Barrel District Weekly Update 
Glendale's Barrel District
May 15, 2020

Click  here  to see a wide range of virtual activities that my office has gathered together for you and your family.

Westgate Drive-in Movies. Your favorite films, Social-distance seating, Window-side takeout service; plus, order $20 or more from our restaurants (dine-in or window-side delivery) & receive a full refund for your movie ticket! Click here for this weekends showings.

West Wind Drive-in Movie Theater. West Wind is making it easy to continue to social distance and catch one or two of your favorite movies! New double features coming to the Drive-In tonight, check the line up, here.

Glendale Main Library reopens with a walk-through service, complete with safety precautions in place to maintain social distancing. Grab a good book to pass the time at home. The Glendale Digital Library is still an amazing resources as we continue to social distance be sure to check out their website here for all the additional resources they have added.
Tomorrow, May 16, Concludes the Arizona Testing Blitz

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services are excited to partner with the community to expand COVID-19 testing for Arizonans. For the next three Saturdays, several community providers will be participating in the 
Arizona Testing Blitz. 

Two Locations in Glendale:
Click on a location above to pre-register.

For more locations throughout Arizona, click here.
Click here to read Governor Ducey's new Executive Order to reopen Arizona.
City Announcements
Salute to Banner Thunderbird Healthcare Workers
Salute to Banner Thunderbird Healthcare Workers
Click the above image to watch the video.

Pavement Management Program:
Provided below are upcoming activities over the next week or two according to the contractor's current schedule. Should you have questions or need information, please contact our 24/7 project hotline at 602.532.6250.

Barrel District:
  • Streets between Peoria Avenue and Cholla Street, between 61st Avenue and 67th Avenue - Slurry seal patching to begin May 19 followed by a slurry seal application to begin June 8.
  • Cholla Street, 59th Avenue to 67th Avenue - Sidewalk ramp and valley gutter removal and replacement beginning May 26 to prepare the roadway for a mill and overlay this Summer.
Information as to current schedule, process, impacts and frequently asked questions for pavement management activities are available on our website at 

Let's do our part in support of our solid waste workers and reserve bulk trash for larger items that cannot fit in your regular waste bin. Any piles that can fit in the bin, throw it in.

For more information on bulk trash pickup, including when your neighborhood is scheduled for pickup,  click here.

Glendale Union High School District  set to 
Offer Free, Online Signature Summer Programs

7/8th Graders - Summer Camps
8th Graders - Summer Academy Programs
Current GUHS Students - Summer School

For full list of courses and programs, click here .

Note: All summer programs will be offered fully online. Important parent information will be available beginning May 21.
Councilmember Turner Reminds Residents to Take the 2020 Census
Councilmember Turner Reminds Residents to Take the 2020 Census

Be Counted: Census 2020 
It has never been easier to respond to the census on your own - whether online at, by phone, or by mail - all without having to meet a census taker.
Featured: Lowell Observatory

As part of Lowell Observatory's efforts to stay connected and continue their mission of science education, they've begun hosting live streams and interactive stargazing from their  YouTube channel
Past and future topics include "Meet an Astronomer: A Bird's Eye View of the Universe," and "Cosmic Coffee," a series that explores a different topic in astronomy or planetary science each week.

From Your Councilmember
As you are no doubt aware, Governor Ducey's Stay-at-Home order expires at midnight tonight. You will see more restaurants, retail stores, and service providers open for business, but with social distancing, face masks, and increased disinfection in place. Obviously, every individual gets to decide for themselves the extent to which they choose to enlarge their social and business circles at this time. I plan to take things slowly, and to continue to protect myself and others as best I reasonably can - by washing my hands often, avoiding group gatherings, and wearing a mask when I'll be in close proximity to others.

The public will once again be welcome to attend City Council and Board and Commission Meetings in person beginning next Tuesday, May 26th. For the time being, the Council will be holding our meetings at the Glendale Civic Center where we will be better able to observe social distancing guidelines. Playgrounds and courts in our parks, and dog parks will be opened tomorrow, with restrooms and the Hero's Park splash pad open later in the week. Some library service has already begun, with additional services being phased-in over the coming weeks. Other buildings and services not mentioned above will be opened to the public over the next several weeks and into June and July. There is no reopening date for the Adult Center projected at this time.

The Council voting meeting this week featured more annexation activity in the Loop 303 area, including the Allen Ranches annexation request which would include an industrial development on 614.6 acres and a variety of single-family homes on 250 acres. The proposed residential zoning designations include R1-4, R1-6, & R1-8. You can read the staff report on this proposal HERE and watch the meeting video HERE.

Often in this space lately I have encouraged you to be extra patient and kind during this time of stress.  I was touched earlier this week by a story I read in the Arizona Republic about a kindness payed during a time not so different than this, and that kindness repaid to others in need more than 170 years later.  Read the story HERE

Stay Well,

Bart Turner

(And don't forget -- there is a lot of good COVID-19 information at as well as the City's 
City Council Meetings
Next Council Workshop and Voting Meeting:

May 26, 2020 

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

View past City Council meetings, agendas and minutes here.
Quick Links
 City of Glendale Home Page
Receiving service from the City of Glendale is now as easy as 1-2-3!
GlendaleOne is your one stop for service, creating 24/7 accessibility to city hall.  The easy to use service request tool can be used to report a variety of issues and includes automatic communication throughout the process. It's 6 main functions include:
  • Service Requests
  • A Knowledge Base (FAQ)
  • Bulk Trash Schedules and Rules
  • Listing of Current City Recreation Classes
  • Easy Access to Paying Your Utility Bill
  • Events and Classes at City Libraries
  GlendaleOne is available online at or via mobile app from the  App Store or  Google Play
Watch the brief video below to learn more.

GlendaleOne - Submitting a Request Online
I 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!
Barrel District Amenities

Veterans Memorial

Xeriscape Demonstration Garden

City of Glendale, AZ |   623.930.2249 |
 5850 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301