Council Quick Take: December 1, 2020



Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On December 1, 2020, Council met for afternoon sessions, as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.





Special Meeting: Glendale City Council


Community Development, re: Discussion and Direction Regarding Issuing the Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the Alex Theatre In two separate public hearings on June 30, 2020, and July 7, 2020, the City Council provided input on the minimum qualifications to include in a future Request for Proposals in search of qualified applicants to oversee and manage the historic Alex Theatre. In addition to those comments, City staff requested Council direction and further clarification on other major components of the RFP. On December 1, 2020, Council adopted a Motion directing staff to the update the Scope of Work and associated details for a Request for Proposals seeking qualified respondents for the operation and management of the Alex Theatre with Council comments to be issued before the end of the year. View full report to Council


Housing Authority Meeting


Community Development, re: Selection of an Affordable Housing Developer to Develop an Affordable Housing Project for Seniors on Housing Authority Owned Property at 912-920 E. Broadway and 117 S. Belmont Street and Approval of a Professional Services Agreement for Architectural Services for Said Project In October 2019, the Housing Authority acquired 900, 912, 920 E. Broadway and 117 S. Belmont Street from Tobinworld for $12.1 million. The purpose of the Housing Authority’s acquisition was for a future affordable housing development. On December 1, 2020, the Housing Authority authorized the Interim Executive Director to execute an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Abode Communities to Develop a 40-unit Affordable Housing Development for Seniors. The Council also approved a Professional Services Agreement with KFA Architects for design services in an amount not to exceed $120,000. View full report to Council


Community Development, re: Selection of an Affordable Housing Developer to Develop an Affordable Housing Project for Seniors on Housing Authority Owned Property at 900 E. Broadway and Approval of a Professional Services Agreement for Architectural Services for Said Project In October 2019, the Housing Authority acquired 900, 912, 920 E. Broadway and 117 S. Belmont Street from Tobinworld for $12.1M. The purpose of the Housing Authority’s acquisition was for a future affordable housing development. On December 1, 2020, the Housing Authority authorized the Interim Executive Director to Execute an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Meta Housing Corporation to Develop a 127-unit Affordable Housing Development for Seniors. The Council also approved a Professional Service Agreement with KFA Architects for design services in an amount not to exceed $163,500. View full report to Council


City Council Meeting


Consent Items

The following consent items were approved in one motion:


4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Regular City Council meeting of November 17, 2020

4b. Glendale Water and Power, re: Amendments of City Contracts with N. Harris Computer Corporation

4c. Public Works, re: Transfer Agreement between the Los Angeles County Flood Control District and the City of Glendale, for the Safe, Clean Water Regional Program

4d. Community Services and Parks, re: Proposition 68 “Per Capita Program” Submission of Grant Application

4e. Community Services and Parks, re: Blanket Authority to File Applications for Grant Funds from the Los Angeles County Regional Parks and Open Space District for Measure A Funding for Projects and Programs

4f. City Attorney, re: Ratification of Emergency Orders


Action Items

Fire Department, re: Adoption of a resolution acknowledging the Glendale City Council received a report from the Fire Department regarding the annual inspection of occupancies required by the State of California Health and Safety Code sections 13146.2 and 13146.3. In accordance with SB1205, the Glendale Fire Department reported it again has completed 100% of the State mandated Fire Inspections. During a presentation given by Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas, he also reported the Department is on track to complete 100% of all inspections within the city in calendar year 2020. Glendale Fire Department conducts over 15,000 total inspections annually. The City Council adopted a resolution acknowledging the Departments inspection performance. View full report to Council


Public Works, re: Standardization of Backhoe Loaders and Tractor Loaders to Deere & Company (John Deere) for the Purchase of New Backhoe Loaders and Tractor Loaders, Parts and Maintenance Services The standardization of backhoe loaders and tractor loaders to Deere & Company for the purchase of new backhoe loaders and tractor loaders was discussed. There was a request for clarification on the 10-year period for this standardization and whether or not that would restrict the City’s ability to purchase these from other vendors, especially when an electric version becomes available. This report will be updated with that information and re-submitted for the December 8th Council meeting. View full report to Council


Community Development, re: North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Project The North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Corridor was identified by Metro’s 2013 Countywide Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Street Design Improvement Study as one of the region’s most heavily traveled corridors without a premium bus service. This project would provide a new high-quality BRT service between the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, connecting the Metro Red and Orange Lines in North Hollywood to Pasadena City College in Pasadena. On December 1, 2020, Metro and City staff presented the BRT project to the City Council. The City Council adopted a motion noting City Council comments on the project. Subsequent to receiving comments from the City Council, staff will prepare a cumulated comments memo to Los Angeles Metro regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report prepared for the project. View full report to Council


Hearings

Community Development, re: Consideration of Ordinances amending Title 30 of the Glendale Municipal Code, 1995, and General Plan Amendment to the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) relating to establishing standards and ministerial processes for reviewing and approving accessory dwelling units and junior accessory dwelling units (ADUs/JADUS) – Zoning Code Amendment Case No. PZC 2016760 and General Plan Amendment Case No. PGPA 2016755 On October 9, 2019, in addition to other legislation impacting ADUs, the Governor signed Assembly Bill No. 881 (AB 881) and Assembly Bill No. 68 (AB 68) amending state law pertaining to ADUs and JADUs. These bills required the City to amend its standards and processes for the review and approval of ADUs/JADUs effective January 1, 2020. Accordingly, on December 10, 2019, the City Council adopted an urgency ordinance establishing interim standards and ministerial processes for reviewing and approving ADUs and JADUs (Ordinance No. 5939). In January 2020, the City Council extended the urgency ordinance for an additional ten months and 15 days, which expires on December 9, 2020. On December 1, 2020, the City Council introduced both ordinances to create permanent standards for ADUs/JADUs to replace the current urgency ordinance. Adoption of these ordinances will be considered by City Council on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. View full report to Council


Community Development, re: Appeal of Design Review Board's approval of DRB Case No. PDR 1918581 for 1226 Vista Court (Continued from 11/17/20) This hearing is an appeal of a decision made by the Design Review Board on June 25, 2020, to approve Design Review Board Case No. PDR 1918581 for the construction of a new, two-story, 1,976 sq.ft. single-family house with a 500 sq.ft. attached two-car garage on a 6,143 sq.ft. interior lot located in the R1 zone, Floor Area Ratio District III. On December 1, 2020, the City Council voted to continue the public hearing to January 12, 2021. View full report to Council


The next Glendale City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 6:00pm. They will also meet at 2:00pm for a Special Meeting.


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