By Glendale Star
The March 24 Glendale City Council meeting was the first under the city’s new guidelines for social distancing at public meetings.
Public members were not permitted to attend the meeting, though they were invited to watch online and participate by phoning or emailing questions and comments.
Several said they were not happy about being shut out.
Near the end of the meeting, City Clerk Julie Bower read three emails and played a voicemail.
The first email, from Chuck Jared, complained of a bicycle being stolen in front of a grocery store “with no police in the area.”
The other two emails and voicemail vehemently protested the city not allowing citizens to be present at the meetings.