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									                             2005-2006 Accomplishments
     Administrative Services                                                                                             • Provided training regarding the Brown Act, Conflicts of Interest, CEQA, Public Records Act, Insurance
                                                                                                                           Requirements, and other subjects to City Council and various boards and commissions.
                                                                                                                         • Successfully represented the City by obtaining defense verdicts in numerous jury/court trials, as well as
     • Timely 2004/2005 Audited Financial Statements
                                                                                                                           positive results in several appellate cases.
     • Timely 2005/2006 Amended Budget
                                                                                                                         • Examined and approved City agreements and contracts.
     • Two-Year Budget (2006/07 & 2007/08)
                                                                                                                         • Managed outside counsel, where required, to obtain desired results.
     • Continued regular PC replacement in Finance
                                                                                                                         • Hired a Chief Assistant City Attorney – Land Use.
     • Timely 2005/2006 Budget Summary Booklet
                                                                                                                         • Restructured management of attorneys with new Chief Assistant City Attorney and promotions.
     • Provide Quarterly Budget Reports
                                                                                                                         • Provided more support and a dedicated attorney for Planning issues, Board of Zoning, Historic Preservation
     • Received Government Finance Officers Association certificate of achievement for excellence in financial
                                                                                                                           Commission, Zoning Administrator, and Planning Commission.
                                                                                                                         • Hired Police Advisor.
     • Went live on Accounts Receivable/Billing – December 2005
                                                                                                                         • Completed a thorough assessment of the City Attorney’s book budget and determined that with the elimi
     • Improved Month-end close from 21st to 11th of each month
                                                                                                                           nation of certain books being available online or no longer necessary, we are able to save at least $8,000
     • Financial reports updated daily
                                                                                                                           in City funds and at the same time, continue to provide the staff attorneys with the appropriate legal
     • Updated accounting procedures
                                                                                                                           resources to perform their jobs.
     • Reconciled fixed assets and now book entries monthly
                                                                                                                         • Negotiated a contract with Westlaw for on-line legal research materials which provided a wider range of
     • Produced multiple flyers, brochures and posters in a variety of languages
                                                                                                                           legal materials at a cost-effective price.
     • Participated in the planning and production of public outreach materials for LRP
     • Facilitated the electronic transfer of payroll checks to the Xerox network printer
     • Updated computers, operating systems and software
     • Updated and transitioned the Administrative Policy Manual from a printed document to an online document           City Clerk
     • Expanded Peoplesoft electronic fund transfers (EFT) to Medicare, Housing and Workers Compensation                 • Successfully conducted April 5, 2005 General Municipal Election
         vendors                                                                                                         • Provided translated sample ballots in over 3 languages
     • Developed reports to notify departments not receiving purchases on-line in Peoplesoft                             • Completed initial audit recommendations for taxi driver registration and documentation
                                                                                                                         • Conducted audit of filming policies and permit services
                                                                                                                         • Implemented data-file sharing program of dog licenses with Police and Fire Departments
     Human Resources
                                                                                                                         • Completed initial beta-test of electronic Agenda Management System in coordination with Information
     • Completed contract negotiations with GMA and GCEA for four-year contracts.
                                                                                                                           Services – brought three departments online with new system (Library, IS, Redevelopment)
     • Completed 35 amendments to the Civil Service Rules and Regulations, involving meet and confer with
                                                                                                                         • Hired new Customer Service Representative to assist with day-to-day office task and general departmental
        employee associations, and approvals by the Commission and Council.
     • Working with the Civil Service Commission and City Manager’s office, coordinated the hourly conversions of
                                                                                                                         • Initiated and implemented regular/monthly staff meetings/debriefings
        over 100 positions, and eliminated the widespread use of full-time hourly employees.
     • Participated in over 40 separate recruitment outreach events, including job fairs, job informational sessions,
        television appearances. (04/05 & 05/06)
     • Ran over 80 advertisements in ethnic-related journals and publications promoting employment with the City         City Treasurer
        of Glendale.                                                                                                     • Continue to automate division operations and support E-Commerce initiative within the City of Glendale
     • Placed salary schedules, benefits and all Memoranda of Understanding on the City’s public website.
     • Kept increases for medical and dental insurance programs to a minimum, defying a strong trend toward
        double-digit increases in the industry.
