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Council Quick Take: August 10, 2021

Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On August 10, 2021, Council met for their afternoon and regularly scheduled Council Meeting.

Joint Meeting: Glendale City Council and Glendale Housing Authority

Community Development, re: City Council Approval of a Density Bonus and Inclusionary Housing Plan Application and Associated Environmental Review (Density Bonus Housing Plan Case No. PDBP2112447), Housing Authority Approval of Execution of a Letter of Loan Commitment and Lease Option with LINC and National CORE for a 340-Unit Affordable Rental Housing Project for Seniors and Small Families at 515 Pioneer Drive The City Council and Housing Authority approved the density bonus and inclusionary housing plan, the letter of loan commitment and lease with LINC and National CORE, and appropriated $10M to fund the project. This will be largest affordable housing project in Glendale. 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 4c, which was pulled for further discussion:

4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Regular City Council meeting of June 29, 2021, July 13, 2021, and July 20, 2021 and the City Council Successor Agency meeting of July 20, 2021 and July 27, 2021 and the Special City Council meeting of June 29, 2021

4b. Public Works, re: Fiscal Year 2020-21 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Installation, Sidewalk Repair, and Crack Seal Program

4c. Public Works, re: Installation of Class II Bike Lanes and Creative Crosswalks Project In May 2019, the Metro Board of Directors awarded the City of Glendale a reimbursable grant to host CicLAvia Glendale Meets Atwater Village on June 14, 2020. Due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the cancellation of that event, the City opted to reallocate the funds towards the installation of Class II bicycle lanes and creative crosswalks. The City of Glendale has embraced a vision for an active and healthy community, where bicycling can serve as a primary form of transportation for residents and visitors. In addition, creative crosswalks can make tangible impacts that benefit pedestrians by creating high visibility to allow pedestrians to move safely while alerting drivers to crossing pedestrians; all of which aims at increasing the safety and attractiveness of bicycling in the City of Glendale. This item was pulled to discuss the feasibility of increasing the width of the bike lanes. Staff will look into reducing the width of the parking lanes and adding that dimension to the bike lanes to increase their safety. City Council then approved the resolution, adopting the plans and specifications for the installation of Class II bike Lanes and Creative Crosswalks Project and directing the City Clerk to advertise for bids, accordingly.

4d. Glendale Water and Power, re: Summary Vacation of the Electrical Easement on the Properties Located at 5426 San Fernando Road and 753 West California Avenue

4e. Human Resources, re: Establishment of Classification Titles and Compensation for Employees of the City of Glendale

4f. Information Services Department, re: Oat Mountain Lease Agreement

Action Items

Glendale Water and Power, re: Implementation of Phase II of Mandatory Water Conservation with the Applicable Drought Charge and Glendale Water & Power’s Water Conservation Programs The Glendale City Council took a proactive step to help ensure a sustained water supply for next year by moving the City to Phase II of Mandatory Water Conservation. Phase II of the City’s Mandatory Water Conservation Ordinance limits outdoor watering to three days per week and 10 minutes per station on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. With the State Department of Water Resources projecting a zero percent allocation of water on the State Water Project next year, moving to Phase II of Mandatory Conservation will help conserve water that is already in the Metropolitan Water District’s regional storage system for use next year. The curtailment target for Phase II is 20%, and it will take the combined effort of Glendale’s residents and businesses to help reach this goal. View report to Council

Management Services, re: Ordinance regulating the use of Disposable Foodware Accessories City Council directed staff to prepare an ordinance regulating the use of Disposable Foodware Accessories. Such an ordinance would require that disposable foodware accessories be provided only upon request and pertains to items such as but not limited to utensils, stirrers, condiment packages, cocktail sticks napkins, wet wipes, cup lids/sleeves and beverage trays. Such an ordinance benefits the community by reducing unnecessary waste and reduces the supply and use of single use plastics. View report to Council

Community Development, re: Montrose Shopping Park Al Fresco Dining Locations City Council approved the extended the Al Fresco program in Montrose until October 11, 2021 and directed staff to continue developing long term programs for both the downtown and Montrose districts’ specific community needs. View report to Council

The Glendale City Council will meet next on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 for their 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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