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Wildfire Town Hall

Assembly Member, Laura Friedman’s office is hosting a “Wildfire Town Hall” meeting on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

At this event, you can learn about safety, home hardening and wildfire prevention practices from experts, first responders and others.

Wildfire Town Hall
Saturday, May 18, 2019
11am-12pm Open house with firefighting agencies and experts
12pm-1pm Panel discussion on preparation and prevention

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Council Rooms A&B
1812 Verdugo Rd.
Glendale, CA


Important Public Hearing Regarding Scholl Canyon Landfill

On Wednesday, March 21st at 5:00 PM, the Glendale Planning Commission will be hearing oral comments and will be voting whether to approve the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Biogas Renewable Generation Project (Power Plant) at the Scholl Canyon Landfill.  Meeting location is  633 E. Broadway, Room 105, in Glendale.

What this means is the City is trying to fast track the installation of a new power generating system on top of our landfill without a full and proper analysis of environmental hazards.  An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) would more fully examine these hazards and would also provide alternatives solutions.  GOCHA is calling for a full EIR report.  Be advised that if this MND is approved on Wednesday, the power plant will be built on the landfill.

It is important that we get a big turnout for this very important meeting. We need the city to hear us. 

Please see attached flyer and plan to attend this important meeting regarding a power plant that would affect all of us in the canyon as well as in surrounding areas.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:00 pm

Municipal Services Building 633 E. Broadway Room 105

Public Hearing Flyer

Informational Meeting - Glenoaks Elementary Traffic Concerns

Good evening fellow canyon residents. On Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30pm, there will be an informational meeting at the Glenoaks Elementary School Auditorium to discuss traffic concerns around the school and more specifically at the corner of Glenoaks Blvd. and Waltonia Dr. The city will listen to resident input and lay out the several options they are considering to address the traffic issues during school pick-up and drop-off.

February 28, 2018 6:30pm Glenoaks Elementary School Auditorium 2015 E. Glenoaks Blvd. Glendale, CA  91206

GOCHA Position Paper on Scholl Canyon Landfill Expansion Proposal

Please click the link below to read GOCHA's official position paper regarding the proposed expansion of the Scholl Canyon landfill. This document will be sent to the Glendale City Council as well as to the Glendale Public Works department. We welcome your comments on this issue as it affects everyone in the canyon. GOCHA landfill position paper

City Extends Landfill Expansion Public Comment Period

Due to the overwhelming turnout at the May 19th meeting held at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse, the city has decided to extend the public comment period to July 31st in order for everyone to have a chance to have their opinion heard. In an email written to GOCHA President David Weeks, General Manager of Public Works Steve Zurn said that it was important to give residents a chance to have their opinions heard and therefore the city is extending the public comment period by 60 days. This will give residents more time to digest the Environmental Impact Report and comment. If you would like to have your voice heard, please take the time to look at the report and let the city know your opinion.

All comments must be submitted in writing to the Sanitation Districts (Attention: Ms. Debra Bogdanoff) at 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601 or by email at no later than July 31, 2014. Any comments provided should identify specific environmental concerns related to the proposed project. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Ms. Bogdanoff at (562) 908–4288, extension 2734.

Scholl Canyon Landfill Expansion Meeting on Monday

[UPDATE 05/19/14] Below is the official letter that GOCHA has sent opposing the landfill. More information to come after tonight's meeting.

GOCHA comment letter

There will be a meeting on Monday night with the Glendale Public Works and the County Sanitation representatives to discuss the expansion project for the landfill. At this meeting, we hope to cover the current state of the landfill, the proposed expansions, and their ecological repercussions followed by an open forum.

A representative from Senator Liu's office involved in environmental issues for our district will be at Monday's meeting as well.

The city is proposing an expansion of the landfill and we encourage everyone to attend this meeting to understand and discuss the impact this expansion will have on our canyon and its residents.

Follow this link for an article written in the News Press about the expansion.,0,6785628.story

If you would like to look at the Environmental Impact Report, you can look at it here:

The meeting will be held at Joe Bridges Clubhouse in Glenoaks Park 2531 E Glenoaks Blvd. Monday, May 19, at 6:30-8:00 pm

We encourage everyone to attend this very important meeting.

Neighborhood Watch Update Meeting with Officer Sue Shine

The Glendale Police Department will be hosting a Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Watch Update Meeting at Joe Bridges Clubhouse at Glenoaks Park on Monday, October 14, 2013 beginning at 6:30PM. Our Area Commander, Tim Feeley will join us and provide his insight on trends and answer questions.

You may RSVP to Officer Shine

Glendale City Council to Consider 29% Electricity Rate Increases

The Glendale City Council will meet Tuesday evening to consider large increases to our electricity rates. According to the GWP, these rate hikes are necessary to keep the utility from going insolvent by 2017. Opponents to the rate hikes site that if the utility kept all the money collected by customers rather than giving millions to the general fund, these hikes would not be necessary. The proposal would begin with an average jump of 8% this year, followed by further increases of 7%, 5%, 2% and 2% in subsequent consecutive years. The rate increases would be compounded on top of each other. Since the City Council will be meeting the same night that many residents will be participating in the National Night Out, please email the city council voicing your opinion on these large increases.

Email the city council today:

Click here to read this story in the [Glendale News Press].


Community Meetings to Discuss Electricity Rate Increases

The city has scheduled several community meetings to discuss the upcoming electricity rate hikes. All meetings will be held 7-8:30pm at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. City of Glendale, Police Community Room 131 N. Isabel St. Glendale, CA 91206
  • Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Boy Scouts of America 1325 Grandview Ave. Glendale, CA 91201
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Glendale Youth Center 211 W. Chestnut St., Suite 302, Glendale, CA 91204
  • Thursday, June 27, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pacific Edison Community Center 501 S. Pacific Ave. Glendale, CA 91204

More on the rate hikes can be found over at the Glendale News Press site.

A Big Thank You to the Firefighters Who Battled Friday's Fire

On behalf of all of us living in Glenoaks and Chevy Chase Canyons, I would like to thank all the brave firefighters, helicopter pilots, police, and other service personnel that so efficiently and effectively put out Friday's fire. They did an incredible job and it was truly enlightening watching their efforts in saving our homes and keeping all of us safe.