigate the City’s permitting process while avoiding unnecessary delays.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Discover Glendale Dining

Where else can you find cuisines from all over the world without having to carry your passport? Downtown Glendale of course! Our latest Dining Guide will take you on an international culinary extravaganza that will delight your taste buds.

Published by the Economic Development Division, the guide features over 100 restaurants in Downtown Glendale, The Americana at Brand and the Glendale Galleria. If you live work or play in the City, Downtown Glendale offers you range of food options to fit any budget and taste including Asian, Middle Eastern, Mexican & Latin American, Italian and American fare. 

Three of our local eateries were featured in a recent LA Weekly article, "Bourbon Steak Chef Kyle Johnson's Favorite Places to Eat in and Around Glendale."

Glendale has grown into a vibrant "18-hour city" that services people's business and entertainment needs throughout the day and into the evening hours. To find out more about Glendale shopping, dining and nightlife, please follow the Economic Development Division  on Twitter: @ChooseGlendale and on Instagram: @ChooseGlendale or contact them directly at (818) 548-3155.

Monday, January 25, 2016

A Year-in-Review: CDD's Highlights from 2015

2015 was a busy year for the Community Development Department with many long awaited projects coming to fruition and  ambitious plans beginning to take shape and unfold.  Here's a look back at some of the year's major accomplishments and highlights.

Museum of Neon Art (MONA)

#1. 18-Hour Day

Economic vibrancy is among the City's Top Ten Strategic Goals and the Economic Development Division is helping achieve this through its "18-Hour Day" Initiative. Downtown Glendale has everything to live, work, and play from early morning until late at night - and is continuing to attract new and exciting additions. This past year, a number of businesses opened which contribute to the vibrancy  of the downtown, including King Taco, Tender Greens, Pizza Rev, Buffalo Wild Wings and Equinox Gym. Through the proactive attraction efforts of the City, Antaeus Theatre Company, the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) and Eden Burger will enrich the Arts & Entertainment District and providing even greater amenities to residents, businesses and visitors.

The campaign was recently visualized in "Glendale: 18-Hour City" a GTV6 production outlining what a full day in downtown Glendale could look like. Another amenity which was recently reintroduced to the 18-hour day is the weekly farmers market, hosted by the Downtown Glendale Association. Economic Development assisted with the relocation of the market and ongoing marketing of the downtown. 

#2.  Meet Space 134

The idea of building a park over the 134 freeway first appeared in the Downtown Specific Plan in 2006. The concept started gaining steam in 2012 when the City received a $125k grant for the development of a vision plan. The plan was endorsed by the City Council in 2013 which opened the doors for an additional $200k grant in 2014. This new funding allowed for the development of planning studies and for community outreach. 

In 2015 the Space 134 Project was introduced to the community through a series of events that allowed the public to weigh in on the proposed project.

Space 134 Concept Drawing

Solar Installation Demonstration During Building Safety Month

#3.  Building Safety Month

May is Building Safety Month and in 2015, different outreach efforts, surrounding the International Code Council's annual event, reached an all time high. The Building & Safety Division hosted a variety of workshops which ranged in topics from accessibility codes to a live solar installation training. Outreach via CDD's social media platforms included safety tips and how-to-videos.

#4.  Creative Affordable Housing Developments

Identifying opportunities to build affordable housing in Glendale continues to be a top priority for the City. By the end of 2015, our Housing Division was responsible for the addition of over 40 new affordable housing units within the City. The Division also worked toward securing an additional 129-159 new affordable units which are currently in various stages of development and are expected to be completed within the next year to 5 years.

The Veterans Village Project and the ACE 121 (Arts, Culture & Entertainment @ 121 Kenwood) Project exemplify the ingenuity that comes with developing an affordable housing project from concept to reality. 
Veterans Village
Downtown Glendale 

#5.  CDD Recognized for DSP & Mobility Study

After being recognized by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) for the successful implementation of the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) and the Mobility Study, the California Chapter of APA presented the City with the 2015 Award of Excellence recognizing the accomplishments of the two plans.

