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Former Mayor Will Talk State of Montrose Wednesday

Current Glendale City Council member Laura Friedman will discuss issues and take any questions with the Montrose community Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sparr Heights Community Center.

Maybe the trash pileups drive you mad, or perhaps you just have an idea about how to improve the community.  

Glendale City Council member Laura Friedman will meet with Montrose locals Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sparr Heights Community Center to discuss 'The State of Montrose.'

Friedman has served on Glendale City Council since 2009 and owned and managed her own small business since 2000. 

"I am very pleased to have this opportunity to address the Montrose community," Friedman told Patch via email.  

"I plan to discuss the New North Glendale Specific Plan. I will also address the financial health of the city, and the recent downsizing of city staff.  Most importantly, I am interesting in hearing the concerns and suggestions of residents and business owners, and in continuing to foster a healthy dialogue because city council, staff, and Montrose residents and stakeholders," she said."

Friedman and Glendale City Council has worked with the Montrose Shopping Park Associations on the issue of street containers.  

"We have added more frequent pick-ups, and we have purchased and installed street trash compactors. Where we have bins in the back we will again talk to our customers about proper maintenance and offer them more frequent pick-ups if needed," she said.

She suggested that businesses and residents notify city council immediately if anyone observes illegal trash dumping. 

"The other issue is that many of the offending bins are privately owned and controlled. Neighborhood Services is currently working to make sure that all businesses are in compliance with our codes regarding trash containers and disposal," Friedman said. 

Editor's Note: This article was originally published last week and did not clarify the event happens on Nov. 28. 

Sharon Weisman November 22, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Another former mayor and current council member will also be there: Ara Najarian.
Nicole Charky (Editor) November 27, 2012 at 01:43 AM
@Sharon - Thanks for letting us know! See you there.

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