Barrel District Weekly Update 
Glendale's Barrel District
November 27, 2019

Here are some upcoming events I think you may enjoy:

26th Annual Glendale Glitters Spectacular Opening Weekend,  Glendale's holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Valley and state, and this year the celebration kicks off on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30, from 5 - 10 P.M. each evening,  at Murphy Park,  G et  more details here. (Weather Permitting)

Shop Small at the Mall, join over 60 small businesses at Arrowhead Towne Center, on  Saturday, November 30, 9 A.M. for Small Business Saturday.  Click  here  for more information.
Just Sell It Automotive Swap Meet , come out and see what treasures you can find at  Glendale Community College, Sunday , December 1, from 5 A.M. - 2 P.M.  For more information click here .
City Announcements
Free Admission 

2019-20 Festival Season Dates:
November 29-30, 2019
5:00-10:00 P.M.

Skate Westgate
November 8 - January 12
Cost: $13-$16
6751 N Sunset Blvd.
11 A.M.- 10:45 P.M.

Skate into the holiday season at Westgate Entertainment District's outdoor ice skating rink. Children and adults can glide over 3,300 square feet of real ice near Fountain Park. 
All skill levels welcome. 

Live @ the Library: Women in Song Present: Holiday Favorites
Thursday, December 5
6:30-7:30 P.M.
Glendale Main Library

ProMusica Arizona's Women in Song is a group of talented and dedicated singers who perform community outreach concerts. In addition to their regular PMAZ Chorale participation, they rehearse individually and together each week prior to the regular Chorale rehearsal. 

Glendale Jingle Bell Hike to Santa
Saturday, December 7
9 - 11 A.M.
Thunderbird Conservation Park

Mark your calendar for the Jingle Bell Hike to Santa, on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Thunderbird Conservation Park. Children can take part in a hands-on jingle bell craft so they can jingle their way up the trail. Parents and kids will make their way along to find Santa Claus at the end of the hike! 

For more information, click here!
I have introduced an idea  designed to remind drivers of the 
importance of driving safely on neighborhood streets. 
They are  18" x 24" signs,  red on one side and yellow on the other. 
Let me know if you'd like one for your yard.
Click HERE for your Free sign!

If you have been experiencing neighborhood related
 traffic issues, please feel free to contact our 
Traffic Mitigation team  HERE.
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Enter Code # into search bar to view actual code language details.
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From Your Councilmember
My trip to Israel was interesting, informative, and fun!  If you would like to see photos, I posted several each day on my personal Facebook page.  Feel free to check them out.
My original flight home was cancelled and the one day delay meant I really had to hit the ground running yesterday!  In our workshop meeting Council reached consensus on de-annexing to the City of Surprise a 6.3 acre parcel of land in our planning area on the northeast corner of Dysart Road and Northern Avenue.  This parcel is contiguous to Surprise's city limits and separated from the rest of Glendale by the Northern Parkway.  Council also received a presentation regarding our outreach plans to ensure every Glendale resident is counted in the 2020 census.  Not only is an accurate count important to make sure we receive proper representation in Congress, our state legislature, and on the City Council, each Glendale resident represents approximately $3,000 in federal and state revenue sharing to the city.
The Council also agreed to move forward with proposals to better publicize our ordinance prohibiting the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving, and to encourage people to donate to local charities helping the needy rather than directly to panhandlers.  The Council also received a staff presentation on local and regional plans to address homelessness, and reach consensus on encouraging our Community Development Advisory Commission to try to fully fund requests from agencies with the best track records rather than partially fund requests from a greater number of agencies.  We also agreed to explore new ways to increase donations to our "From the Heart" fund, which assists many local charities helping those in need.
Lastly, the Council received an update on our new one-stop customer service portal we will be introducing next month.  The intention of this project is to integrate all customer service requests from across the city into one system which will provide estimates of request resolution times, automatic updates to residents as progress is made or problems arise, better workflow management and request elevation to supervisors and/or upper management for attention as necessary.  It is my hope that this system will allow us to better collect and analyze data so we can resolve requests and complaints more quickly, and get out in front of ongoing performance issues.
I hope you all enjoy a warm Thanksgiving tomorrow and find the time to take a moment to count all your blessings.  I am thankful to have loving family, dear friends, a supportive community, enough to eat, a roof over my head, a sense of purpose in life...
I hope to see you Friday for the opening night of Glendale Glitters!  5:00 to 10:00 pm in beautiful historic downtown Glendale!

Bart Turner
City Council Meetings
Next Council Workshop and Voting Meeting:

December 10, 2019

Workshop:  12:30 P.M.
Voting Meeting:  5:30 P.M.

View past City Council meetings, agendas and minutes here.
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