After years of ongoing opposition to the Tohono O'odham Nation's plan to build a resort-style casino, the new Glendale City Manager suggests the city drop legal opposition and develop a "more positive" relationship with the tribe.
Acting City Manager Dick Bowers authored a memo on April 26 to the ... More >>
Glendale Human Resources Director Alma Carmicle got a bonus and a bump in pay -- at a time when wages were frozen for employees citywide -- and was allowed to remain on Glendale's payroll even though she and her family moved to Mississippi.The Arizona Republic reported that Carmicle "received a near ... More >>
Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily PlanetGlendale City Manager Ed BeasleySomething's gotta be up.Glendale City Manager Ed Beasley -- the architect for the city's now flailing Phoenix Coyotes Arena and mega-city projects such Westgate City Center and Main Street -- has announced his plans to retire in 2012 ... More >>
ABC15.comLocal media grilling former El Mirage City Manager B.J. Cornwall about his pay raises.El Mirage once again finds itself at a crossroad. The departure of B.J. Cornwall, the city's longest tenured city manager, leaves City Attorney Rick Flaaen in charge of a community in a financial crisis ... More >>
Goldwater Institute lawyers have decided against suing the city of Glendale -- for now.Yesterday, a spokesman at the Goldwater Institute told us that the think tank was readying a lawsuit over the city of Glendale's deal with the NHL, which could give the hockey league up to $25 million to ... More >>
So much for that "deal."Just days after Glendale and the NHL agreed to a $25 million deal to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Jobing.com Arena for one more year, the Goldwater Institute tells New Times it will file a lawsuit to invalidate the agreement.Le Templar, a spokesman for the Phoenix-based ... More >>
Mayor Elaine ScruggsGlendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs was convinced that Channel 12 reporter Brahm Resnik misquoted her in a July 17 post on www.azcentral.com, city records show. In fact, Scruggs was angry enough to tell other city officials she wanted to demand a retraction.But the tale of the tape ... More >>
This is not good for Glendale.Two days after he pushed back the date of the auction of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team, U.S. District Court Judge Redfield T. Baum ordered that the rescheduled auction will open to all bidders -- not just those who plan on keeping the team (however temporarily) in ... More >>
Public complaints about racism have created firestorms of recrimination at the Glendale police department. Is psychological counseling a remedy for the conflict -- or retaliation against officers who spoke out?