     • Implemented new Flexible Benefit Plan provider through One-Point Solutions, the nationwide Blue Card net          Community Development & Housing
        work for retirees, benefits for domestic partners and coordination of the new Medicare Part D program for        Section 8
        retirees..                                                                                                       • Received a National Award of Merit in Administrative Innovation from NAHRO for the Tax Refund and
     • Improved communication of benefit programs by offering enhanced open enrollment sessions, City-wide                   Lottery Intercept Collections Program administered by the Franchise Tax Board Tax. This program allows
        retirement seminar, as well as the implementation of separate new employee benefits orientations for new             the City of Glendale to collect debt from program participants by intercepting State tax refunds.
        salaried and hourly employees.                                                                                   • The federal HUD agency designates Glendale’s Section 8 program the category of “High Performer” under
     • Have concluded the selection process for an on-line employment application process.                                   the annual Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP), a performance-based evaluation.
     • Formalized the process for addressing employees/applicants with disabilities and/or work restrictions             • Implemented the Emphasys Elite Information Management System. This system is necessary to successfully
        through an interactive collaborative process.                                                                        administer and track the Section 8 program and to generate monthly housing assistance payments to
     • Received and processed over 5,000 employment applications.                                                            property owners.
     • Trained the HR staff in a multi-session training program on Personnel Selection.                                  • Initiated Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) to participating property owners and property management
     Risk Management                                                                                                     • Hosted an Emphasys Elite Users Group for users located in the Southern California area.
     • Implemented Injury/Illness Prevention Programs (required by Cal/OSHA) in half of the City Departments             • Hosted an Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) HUD training.
     • Completed third internal review and audit of our claims reducing the Open/Active Inventory to 812 files.          • Awarded $63,000.00 in support of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) coordinator.
     • Closed 158 files from the Open/Active Inventory.                                                                  • Conducted 8informal hearings for program participants terminated from the program for program
     • Reduced our Outstanding Future Liability by $489,897.                                                                 violations. The informal hearing officer upheld all eight hearings.
     • Opened 238 new claims for the 2004-2005 fiscal year and have closed 133.                                          • The program has steadily assisted 2800 families in their share of rent in the City of Glendale.
                                                                                                                         • Section 8 staff was key personnel in the operation of the City’s Emergency Information Center during the
                                                                                                                             intense rainstorms and train derailment.
                                                                                                                         • Awarded 9 additional vouchers from HUD for the administration of the Commerce Terrace project in the
     City Attorney                                                                                                           City of Tujunga.
     • Provided a broad range of services directed towards promoting the objectives of the city while protecting         • Presentations made within the community such as the Armenian T.V., Larry Fariar, and the Women’s
        the City from loss and risk.                                                                                         Commission.
     • Involved in major land use projects.
     • Provided excellent transactional, civil and criminal representation in a cost effective manner.                   Housing Development & Preservation
     • Provided prompt, thorough, and high quality legal advice and guidance to the City Council, boards and             • Executed a Disposition and Development Agreement for the development of a 35-unit first time home
        commissions, departments, and employees.                                                                            buyer, affordable homeownership project utilizing Housing Authority and New Market Tax Credits for 339-
     • Researched and pursued legal remedies to ensure the safety, welfare, and quality of life for the residents           343 W. Doran Avenue.
     of the City primarily by prosecuting Municipal Code violations.                                                     • Executed an Option Agreement with United Cerebral Palsy for development of a 24-unit developmentally
     • Saved taxpayer monies by effectively and efficiently representing the City, its council, departments, and            disabled affordable rental housing project for 6200 San Fernando Road.
        employees in litigation and transactional matters.                                                               • Executed an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity for the devel
     • Vigorously handled claims by minimizing the City’s liability through resolution or a cost effective settlement.      opment of an 11-unit homeownership project for low income households.
                                                                                                                         • Issued, evaluated, and recommended submittals and an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement in response to an

                                                                        Glendale City Centennial 2006
                                                                                                                            RFP for affordable housing development for 295-307 East Garfield Avenue.
                              2005-2006 Accomplishments
• Funded and assisted in the completion of 8 units of new owner construction units affordable to low or          CENTRAL GLENDALE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA
  moderate income home buyers (Vine & Pacific-Habitat; 415-417 E. Elk Avenue Town Homes).                        • Town Center - completed property acquisition, tenant relocations, and demolition and site preparation.
• Provided first time home buyer education assistance to 200 people through 8 home buyer classes, including         Successfully defended entitlements and environmental review from legal challenges.
  an Armenian and Spanish language class.                                                                        • Closed escrow and started construction on the Embassy Suites Hotel project.
