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Thanks for taking the time to complete our survey. We value your feedback and would appreciate your thoughts on Zoning Text Amendment ZTA16-02.

At the request of members of the Glendale City Council, staff is working through a comprehensive process to study and gather public input regarding a potential Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) that would modify the city's Zoning Ordinance to allow chickens to be kept in neighborhoods. Starting with the first public neighborhood meeting in August, the topic has generated a lot of public discussion and additional questions. Due to the significant public activity and interest on this topic, Glendale staff in coordination with the Commission, decided to postpone the scheduled Planning Commission meeting in October to allow addition time to gather information and public input. The item will be placed on a future Planning Commission agenda.  Please contact Thomas Ritz, AICP, Senior Planner at 623-930-2588 or at

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Meet Councilmember Ray Malnar
Councilmember Ray Malnar was elected in November 2015 to represent Glendale’s Sahuaro District and began his term on November 10, 2015.
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Dear Sahuaro District Resident,

I would like to extend an invitation to you or a designated representative from your community to participate on my Sahuaro District Advisory Committee. The focus of the committee will be on Glendale's future outlook and how citizens wish to see the city in the next 40 years.

An important aspect of Glendale's success is its relationship, outreach and service to our community.  This advisory committee will help provide me important guidance and feedback on city and district issues as we continue to advance our mission of excellence and community improvement.

I hope you will accept this invitation to join the Sahuaro District Advisory Committee so we may benefit from your knowledge and insight.  Appointments to the committee are for a one year term and meetings are held three times a year. I plan to have a meeting in early 2017.

Again, thank you in advance for agreeing to play a part in making Glendale a better place to live.  To join, or if you need additional information, please contact Van Ornelas at or 623-930-2016.

Ray Malnar
Sahuaro District

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RayMalnar Councilmember Ray Malnar Holds Spring Sahuaro District Meeting April 6
Malnar to provide district update, discuss city streets, transportation, and planning issues
Councilmember Ray Malnar is hosting a district meeting for all Sahuaro District residents.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Cactus High School, 6330 W. Greenway Road, Glendale. For more information or to request special accommodations, call 623-930-2016.
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Councilmember Ray Malnar, Allen & Ed Prudhomme

Councilmember Ray Malnar, Abdu Dahr & Paul Davis

New on “Glendale Today” – City Councilmember Ray Malnar Showcases some of Glendale’s Hidden Gems

Councilmember Ray Malnar of the Sahuaro District takes viewers on a tour of two community centers that enhance residents’ quality of life: the Paseo Racquet Center for tennis and One Step Beyond, which features enrichment programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Councilmember Malnar’s guests on the first part of the program are Ed and Allen Prudhomme, who manage the Paseo Racquet Center for the city. Viewers learn about what the tennis center has to offer players of all ages and abilities and get an update on the exciting new renovations and improvements to the facility now underway. Councilmember Malnar’s next stop is at One Step Beyond, where Paul Davis, Development and Communications Manager and Abdu Dahr, Senior Director of Programs, discuss life skills, employment and job training and recreation opportunities. Councilmember Malnar also talks with members about how much One Step Beyond has improved their lives.
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CM Malnar with Martin Arts Center President Wesolowski and Program Manager Shelley Briggs
CM Malnar with Peoria Unified School District Dr. Beltram and  WestMEC Superintendent Donovan

New on “Glendale Today” – Councilmember Ray Malnar Highlights After School, Career and Technical Educational Opportunities
Councilmember Ray Malnar of the Sahuaro District highlights STEAM and  technical educational programs on his new edition of the TV show “Glendale Today.” Guests on the program include Martin Wesolowski, President & CEO and Shelly Briggs, Board Treasurer and Program Manager, both of the Martin Arts Center; Superintendent Greg Donovan of West-MEC and Dr. Patti Beltram, Director for Career and Technical Education in the Peoria Unified School District. Councilmember Malnar first discusses the Arizona STEAM Shop, part of the Martin Arts Center, which focuses on incorporating art as a means to explore science, technology, engineering and math and is offered free for grades K-12 at the Glendale Community Center. The second half highlights career and technical programs at West-MEC and the Peoria Unified School District that help Glendale students acquire the skills needed to make them successful in the future. Here’s a sneak peek at the show.
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CM Ray Malnar, Deb Krmpotic and Brian Friedman

New on “Glendale Today”– Councilmember Malnar Highlights the City’s Healthcare Industry
On this new edition of “Glendale Today”, Councilmember Ray Malnar of the Sahuaro District takes viewers inside the city’s medical industry and profiles medical education opportunities. Councilmember Malnar’s guests are Economic Development Director Brian Friedman and Chief Executive Officer of Banner Thunderbird, Deb Krmpotic, who discuss Glendale’s successful healthcare organizations and why they are so important to the entire community. Councilmember Malnar also highlight’s the high level of services and state-of-the-art medical facilities available to Glendale residents at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, the city’s largest private employer. Viewers also learn about the city’s many partnerships with local medical educational institutions and how they are bringing high-wage jobs and other medical industry businesses to the city. Here’s a sneak peek at the show.
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Get the Sahuaro District Weekly Update e-mail Bulletin
Get the latest information about what's happening in the Sahuaro District and the city of Glendale by visiting the Sahuaro District Weekly Update page. You can also sign up to receive these newsletters via e-mail. Read more

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Boards and Commissions Vacancies
Click here to view board and commission vacancies in the Sahuaro District as well as throughout the city.
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Sahuaro District Amenities
Glendale's Sahuaro District is a beautiful area in the northern section of Glendale, that includes the Thunderbird Paseo Linear Park and more than a dozen other great recreation spots. Visit the amenities page to find out where parks and important city facilities in the area are located. Read more


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