Future Development at Stake in Upcoming Council Elections

Voters will have a chance to elect the majority of sitting seats in the March 2015 elections, with three of the five Glendora City Council terms open for election.

The terms for Mayor Judy Nelson, Council member Joe Santoro and Council member Doug Tessitor will be up.

One issue looming that could be a factor in this election is new building and development. Projects such as the multistory, mixed-use Avalon Bay project, at the corner of Route 66 and Glendora Avenue, have created much debate as to the future of Glendora.

The photos above, given to us by Glendora resident Stanley Salce, help to highlight the changing Glendora landscape. The top photo was taken in 2012 looking Northeast from the Taco Bell on Route 66 toward Mount Baldy. The bottom photo was taken recently from the same location.

Other housing projects are in various stages of development or planning, including the Foothill 533 project at Foothill Boulevard and Valencia Avenue, the Gables on 66 townhouse development on Route 66 near Grand Avenue, the Arrow Highway townhomes project and the proposed Gordon Mull/Glendora Ranch project.

As of publication time, two sitting Council members have pulled papers to run for reelection, Mayor Nelson and Council member Santoro.

Four hopefuls have pulled papers to run for City Council: Mendell Thompson, CEO and President of America’s Christian Credit Union, Gary Boyer, Owner of Southland Properties, Michael Allawos of Allawos & Company and Erica Landmann, former City Council candidate.

The filing period for to run for election started November 10 and ends December 5 at 5 pm. More information can be found at http://ci.glendora.ca.us/departments-services/city-clerk/elections-home

There is a City Council, Successor Agency and Housing Authority special joint meeting Tuesday, November 18, at 7 pm in the Council Chambers.

On the agenda tonight, Council Members may approve a tentative tract map and development plan review for the 23-townhome project on Arrow Highway. Council members will also consider amending a portion of the Municipal Code to change setbacks and building height standards in the Grand-Foothill Multifamily residential overlay zone

The Council Chambers are located at 116 East Foothill Boulevard.

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