Together the DSP and Mobility Plan create an optimum transit/pedestrian-oriented environment for reducing auto congestion. Their policies channel development away from hillsides and suburban neighborhoods, directing it to areas where growth is best managed.

#6.  Redevelopment Continues to Wind Down

In 2015 CDD obtained $46 Million of spending authority from the Oversight Board and State Department of Finance to complete several redevelopment projects. These projects included the Laemmle mixed-use project with a 5-screen theater, commercial and residential space, and underground parking; the Central Library renovation project; the Paseo project, a pedestrian paseo joining the Central Library to Brand Boulevard at the Museum of Neon Art (MONA); and the actual Museum of Neon Art building. Both the Paseo and MONA were officially completed in the fall.

The Department also obtained approval of Glendale’s Long Range Property Management Plan (LRPMP) by the Oversight Board and State Department of Finance. The LRPMP dictates the fate of Glendale’s properties that were formerly owned by the Redevelopment Agency. Some of the properties were sold to developers for redevelopment-related projects in Glendale, some were transferred to the City as government-use properties, and others will be sold on the open market.
Rendering:Central Library Renovation 

Community Development Director, Philip Lanzafame (Photo by Cory Hansen)

#7.  New Director Takes the Helm

Philip Lanzafame was appointed to the position of Director of Community Development in September 2015 after serving as the Interim Director for three months. In this role, he oversees the department's divisions including:

As a Glendale/Montrose native, Philip serves the community he lives in with pride. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a local government official specializing in the areas of redevelopment, economic development and housing development. Prior to his current appointment, Lanzafame served as the Director of Community Redevelopment & Housing (before its merger with Community Planning to create Community Development), Assistant Director of Development Services, and Economic Development Administrator for the City of Glendale.

Among the many redevelopment projects he has managed are the Walt Disney Company’s 125-acre Grand Central Creative Campus, Caruso Affiliated’s 15.5 acre Americana at Brand, and the expansion of the DreamWorks Animation Campus. During his career in Glendale, he has collaborated on several planning exercises including the Downtown Specific Plan, the San Fernando Road Corridor Zoning Project, the East Broadway Neighborhood Plan and the Glendale Art & Entertainment District Program and arranged funding for many public facilities and projects including the expansion of the Alex Theatre, renovation of the Central Library, construction of the Adult Recreation Center and rehabilitation of Griffith Manor Park.

Lanzafame earned a Master of Public Administration degree, with distinction, from California State University, Northridge. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from San Diego State University and in 2003, he was awarded a Fannie Mae Foundation Fellowship in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a lecturer and presenter to a wide variety of organizations from the Urban Land Institute and the former California Redevelopment Association to the USC School of Law and San Diego State University’s School of Planning. He is the author of The Effect of the Built Environment on Community, a comparison study of the effect sprawl and concentrated development has on one’s sense of community and in 2008 received a local area Emmy Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for co-producing Invest in Glendale, a short video feature promoting Glendale as a place to invest and do business.

Philip is also involved with the Glendale community. Board positions with civic organizations include the Friends of the Glendale Public Library, Glendale Educational Foundation (GEF) Advisory member, Glendale Arts, Special Olympics and GEF Summer School, Inc. where he is the organization’s founding president; the 501(c)(3) is a private school dedicated to providing accelerated summer school opportunities (not offered by GUSD) to Glendale students.

Philip has been married to Melinda Lanzafame for 30 years. They have three grown children and live in Montrose. He looks forward to a robust and productive 2016 with the Community Development team!

The Community Development Department (CDD) works to maintain and improve the high standard of living for which the city of Glendale is known. Our goal is to continuously enhance the character of the City through coordinated programs and streamlined procedures, ensuring that all development is done in a predictable and consistent manner and that the quality and character that Glendale residents expect from their neighborhoods is realized. Stay connected with CDD to receive the latest department news and updates.