City Councilman Larry Zarian will discuss ethnic diversity in Glendale and the issues and problems associated with the city's changing demographics at a public forum tonight at City Hall.
Once a homogenous bedroom suburb, Glendale saw its population grow by about 40,000 residents during the 1980s--many of whom were Middle Eastern immigrants. The city's present estimated population of about 184,000 includes a variety of people with roots around the globe, Zarian said.
"We'll be talking about the challenges of the increasing diversity of our community and ways to deal with it," he said.
The 7 p.m. meeting is free and open to the public. City Hall is at 613 E. Broadway.