The Glendale City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to introduce legislation that will ban the sales and possession of guns and ammo on public property, such as the Glendale Civic Auditorium and city parks.
With Mayor Frank Quintero, Councilmember Rafi Manoukian and Councilmember Laura Friedman all voting “yes,” and voicing support of the Gun Show-related laws, the ordinance and related motion are expected to be adopted at next week’s meeting.
So, no, nothing’s final now, but (fingers crossed) everything will be final soon. [UPDATE: Actually, one thing is final: By the same 3-2 vote, the Council approved a motion to cancel the city’s contract with the Glendale Gun Show.]
As at January’s council meeting on the issue, the pro-ordinance forces were outnumbered at City Hall by gun-show supporters and Tea Party-aligned activists.
But, this time out, the gap was closed.
We said we’d show up, and speak up, and we did.
Coalition for a Better Glendale members Deborah Dentler, Roberta Medford, Anne Nord, Vahe Peroomian, Joal Ryan, Steve Ryfle, Donald Smith, Laura Scribner and Eileen Young joined at least a couple of other residents in arguing in favor of the end of the Gun Show era at the Glendale Civic.
Please write Mayor Quintero and Councilmembers Manoukian and Friedman, and thank them for their support.
- Mayor Frank Quintero—firstname.lastname@example.org
- Councilmember Laura Friedman—email@example.com
- Councilmember Rafi Manoukian—firstname.lastname@example.org
Onto next week!