Barrel District Weekly Update 
Glendale's Barrel District
March 27, 2020

Here are some other virtual events I think you may enjoy:

Many popular attractions are providing virtual tours of their museums and galleries online. Click here to see a a wide range of virtual activities that my office has gathered together for you and your family.

Glendale Digital Library
, is open 24/7 and is providing entertainment for all ages from ebooks, comics, and streaming videos, all you need is your library card bar code to access. Click here to visit the City of Glendale digital library.

Stay Active while Social Distancing, SilverSneakers is providing free online workouts to Glendale 11. New videos will be posted soon, until then check out the new SilverSneakers Facebook page, here.
City Announcements
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Blood Drive
Murphy Park
Monday, March 30
8 A.M. - 1 P.M.

The City of Glendale is holding a special blood drive this Monday! There will be two buses to practice social distancing. Appointments will take priority over walk ins, so make sure you make your appointment today! 

Giving Blood Is Safe.
Do not donate if you are sick: Vitalant does NOT test for COVID-19
Blood drives are not "gatherings". FDA urges blood donations.
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Support Your Local Eateries During This Challenging Time!
The City of Glendale Economic Developmnt team worked to get our residents a list and map of the local food places in our city that are offering take out and delivery during this time of social distancing.
Check the following take out or delivery service for your area. Their services are being updated daily, check them out here.
Have You Received Your Census 2020 Materials in the Mail Yet?
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.
CM Turner Census Statement
CM Turner Census Statement
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
Parks & Recreation Master Plan Online Survey
The city of Glendale Public Facilities, Recreation & Special Events Department is currently in the process of updating its Parks & Recreation Master Plan. At this stage, Glendale residents are invited to participate by providing feedback, thoughts and ideas on the future of parks and recreation programs and amenities through an online survey.
This online survey is open to any Glendale resident, and should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. The survey is linked on the city's website at
Master a College Course
It might be the perfect time to master a college course - even Ivy League classes. Many courses from Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Columbia are now available for free here .

Visit the Carlsbad Caverns With This Virtual Tour
As you move through the experience, you can choose to see the caves as if you too were one of those flying bats, and learn a bit about echolocation along the way.
Click here, to enjoy this experience!
From Your Councilmember
I hope by now all of us are taking this Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic very seriously. I expect you've heard the news reports about it's impact on China, Italy, Seattle, and now New York. So I will not belabor the subject except to say please, -- at a MINIMUM -- follow the CDC recommendations to wash or sanitize your hands often, practice social distancing of at least 6 feet, and avoid ALL group events (business, friends, and even family) of more than 10 participants.

Other than the few public buildings we have closed to protect the public's health (libraries, recreation centers, and the adult center) all city services are being provided just as you are used to. Police, Fire, Sanitation, Streets, Water, etc. are all fully functioning. And speaking of our great Water Services Department, please know that your city water will continue to be safe and reliable, just as always. However, some cities are having problems with clogged sewer pipes due to residents flushing wipes, paper towels, and other products down their toilets. Please, let's not have those problems here! I hate to have to say this, but please remember -- nothing but poo, pee, and TP should be flushed down your toilet!

I am happy to see that Glendale residents have responded to the plight of our local restaurants by continuing to order food for take-out and delivery. Other local businesses are feeling the same crunch, too. Gannet Newspapers has created a new website,, that will allow users to select local businesses in their community to support by buying gift cards for use at a later time. If a business you wish to support is not on the list, you can add it, and if you are a local businessperson register you can register your business on this site.

We are all under much more stress now than usual, so please do be even more kind than I know each of you already are. Reach out to friends and neighbors to see that they are well and have what they need. Just knowing that you care about them will help them more than you can imagine. TOGETHER we will get through this!

Have a Great Week!

Bart Turner

(And don't forget -- there is a lot of good COVID-19 related information on the City's website as well as links to other important websites as well.)
City Council Meetings
Next Council Workshop and Voting Meeting:

April 14, 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
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!

New Year, New Bulk Trash Schedule
Click the image above to request your 2020 Bulk Trash magnet!
For any other trash and recycling information, click here.
Barrel District Amenities

Veterans Memorial

Xeriscape Demonstration Garden

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