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Council Quick Take: August 25, 2020

Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On August 25, 2020, Council met for the Glendale Housing Authority as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.

Housing Authority

Community Development, re: First Time Homebuyer Program COVID-19 Financial Relief Proposed Policy Change The Glendale Housing Authority adopted a policy change to its First Time Homebuyer Program that would give temporary financial relief to its borrowers who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy includes an up to 180-day, interest-free forbearance of mortgage payments to any borrower experiencing financial hardship. The 180-day period is to be broken up into two, 90 day periods, if necessary. At the end of the first 90 days, a balloon payment will be due. If that repayment cannot be made, the guidelines allow up to an additional 90-day forbearance where the aforementioned conditions apply. At the end of the second 90-day period, if the borrower isn’t able to commit to a repayment plan, their loan will be modified, adding up to an additional 180 days to the loan term, and the missed payments will be recouped on the back end. View the full Report to Council

Glendale City Council Meeting

Consent Items

The following Consent items were approved with the exception of 4c, which was pulled for further discussion:

4a. Community Services and Parks, re: Regarding the Acceptance of Measure H funds to provide workforce assistance to individuals that are homeless, awarded by the Los Angeles County, Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services Department to the Verdugo Workforce Development Board 4b. Innovation, Performance, and Audit, re: Audit Committee Annual Report and Internal Audit Annual Work Plan

4c. Glendale Water and Power, re: Amendment No. 4 to Transmission Services Agreement No. 10929 (Transmission of Hoover Power) GWP has requested authorization to execute Amendment #4 to extend an existing Transmission Services Agreement between the City of Glendale and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for a one-year term beginning on October 1, 2020. The extension is necessary in order for the parties to finalize a long term Transmission Agreement for Glendale to be able to transmit energy from the Hoover generating facility to the City. The existing agreement provides extension of this existing contract through that life of the Hoover Power Purchase Contract. City Council approved the motion to execute Amendment 4 to the Hoover Transmission Services Agreement. View full report to Council

Action Items

City Attorney, re: Consideration of Extension or Amendment of Emergency Public Orders Related to the Residential Eviction Moratorium, the Rent Increase Freeze and Face Covering Requirements Related to COVID-19 State of Emergency The Glendale City Council extended an existing temporary moratorium on residential evictions and rent increases in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. The residential eviction moratorium and temporary rent freeze will remain in place until September 30, 2020. This means Landlords may not issue new rent increases until the expiration of the emergency order, even if the increase is effective after the expiration of the order. Visit for information and resources. The Emergency Order requiring the use of face coverings was also extended to September 30, 2020. View the full Report to Council

The next Glendale City Council Meeting will be held on September 1, 2020 at 6:00pm. They will also meet at 3:00pm for Housing Authority as well as a Special City Council Meeting.

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


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