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Council Quick Take: April 20, 2021

Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On April 20, 2021, Council met for their afternoon and regularly scheduled Council Meeting.

Housing Authority

Selection of a New Housing Authority Chair and Vice-Chair Authority Member Ardy Kassakhian was selected as Chair and Authority Member Dan Brotman was selected as Vice-Chair.

Special Meeting: Glendale City Council

Community Development, re: Selection of a Proposer in Response to City’s Request for Proposals for the Management and Operation of the Alex Theatre and Direction to Negotiate a Lease and Management Agreement Following a review of the three submitted proposals, Council directed staff to negotiate an agreement with Glendale Arts for the lease, management, and operation of the Alex Theatre for a 10-year period. Council affirmed their desire to see a theatre that is accessible to the community and provides cultural resources with exciting headliners. Council asked Glendale Arts to more narrowly focus their efforts solely on the Alex Theatre. View report to Council

Glendale City Council Meeting

Consent Items

The following consent items were approved in one motion by City Council with the exception of item 4c:

4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Regular City Council meeting of March 30, 2021

4b. Public Works, re: Public Hearing for the Vacation of the First Alley Southeasterly of Sonora Avenue, Southwesterly of San Fernando Road (Alley 23)l Vacation Case No. 178V

4c. Public Works, re: Fiscal Year 2020-21 Street Resurfacing and Sewer Repair Project, Specification No. 3819, Award of Contract

4d. Police Department, re: California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program, Request for Authorization to Accept Grant Funds in the amount of $55,046 to be used to Upgrade Digital Examination Software and Equipment for the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory

4e. Police Department, re: Request to authorize the City Manager or his designee to amend the software contract with JusticeTrax, Inc. in order to provide four years of specialized software maintenance for the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory

Adoption of Ordinances

City Attorney, re: AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA, MAKING THE CITY COUNCIL THE REVIEWING AND APPROVING AUTHORITY FOR DISCRETIONARY DENSITY BONUS REQUESTS AND CITY-INITIATED OR CITYSPONSORED (PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP) AFFORDABLE HOUSING DENSITY BONUS HOUSING PLAN APPLICATIONS; AND DECLARING THE URGENCY The Glendale City Council adopted an urgency ordinance making the council the reviewing and approving body for any density bonus requests greater than the amount afforded by the State of California’s Density Bonus Law. The ordinance includes any density bonus housing plan application that requests a density bonus, incentives, or waivers for housing developments that qualify as affordable and are funded, sponsored, or initiated by the City or Housing Authority. View report to Council

Action Items

Public Works, re: Update and Direction Regarding Commercial Solid Waste Franchise Contracts On September 26, 2017, City Council authorized the Director of Public Works to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for commercial solid waste collection services under an Exclusive Franchise Zone System. On August 12, 2019 the City issued a comprehensive RFP accordingly. After thorough consideration of overall qualifications and professional references, four proposers were determined to be the best fit for the City’s needs and capable of delivering the greatest level of service to the City’s commercial and multi-family businesses and property owners. On April 20, 2021, Council approved the franchise zone boundaries and assigned each franchisee an exclusive zone. In addition, Council authorized the City Manager or his designee to negotiate the final contracts for the Solid Waste Franchise Collection Services with Athens Services, Southland Disposal Company, NASA Services, Inc., and Waste Resources Technologies, Inc. View report to Council

Public Works, re: Traffic Signal Installation at Various Locations Project Phase 2, Specification No. 3843, Award of Contract On March 10, 2021, City Council adopted the plans and specifications for the Traffic Signal Installations and Modifications at Various Locations and authorized the City Clerk to advertise for bids. To ensure competitive bidding, the City advertised the project on various holders’ websites, the local newspaper, eBidboard and the City website and received a total of seven bids. On April 20, 2021, Council awarded the construction contract to Elecnor Belco Electric, Inc. and authorized the City Manager to execute the contract. View report to Council

Community Development, re: Consideration of Ordinance to Ban Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products in the City of Glendale The Glendale City Council introduced an ordinance amending Section 5.94.020 and 5.94.150, and adding Section 5.94.160 to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. This item will return in one week for adoption. View report to Council


Community Development, re: 601 – 625 North Brand Boulevard – Stage I Design Review (Case No. PDR 1916682) This item was moved to the April 27th, 2021 2:00pm Special Meeting. View report to Council

Community Development, re: AC Hotel Project (120 West Colorado Street): Statutory Development Agreement between the City of Glendale and Vista Investments, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company City Council introduced an ordinance for a statutory development agreement for a three-year extension of the proposed AC Hotel entitlements, subject to amendments. Note: This item is being re-introduced as an urgency ordinance for introduction on May 11, 2021. View report to Council

The next Glendale City Council will meet next on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 beginning at 9:00am for a Special City Council Meeting, 2:00pm for afternoon sessions, and the regularly scheduled Council Meeting at 6:00pm.

Meetings can be viewed on local cable: Charter Cable Channel 6 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99. They may additionally be streamed online by visiting our Public Meeting Portal, or by tuning in to our YouTube channel.


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