• Annually monitor over 1,000 City-assisted or permitted affordable housing units to assure compliance with      • Assisted Planning in the formulation of new zoning and development standards and in the recruitment,
  program guidelines.                                                                                               retention, and contract management of various technical experts in conjunction with the preparation of the
• Funded and oversaw rehabilitation of 40 single family owner occupied housing units.                               Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) including CEQA review, transportation, and DSP text and graphics
                                                                                                                    preparation for the DSP.
CDBG                                                                                                             • Provided entitlement assistance and construction coordination for SNK 34 unit mixed-use residential
                                                                                                                    condominium project at 220 East Broadway.
• Completed final accounting and close-out of the Edison Pacific project.
                                                                                                                 • Issued Request For Proposals to determine reuse options for DPSS site.
• Completed transition of Project ACHIEVE homeless shelter and access center from the Institute for Urban
                                                                                                                 • Provided entitlement assistance and plan check coordination with various residential projects in the
   Research and Development to the City.
                                                                                                                    Downtown including Intracorp project at Orange/Wilson, 300 North Central, and Intracorp 416 East
• Completed six non-profit community center construction projects, including Edison Pacific Health Clinic,
   Neighborhood Legal Services, YWCA Roofing, Homenetmen Security Improvements, Riverdale Head Start
   Playground Improvements, and Catholic Charities Community Center.
• Completed 5-Year Consolidated Plan.                                                                            CITYWIDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
• Completed Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.                                                             • Assisted in the development and implementation of the “Open for Business” marketing program for
                                                                                                                     downtown businesses during the Brand Boulevard streetscape project.
Neighborhood Services                                                                                            • Developed an advertising campaign for downtown businesses and downtown parking.
• Developed and implemented a program to reduce # of abandoned shopping carts on City streets.                   • Assisted several auto dealers and mixed-used residential developers with the entitlement process for the
• Rental Housing Inspection Program recognized by the Cal. League of Cities with the Helen Putnam Award              construction of new or expanded facilities. Entitlements include variances, design review, environmental
    of Excellence                                                                                                    review, and temporary occupancy.
• Junior Ambassadors Middle School Environmental Educational Program recognized by the Cal League of             • Co-sponsored the City’s annual summer street party, Cruise Night and the Alex Theatre’s community
    Cities with the Helen Putnam Award of Excellence.                                                                celebration involving 30,000 participants on Brand Boulevard.
• Front Yard Wall & Fence Enforcement program re-directed in conformance with changing Council priorities.       • Hosted the 4th Annual Broker’s Roundtable and sponsored Agency participation in three Chamber of
• Planned, organized and conducted community outreach meetings for City’s Long Range Planning effort.                Commerce business events.
                                                                                                                 • Continued staff support to six business districts including Kenneth Village, Sparr Heights, Montrose, Adams
Worforce Development                                                                                                 Square, Downtown Merchants, and the South Brand Auto Dealers.
• Exceeded fourteen of fifteen State of California, Workforce Investment Act performance standards, which
   regulate services to job seekers and businesses.
• Provided over 36,000 individual services to job seekers in areas such as internet job search, phone banks,
   periodicals, free faxing, and photocopying services.
• Approximately doubled the workforce development budget compared to the previous year based on the              •    Responded to more than 15,000 calls for help in a prompt, professional manner;
   acquisition of new competitive grants.                                                                        •    Successfully completed trial Unified Response Program for automatic aid;
• Began implementation of a strategy with the one-stop partner, the state Employment Development                 •.   Completed consolidation of Fire Prevention and Environmental Management Sections
   Department (EDD), to integrate services of the two agencies.                                                  •    Completed change out of breathing apparatus
• Based on a directive by the WIB board of directors, doubled the budget allocation directed to training         •    Dispatched more than 56,000 calls for assistance for Glendale and other agencies.
   services for job seekers.                                                                                     •    Responded to Metrolink incident and opened EOC on three (3) occasions due to rainfall and mudslides.
• Implemented a nurses training grant to train 100 nurses to fill vacancies at local hospitals. Proposal was     •    Completed consolidation of Mechanical Maintenance management with Public Works.
   ranked # 1 in the state among competitive proposals submitted to the Governor.                                •    Ensure, to the extent possible, that new hires reflect the city’s diversity.
