The City has a Traffic Calming Program that provides residents with an avenue for requesting traffic calming devices such as speed humps. To qualify for speed humps, a street must meet certain thresholds for vehicular speed and quantity. The resident must also submit a petition signed by no less than 75% of all impacted residents supporting the proposed traffic calming. Residents may contact the Engineering Division at (818) 548-3945 to get started.
Does the City notify residents before they start work in front of their house?
Yes, residents can expect to receive notification at least 48 hours before most work begins.
How do I report a street light out or a traffic signal light malfunction?
Contact GWP at (818) 548-2011 for street light malfunction and Public Works Traffic and Transportation Division at (818) 548-3960 for traffic signal light malfunction.
Or use the MyGlendale app on your smartphone, take a picture of the issue using a drop down menu, and click send. The GPS on your phone notifies the City where the picture was taken. Once submitted, a work order is generated and the task is scheduled for repair. You can check back to see the progress and when the issue was resolved.
How does the City determine when a street is repaved?
The Engineering Department periodically performs an assessment of every street in the City. The data collected, along with traffic counts and other pertinent information is used to prioritize streets for improvement and allocate limited funds for these projects.
To contact Engineering call (818) 548-3945
I called to have my sidewalk repaired and now there’s a black asphalt patch there. Why didn’t the City remove the broken sidewalk and replace it with fresh concrete?
Asphalt patches allow the City to make sidewalk safe for pedestrians quickly and inexpensively. All broken and displaced sidewalk are scheduled for future removal and replacement by the City as part of the ADA Curb Ramp Installation and Sidewalk Repair Program.
I called to have my sidewalk repaired and now there's a black asphalt patch there. Why didn't the City fix it with fresh concrete?
Asphalt patches allow the City to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians quickly and inexpensively. All broken and displaced sidewalks are scheduled for future removal and replacement by the City as part of the ADA Curb Ramp Installation and Sidewalk Repair Program.
Call Engineering at (818) 548-3945.
If construction is scheduled on a trash collection day, do we still put out our trash containers?
Yes, despite the construction on your street, trash will still be collected on your designated day.
If work is being done outside my driveway, how will I get in and out?
We will inform you of the impending work and ask that you park your car elsewhere. For some larger projects, temporary ramps may be placed at the driveway apron for access.
Somebody knocked on my door and offered to repaint the address numbers on my curb. Is this legal?
A permit is required to conduct the business of painting address numbers on your curbs. You may either ask to see their permit or call the Engineering Office at (818) 548-3945 to determine if the solicitor has a permit to legally perform this work.
A property owner or occupant may paint the address number on the curb in front of their property without a permit. Stencils to perform this work are available at most hardware stores. The City does not provide this service.
There is a constant accumulation of water in the curb and gutter in front of my residence. Who can I contact to address this issue?
The water accumulation may be a curb and gutter deficiency due to settlement over time. If this is the case, call Public Works Engineering Division at (818) 548-3945. If water accumulation appears to be from piled leaves or debris, call the Public Works Maintenance Services Division at (818) 548-3950.
What hours is construction permissible?
7:00 a.m.to 7:00 p.m. If you notice that construction crews have begun before 7:00 a.m., please notify the Public Works Community Outreach Assistant at (818)548-3986.
What is slurry seal?
Slurry seal is a mixture of emulsified asphalt oil, rock, water and additives such as aluminum sulfate, Portland cement, lime, latex or carbon black used as a treatment on everything from residential driveways to public roads, highways, airport runways, parking lots and a multitude of other paved surfaces,, to provide highly durable, low cost paving and surface maintenance.
What is the City doing to make Glendale safer for pedestrians?
The City has been aggressively incorporating pedestrian safety infrastructure improvements such as high visibility crosswalks, curb extensions, advanced yield markings, pedestrian-activated flashing beacons and intersection upgrades into capital improvement projects. Numerous public outreach efforts are being made including public service announcements and Glendale Police Department safety seminars. Glendale is in the process of developing a Citywide Pedestrian Plan intended to further improve pedestrian infrastructure, policies and outreach programs. The City continues to experiment with new and innovative pedestrian safety measures such as the pedestrian flags and multi-modal drivers training.
Why doesn't construction take place on evenings and weekends?
Municipal Code 8.36.080 states that construction on buildings, structures and projects is unlawful for any person within a residential zone or within a radius of 500 ft. in the city between the hours of 7pm-7am or from 7pm on a Saturday to 7am on Monday or from 7pm preceding a holiday to 7am following such a holiday unless beforehand a permit therefor has been duly obtained from the building official.