Glendale Councilman Leaving for Government Post in Armenia
Glendale City Councilmember Zareh Sinanyan has announced his resignation after six years on the dais. The Los Angeles Times reports that Sinanyan has been hired by the government of Armenia to serve as a liaison between the country and its worldwide diaspora community.
Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian praised Sinanyan’s tenure with the city. This is the first instance he can recall in which a member of the Council left to work for another country, he told the Times.
Sinanyan was first elected to the seat in 2013. He was reelected to a second term in 2017, serving as mayor two times during his tenure. Sinanyan is also the president of the Hollywood Burbank Airport Authority.
The Council will discuss its options for a replacement on Tuesday, June 11. It has two choices: appoint a person within 30 days to serve until the election in March 2020 or hold a special election, most likely in November.