• Recently awarded a second nurses training grant from the Governor (proposal was ranked #2 in the state)
   to train 124 nurses to fill vacancies locally. Total award from the state between the two nursing grants is
   approximately $1 million.                                                                                     Glendale Water & Power
• Received a special $1.2 million National Emergency Grant from the state to provide clean-up and                • The Call Center “Service Level” standards were changed from handling 80% of calls in 120 seconds to 80%
   maintenance services to local areas affected by the 2005 hillside flooding.                                     in 30 seconds.
• Provided assistance to 45 employers and their employees affected by major layoffs or plants closures.          • Implemented Harris mCARE, a mobile dispatch system. Tablet PCs carried by the Field Technicians utilize
   Acquired two special grants from the state to provide layoff aversion services and business assistance to       wireless communication to receive field orders electronically. The PCs replaced printed field orders and
   local businesses.                                                                                               eliminated the manual sorting of paperwork. The field order system interfaces with our billing system to
• Implemented a major grant project to assist laid off workers at the Kodak Corp. whose jobs have become           automatically input meter readings and field order completion notes.
   obsolete due to the advent of digital cameras. The grant served workers throughout Los Angeles County.        • In April of 2006, GWP Customer Services hosted the 4th Annual Harris Pacific User Group (PUG) meeting at
                                                                                                                   the Edison Pacific Community Center in Glendale. This meeting was a great opportunity for Harris (CIS
Youth Employment Program                                                                                           Vendor) users of PUBS and NorthStar to get together, network with other users and cities, discuss business
• Over 297 youth were placed in local hospitals, non-profits, schools, libraries, government offices and           processes, resolve issues, and communicate our needs to Harris as a group.
    hillside brush clearance, and collectively worked over 105,686 hours.                                        • Completed the KROQ underground wiring and pole removal.
• .Three-hundred and fifty youth participated in classroom training on understanding life skills, employer       • Completed the installation of the substructures and wiring on Montrose Avenue, east of La Crescenta
    expectations, interviewing techniques, and resume preparation.                                                 Avenue.
• Sixty-two youth participated in 45 hours of Remedial Education training in English and Math.                   • Reconstructed and converted seven 4kV electrical feeders for 12kV operations.
• Organized and trained 51 youth participants to participate in the Glendale Community College Job Fair, in      • Designed for reconstruction of the Montrose/Bel Aire lines for 69kV operation.
    partnership with the Verdugo School to Career.                                                               • Installed two new 69/34.5kV Kellog tie transformers.
                                                                                                                 • Completed the spill prevention project at all electrical substations.
                                                                                                                 • Completed the intertie connection with Burbank to receive energy from the Magnolia power plant.
Development Services                                                                                             • Completed the removal, relocation and new installation of street lights on Brand Blvd. from Colorado to
SAN FERNANDO ROAD CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA                                                              Sanchez.
• Provided project management assistance with Disney (GC3) first phase of development. Monitor the project       • Installed 60 street lights by requests and petitions.
   for compliance with terms and conditions of the development agreements.                                       • Completed the conversion of the gaseous Chlorine water treatment system to liquid Bromine system to treat
• Completed construction of Phase I & II San Fernando Road Landscape project.                                      the reclaimed water in the cooling towers. The use of liquid water treatment system substantially reduced
• Provided oversight and management of feasibility and engineering studies for formation of Lighting and           the risk of handling the highly hazardous gaseous chlorine and its accidental release to atmosphere.
   Landscape Maintenance District for portions of the San Fernando Road Corridor.                                • Completed the installation of Substructures and Wiring for Embassy Suite Hotel on Burchett St. east of
• Completed design and approval, Phase III San Fernando Road Landscape project.                                    Brand Blvd.
• Working collaboratively with Planning Division and Community Development/Housing, began                        • Completed the conversion of the gaseous Chlorine water treatment system to liquid Bromine system to treat
   implementation of the San Fernando Road Zoning, and Inclusionary Housing Policy.                                the reclaimed water in the cooling towers. The use of liquid water treatment system substantially reduced
                                                                                                                   the risk of handling the highly hazardous gaseous chlorine and its accidental release to atmosphere.

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                           2005-2006 Accomplishments
     • Issued specifications and award of contract for the complete inspection and overhaul of steam turbine           • Resurfaced and repainted outdoor basketball courts in three community parks. These parks, include:
       No. 4. Substantially completed the overhaul at the end of fiscal year. In conjunction with the work, the          Maple Park, Palmer Park, and Fremont Park.
       electric generator was field inspected for potential windings and stator repairs.                               • Coordinated with the Library Department and Public Works to redesign the traffic pattern, install speed
     • Completed Bridge Pilot treatment Study for chromium 6 removal under Phase III                                     bumps, and improve the parking layout at Brand Park to improve accessibility, reduce speeding, and
     • Completed development of the hydraulic model for water quality application                                        improve the safety of pedestrians.
