Coalition for a Better Glendale Official Statement on March 12, 2013, Glendale City Council Action re Glendale Gun Show

houseIn the wake of Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Coalition for a Better Glendale is cautiously optimistic about adoption next week of the gun-and-ammo ordinance, and the cancellation of the city’s contract with the Glendale Gun Show.

Change for the better is on the way.

The Coalition thanks Councilmember Rafi Manoukian for bringing the Gun Show issue back before Council in January, and Mayor Frank Quintero and Councilmember Laura Friedman for joining Manoukian on Tuesday in indicating their “yes” votes in support of the ordinance.

Additionally, the Coalition thanks city staff, including City Manager Scott Ochoa and City Attorney Michael J. Garcia, for providing guidance, and laying the groundwork for the legislation.

The thoroughly grassroots Coalition for a Better Glendale was founded in February 2013 by local residents, parents and more who’d found each online, at public meetings, and at candlelight vigils in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. The group dedicated itself to seeing the swift passage of the gun-and-ammo-sales ordinance, and raising public safety concerns about the Gun Show event that was allowed to proceed in March 2013.

The Coalition remains dedicated to supporting and advocating for ideas that will make Glendale a better Glendale.

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