ANCA Efforts Help Pass Local City Measures

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GLENDALE, CA – According to final precincts reporting, Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena city voters all approved to increase the city’s sales tax to 10.25% from 9.5%. In Burbank, Measure P, the “Burbank Infrastructure and Community Services Protection Measure” passed with 60.02 percent (16,039) in favor and 39.98 percent (10,685) opposing it. In Glendale, Measure S, also referred to as the “Glendale Quality of Life & Essential Services Measure,” passed with 53.04 percent (19,964) voting in favor and 46.96 percent (17,672) opposing it. And Measure I for Pasadena passed with 67.68 percent (22,291) in favor and 32,32 percent (10,645) opposing it. The ANCA Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena Chapters, who had all endorsed the measures in their respective cities, extend their gratitude to their supporters who voted in…

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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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City Accepting Applications for Affordable Housing Lottery

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Glendale, CA – The City of Glendale is accepting applications for an affordable housing lottery until November 27. Thirty-one affordable housing are available. The units are spread out across five locations in the City. 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. Those interested in applying for the lottery can find the application at five locations around the city. Those locations include: Armenian Relief Society, 517 W. Glenoaks Blvd.,…

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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-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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