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Glendale City Council Addressing the Subject of Rent Control

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Glendale, CA – Tuesday, November 13 at 6 PM, the Glendale City Council will be addressing the subject of rent control during their meeting. The meeting will take into consideration the previously held discussions on the consideration of an ordinance establishing a program of residential rent control/rent stabilization, which can be found here https://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/…/CC_HA_1113…/CC_8a_111318.pdf. Therefore, the ANCA Glendale Chapter urges all property owners, real estate agents, tenants, landlords, and all other members of the community interested in the matter to attend the Glendale City Council meeting to learn about the recent developments. The Glendale City Council meeting can also be watched live online: https://www.glendaleca.gov/…/managem…/gtv6/live-video-stream This meeting will be an essential factor in the final decision-making process for rent control by the Glendale City Council. 

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Glendale to Open Lottery Application for 31 Affordable Housing Units

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Glendale, CA – On Tuesday, October 23, the City of Glendale announced a multi-project affordable rental housing lottery for 31 affordable units in Glendale. Five project sites are included in this lottery. Twelve very low income units are available at The Link at 3901 – 3915 San Fernando Rd. Five very low income units are available at 507 – 525 W Colorado St. Another eight very low income units are available 515 W Broadway. Five more very low income units are available at 1407 W Glenoaks Blvd. One low income unit is available at 518 Glenwood Rd. Of those 31 units, 22 are one bedroom, seven are two bedroom, and two are three bedroom. A full list of income requirements are provided in the table…

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Exercise Your Right to Vote and Party

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  Glendale, CA – On November 6, 2018, the Armenian National Committee of America’s Professional Network in collaboration with the Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale Chapter will be organizing an Election Night Watch Party for the mid-term elections.   The watch party will be taking place at the Glendale Youth Center (211 W. Chestnut St., Glendale, 92104) beginning at 6:30 pm. Polls will be closing at 8 pm that day. Make sure to come on by to watch the results with other young professionals.   Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you land on, it’s vital that we’re engaged in our nation’s political process.    There will also be tacos and drinks. For additional information or questions, please email info@ancawr.org

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ANCA-Glendale Endorses Measure S

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  GLENDALE, CA – After careful consideration and meetings organized with various members of the Glendale City Council and city staff, the Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale Chapter on Friday announced its endorsement of the Glendale Quality of Life & Essential Services Protection Measure, also known as Measure S. Measure S was unanimously voted by Glendale City Council on July 17, 2018 to be on the November 6 ballot. If approved, Measure S would enact a 0.75% local sales tax, which would generate approximately $30 million each year in dedicated, local, City-administered funds. Over the last two weeks, the ANCA-Glendale Chapter Board has been meeting with numerous city council members and city staff to thoroughly discuss the measure and its impact on the city….

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ANCA-WR and Glendale Extend Resources to GUSD –Meet with GUSD Superintendent and School Board President

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GLENDALE – The Armenian National Committees of America – Glendale Chapter and Western Region have extended their resources and services to the Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools to help relieve circumstances that may have contributed to the fight between dozens of students at Hoover High School a week earlier. The ANCA – Glendale and Western Region representatives met with the School Board President Mr. Greg  Krikorian and the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Winfred B. Roberson & GTA president Taline Arsenian on Wednesday, October 10 to learn more about the incident and about what actions were being taken by the School District to ensure the safety of the students, prevent the reoccurrence of violence, and offer the support of the…

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Glendale City Council Approves Artsakh Ave. Renaming

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Glendale CA – On Tuesday, June 12 Glendale City Council passed a resolution renaming the two blocks of Maryland Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Harvard Street to Artsakh Avenue. Mayor Sinanyan, Councilmembers Najarian, Gharpetian and Agajanian voted for, while Councilmember Devine abstained. The Council also passed a resolution authorizing limited reimbursements of specified costs associated with the street name change, and appropriated $131,000 to address the fiscal impact. The Armenian National Committee of America Glendale Chapter (ANCA Glendale) expressed strong support of the resolution and urged city staff to assist the business community with the financial impact of the street name change. While speaking in front of the Council on Tuesday evening Community Outreach Director Margarita Baghdasaryan stated that, “The name Artsakh has a historical…

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ANCA GLENDALE GRANTS SCHOLARSHIPS TO TWO LOCAL STUDENTS

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On Tuesday, June 4th the Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale (ANCA Glendale) awarded two local high school students the ANCA Glendale “Tsolag Hovsepian” Upstander Scholarship. Founded in partnership with the Glendale Unified School District, with this scholarship ANCA Glendale aims to recognize outstanding students who have demonstrated a strong sense of social responsibility, commitment to justice, and taken the initiative to stand up for an individual or group of people who are being disadvantaged. Herbert Hoover High School senior Amira Chowdhury who is a founding member of Peerlift, a student run non-profit organization working to increase access to college related opportunities for low income students was one of the two students awarded the five hundred dollar scholarship. Crescenta Valley High School Senior Collett…

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HUNDREDS GATHER TO HONOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AT 2ND ANNUAL ANCA GLENDALE AWARD AND APPRECIATION DINNER

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On May 3rd, 2018 hundreds of community members including elected officials and representatives from multiple local organizations gathered to celebrate and honor the work and achievements of the Armenian National Committee of America Glendale Chapter’s 2018 Awardees at the 2nd Annual ANCA Glendale Award and Appreciation Dinner held at the beautiful Renaissance Banquet Hall. Attending the event were state and local elected officials including, Congressman Adam Schiff, Senator Anthony Portantino, Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Glendale City Mayor Zareh Sinanyan, along with Councilmembers Vartan Gharpetian, Ara Najarian, Paula Devine and Vrej Agajanian, as well as City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian. Representatives from the offices of LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and LA County Assessor Jeffrey Prang. Glendale Community College Superintendent and President Dr. David Viar, President of the…

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ANCA GLENDALES HOSTS WELCOME RECEPTION FOR CITY MANAGER YASMIN BEERS

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Glendale CA – On May 12, 2018 representatives from various cultural, philanthropic, educational and youth oriented Armenian-American organizations, elected officials and Glendale City staff, welcomed the newly appointed Glendale City Manager, Yasmin Beers at a special welcome reception hosted by the Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale. Notable attendees included Senator Anthony Portantino, Assemblymember Laura Friedman, and a representative from the office of Congressman Adam Schiff; Glendale City Mayor Zareh Sinanyan as well as Councilmembers Vartan Gharpetian, Ara Najarian and Paula Devine, City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian, President of Crescenta Valley Town Council Harry Leon, Reverend Father Movses Shanakian, as well as representatives from the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees, Glendale Unified School District Board of Education along with several commissioners, City of Glendale…

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