     • Completed the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan                                                                  • Successfully re-opened the Sparr Heights Community Center after a major renovation in July 2004.
     • Enlarged MWD G3 connection capacity from 12 cfs to 20 cfs                                                       • Successfully opened the new Artificial Turf Soccer Fields at the Glendale Sports Complex in October 2005.
     • Completed site selection and design for a new Verdugo Basin well                                                • Expanded the number of customer service counters from two to eight. Residents can now register for
     • Completed SCADA System master plan and upgrade                                                                    classes and reserve facilities utilizing the Recware Safari Software at the following new locations: the
     • Completed Security Improvements at Grandview                                                                      internet, Sparr Heights Community Center, the Maple Park Community Center, the Brand Studios, the Adult
     • Completed Brand Park and Park Manor storm damage repairs                                                          Recreation Center, and the Verdugo Skate Park.
     • Installed SolarBee demonstration application at Brand Park Reservoir application                                • Increased the public’s knowledge of Life Long Learning opportunities, recreation programs, community
     • Completed CEQA for Chevy Chase 968 Reservoir replacement                                                          services, and park development projects by setting up our new Department Marketing Booth at community
     • Replaced approx. 5,800 lf of 8” main on Brand Blvd                                                                events and GUSD functions.
                                                                                                                       • Restructured the Recreation & Community Services Division to create a new Human Services Section within
     Information Services                                                                                                the Department. This new section includes Senior Services, Youth & Family Services, and Therapeutic
     •   Enhanced the City's Website to give the community easier access to government.                                  Recreation.
     •   Implement the KIVA System in Planning.                                                                        • Successfully designed and implemented a new Department website. The new website gives an overview of
     •   Implemented a wireless network to provide coverage around City Hall and several Police/Fire stations.           Department programs and services.
     •   Upgraded the Financial System.
     Library                                                                                                           •   Processed over 1,000 current planning applications, including over 50 subdivisions
     Celebrated and promoted a love of reading with the following programs:                                            •   Working with Hillside Working Group on standards and assisted on a revised Grading Ordinance
     • Enrolled over 6500 children in the 2005 Summer Reading Program—the largest number in its 58 year                •   Continued transition of staff to case processing
         history.                                                                                                      •   Updated Noise Element to the General Plan
     • Opened Teen Central at the Central Library which was selected by the American Library Association as the        •   Preparing the Downtown Specific Plan, including an Environmental Impact Report and Urban Design criteria
         West Coast kick-off site for Teen Read Week, with a guest appearance by Rey Mysterio, World Wrestling         •   Processed new mixed-use projects in the San Fernando Road and East Broadway areas under the
         Entertainment wrestler. Several hundred teens attended this event.                                                regulations adopted in 2005-2006
     • Using grant money, provided free after-school homework help which assisted students with their homework         •   Expanded the number of staff trained to work the public counter in order to provide better customer service
         over 5000 times in just the first year.                                                                       •   Revised the fence regulations for the Horse Overlay zone
     • Opened the Learning Center at the Central Library where computer literacy skills were imparted through          •   Processed eight historic resource designations and Mills Act contracts
         dozens of classes offered in English, Spanish and Armenian to people of all ages.                             •   Produced an Environmental Impact Report on the seismic upgrade of the Municipal Services Building
     • Negotiated for, received and began making available 12,500 Armenian and Russian language materials              •   Produced an Environmental Impact Report on the Harvard-Cedar mini-park
         which were donated by the American Armenian International College in LaVerne.                                 •   Worked with a consultant and citizen’s group to produce Historic District Design Guidelines
     • Focused our book and material purchasing efforts on English as a second language and teen materials.
     • In conjunction with the Pasadena Public Library, inaugurated the library’s first e-book and e-audiobook         Police
         collection, allowing patrons to check out and download books 24/7. Recognized as the first two libraries in
                                                                                                                       •  The staff of the Professional Standards Bureau hired an impressive 103 new personnel, 56 of which
         the nation to provide downloadable classical e-music.
                                                                                                                         were sworn personnel, as the Department embarked on the first stage of our expansion plan.
