Zareh Sinanyan appointed mayor of Glendale -
After Councilman Zareh Sinanyan was appointed mayor Tuesday night by the City Council, he promised to streamline city spending, bring more businesses to Glendale, speed up the revitalization of downtown and increase government engagement throughout the city.
“We will do everything to ensure that all parts of Glendale, from far north to south, from east to west, from big business to mom-and-pop shops, homeowners, renters, everyone has the ability to be fully engaged in the business of the city,” Sinanyan said.
Sinanyan replaces former Mayor Dave Weaver, who now reverts back to his council position. His nomination by Councilman Frank Quintero received support from all on the dais except for Weaver, who abstained from voting because he believed Sinanyan did not have enough experience, but he didn’t want to stand in the way of the nomination.
Sinanyan was elected to City Council in April of 2013 and has since served as the Chair of the Housing Authority. Councilman Sinanyan has been involved with the City of Glendale directly since 2006, when he was appointed to Glendale’s Parks, Recreation and Community Service’s Commission.