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ANCA-WR Teams Up with L.A. County & Elections Officials for New Vote Center Community Meetings

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GLENDALE – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region recently announced that it will be partnering with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and other Elections officials to organize a series of Community Meetings in Glendale, Pasadena, and the Crescenta Valley to give residents the opportunity to discuss potential Vote Center locations to be placed within their neighborhoods in 2020.  The new vote centers are part of the new voting model set to be launched for the March 2020 Statewide Primary Election. The new voting model will utilize vote centers in compliance with the California Voter’s Choice Act passed in 2016. Vote Centers will offer an 11-day voting period in convenient and accessible locations within the County and allow all voters to visit any site in the County…

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Glendale Voters Pass Measure S

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GLENDALE – With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Measure S, also known as the Glendale Quality of Life & Essential Services Measure, passed with 54.43 percent voting yes and 45.57 percent voting no. The number of votes in favor of the measure was 27,444 while 22,978 were against. The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale Chapter would like to thank its supporters who turned out and helped pass Measure S. Measure S proposed a ¾-percent sales tax increase and is projected to raise about $30 million annually for a wide range of city services, including street repairs, affordable housing, parks and community centers, maintenance of police and fire station staff levels. As previously mentioned, the ANCA-Glendale Chapter Board held meetings prior to the vote…

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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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ANCA-WR Issues General Election Endorsements

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GLENDALE, CA – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region released this week its list endorsements for the upcoming November 6 General Election. As a reminder, polls will open at 7am and close at 8pm in California. California residents should visit http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ for questions or may call the ANCA-WR office at 818-500-1918 for more information. The deadline to register to vote for the November general election is October 22, 2018. Voters may request vote-by-mail ballots before October 30, 2018. To review the ANCA Congressional Endorsements, visit: https://anca.org/anca-congressional-endorsements-2018/ To review the ANCA Congressional Report Cards, visit: https://anca.org/report-card. The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network…

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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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