Op-Ed: The Power of Community Involvement by Laura Friedman
BURBANK - In my 2012 State of the City speech while serving as the mayor of Glendale in a time when much of the country was still struggling to recover from the recession, I addressed a key reason as to why Glendale was able to weather the financial crisis.
While many cities turned to raiding their reserves, Glendale was able to make austere cuts to spending while maintaining a strong quality of life. Glendale has always had a long list of non-profits and active community groups. In hard times like the recession, these community anchors were essential partners with the city in serving the public.