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Fans set Attendance Record at Camelback Ranch Glendale!
White Sox and Dodgers fans love their Spring Training games at Camelback Ranch-Glendale!

In fact, officials at the complex just announced fans attended Spring Training at an unprecedented rate in 2015. Maybe you were one of the over 232,000 fans who chose to take in a game at the jewel of the Cactus League facilities. Thank you fans! You made Spring Training a huge success!


Foothills Library

Updated 3/17/15 City Council Decides Against Potential Sale and Relocation of the Foothills Branch Library

On Tuesday, March 17 the City Council met to discuss and provide staff with further direction regarding the potential sale and relocation of the Foothills Branch Library. In accordance with the received public opinion, the Council has elected to preserve the Foothills Library in its current format.  No sale or relocation will take place.

More information and meeting details: History of Foothills Branch Library Proposal | press release | 3/17/15 Council Workshop

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GLENDALE'S GOT GAME!  ONE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS!
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers Thanks His Team on a Great Super Bowl! 
It certainly was an exciting Super Bowl XLIX. Nearly 70,000 fans inside the University of Phoenix Stadium and millions around the world watched the New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks in one of the most exciting down-to-the-wire finishes in Super Bowl history.
Like the players on the field, city workers put their heart into years of behind-the-scenes preparations: including public safety, traffic coordination, media outreach and hospitality.  Glendale's Scorecard!

VIDEO: Mayor Weiers thanks all the City of Glendale employees. 

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS:  Property Brothers give Glendale a shoutout | Property Brothers predict the Super Bowl outcome  |   Safety: See something, say something Journalists from around the globe  |  Westgate's Super Music Series | Mayor Weiers presented with ticketsDIRECTV Super Fan Festival

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Fiesta Bowl 2014 Great Game, Great Catalyst to Local Economy: Fiesta Bowl
Another Successful Fiesta Bowl Provides Boost to Glendale. Happy New Year and thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy watching the University of Arizona and Boise State University battle it out in the 44th Annual Fiesta Bowl. If watching the game piqued your interest in visiting Glendale, Arizona, download our FREE Glendale Travel Packet. For more information and a post-game wrap up about the VIZIO Fiesta Bowl, check out the official site: FiestaBowl
SLIDESHOW:  VIZIO Fiesta Bowl 2014 VIDEO:  VIZIO Fiesta Bowl Media Day
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AZ Coyotes Logo Gila River Arena
The Glendale City Council approved Gila River Arena as the new name for the Glendale owned arena during the September 9 City Council Meeting.

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West Valley Resort Rendering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The West Valley Resort Breaks Ground

On Thursday, August 28, 2014, the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) broke ground on its West Valley Resort & Casino project during a ceremony attended by community leaders from across the region.  Located near 95th Avenue and Northern Avenue, the construction build-out will occur in phases over the course of approximately three years.  Watch the video

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The Glendale City Council approves formal agreement with Tohono O’odham for West Valley Resort project

  • Construction update from March 13, click here
  • Construction update from February 23, click here
  • Construction update from December 3, click here
  • Construction update rendering, click here
  • To view the press release from August 12, click here
  • To view the council meeting from August 12, click here
  • To view the agreement, click here

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Glendale City Council voted in favor of approving a resolution that supports  the Tohono O’odham Nation developing land within Glendale’s planning area for a proposed casino and resort.   The vote officially reaffirms the city’s position to repeal the city’s 2009 position which previously opposed the project and now states that the city officially supports the trust land being utilized for gaming. The vote included official support from Glendale’s three newest councilmembers:  Jamie Aldama, Lauren Tolmachoff and Bart Turner.

  • To read the press release click here
On July 15, the Glendale City Council voted in favor of repealing the Council’s 2009 position that opposed the Tohono O’odham Nation developing land within Glendale’s planning area for a proposed casino and resort.The vote repeals the 2009 position and states that the city officially supports the trust land being utilized for gaming. The Glendale City Clerk will send a copy of the resolution to all members of the Arizona Federal Delegation, announcing the city’s position.In addition, city staff will continue to negotiate with the Tohono O’odham Nation as previously directed by Council.
  • To read the press release click here
  • To read the Council Communication click here
  • To read the resolution click here
  • To watch the Council Meeting on Glendale 11 TV click here

Archived information and documents: Click here

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Dollar sign Community Development Fee Schedule Adjustment
Table 3B of the Community Development Fee Schedule is proposed to be adjusted annually in accordance with the ICC Building Valuation Data. Effective date proposed is July 1, 2015. Table 3B
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Results from External Audit
In February of 2013, the Glendale City Council directed that an external audit be conducted on the city’s finances. The city hired an independent attorney and auditor to complete this audit. The final analysis is posted below. The city is currently reviewing the report and will take appropriate action based on these results. Click here to view the audit.
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Flood Plain Insurance
If you have questions about your flood plain insurance in Glendale,
please call (623) 930-2600, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Click here for FEMA information.
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Neighborhood Legislative Link
The City of Glendale Legislative Link program provides residents the critical information they need to stay informed about what is happening at the legislature and how the bills could affect their neighborhoods and community. For more information, including how to sign-up to receive regular updates, click here.

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NHL Arizona Coyotes
The city is working with IceArizona to continue the long-term presence and success of the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale.
Tickets: Visit the Arizona Coyotes online here
Financial documents: Click here
Archived information and documents: Click here.
Videos: Arizona Coyotes owner Anthony LeBlanc - Clip One | Clip Two | Full Interview

 
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