     • Initiated a variety of book discussion groups and story programs for babies and toddlers at multiple
                                                                                                                       • The staff of the budget unit worked with finance personnel to improve the ease of providing police
                                                                                                                         management with reliable, timely expenditure information to better enable them to manage the police
     • Wrote grants, leveraged partnerships and implemented fundraising strategies (in conjunction with the
                                                                                                                         budget. While several new reports were created, both reports were found to be erroneous and had to be
         Friends of the Library) to implement new programs or raise funds for library and literacy programs.
     • In conjunction with the Friends of the Library, implemented car donation program, began online used book
                                                                                                                       • The staff of the budget unit looked at a new software program, Teletrak, purchased by Fire to assist in
         sales through, and opened the Book Nook used book store, which is currently raising an
                                                                                                                         monitoring and controlling OT use. After studying the program and gathering feedback from Fire, it was
         average of $1000 per week to supplement reading programs for children and teens.
                                                                                                                         decided the program would not benefit Police.
     • Added two additional shows to the Brand Gallery at very little cost to the City by partnering with the Arts
                                                                                                                       • The Internal Affairs office was staffed with a sergeant who has extensive investigatory experience. The
         and Culture Commission and the Brand Associates.
                                                                                                                         investigation of all excessive force and serious misconduct cases are charged to the Internal Affairs Office.
     • Received nearly $485,000 in grant funding for our homework help, books and materials, internship
                                                                                                                         This centralization of complex cases in Internal Affairs has allowed cases assigned to other divisions to be
         programs, and our adult reading program.
                                                                                                                         completed within the sixty-day window. Currently 95% of all cases assigned to outside divisions are
                                                                                                                         completed within established timelines.
     Management Services
     • City staff responded to successive emergency events including the Jan/Feb 2005 rainstorms and mudslides         Public Works
       and the January 26, 2005 Metrolink Train Derailment.
                                                                                                                       • Completed multi-year Carob Reforestation Project
     • Coordinated and facilitated the Long Range Planning process.
                                                                                                                       • Enacted a new requirement for specific construction or demolition permits where the applicant must recycle
     • Provided staff support and coordinated planning of commemorative and cultural diversity events.
                                                                                                                         at least 50% of their inert and non-inert waste
     • Coordinated and provided staff support for the City’s Centennial celebration which also included the
                                                                                                                       • Digitally scanned and indexed “address packets” for 80,000 structures in the City of Glendale enabling staff
       production of a special Centennial Edition of City Views.
                                                                                                                         to email these files to customers rather than requiring them to travel to the MSB to pick them up
     • In coordination with Information Services worked on the re-design of City’s entire website, most specifically
                                                                                                                       • Restriction for public parking lots in the Montrose Shopping Park were modified in order to provide ample
       coordinated redesign and reformatting of City Manager’s page.
                                                                                                                         parking for both customers and employees of the businesses in the area
     • Coordinated Pedestrian Safety Campaign, including creation of multilingual Public Service Announcements.
                                                                                                                       • A major media event was organized with the purpose of drawing attention to the importance of pedestrians
     • Secured approximately $2,000,000 in Federal Appropriation Funds.
                                                                                                                         activating in-roadway warning light systems prior to crossing the street and the effectiveness of this system
     • Completed negotiation with Pasadena Humane Society for permanent Animal Care and Control Services.
                                                                                                                       • The new Police Facility was completed and all outstanding construction issues were mitigated to the City’s
     • Organized the First Annual Jewels of Glendale Award Luncheon where two outstanding Glendale women
       were honored with over 250 participants in attendance. The event raised approximately $10,000.00 for
                                                                                                                       • The new City Recycling Center was constructed
       anti-violence, mentoring and economic literacy programming in the City of Glendale.
                                                                                                                       • Managed the reconstruction, resurfacing and/or slurry sealing of 11 miles of street, reconstruction of 395
                                                                                                                         feet of sewer main and repair of 266,200 square feet of sidewalk
     Parks, Recreation & Community Services                                                                            • Implementation of the Catch Basin Trash Excluders Project in conjunction with Four-Cities
     • Administered a total of $21,837,725 in grant funds during fiscal years 04-06. These funds were used to
       build new facilities, to restore existing facilities, and to provide equipment for program enhancement.
     • Replaced the playground equipment at three community parks during the summer of 2005. These parks
       include: Montrose Park, Mayor’s Bicentennial Park, and Lower Scholl Park.

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