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Council Quick Take: December 8, 2020



Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On December 8, 2020, Council met for afternoon sessions, as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.




Special Meeting: Glendale Successor Agency


Community Development, re: Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule for July 2021 - June 2022 (ROPS 21-22) Jen Phil The Successor Agency (to the former Redevelopment Agency) adopted a resolution approving the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule for July 2021 through June 2022 (ROPS 21-22) including the Administrative Budget. This Schedule is in effect the Successor Agency’s budget and spending authority as outlined by the State legislature. The Successor Agency also approved staff’s ability to revise the City / Agency loan amount based upon the January 2, 2021 Redevelopment Property Tax Trust Fund report. View full report to Council


City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Special Successor Agency meeting of December 10, 2019


City Council Meeting


Consent Items

The following consent items were approved in one motion except for 4b, which was pulled for further discussion:


4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Regular City Council meeting of November 3, 2020


4b. Public Works, re: Montrose Community Park Project The City Council approved the plans and specifications for the Montrose Community Park Project. Public Works will advertise the project and invite bids to improve the parking lot of the park as well as make necessary ADA improvements in the parking lot vicinity. Underground utility infrastructure below the parking lot will also be improved. The City expects to open bids late January 2021.

Adoption of Ordinances


7a. Community Development, re: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 30.10.070, 30.11.020, 30.12.020, 30.14.020, 30.15.020, 30.70.020, AND 30.70.110, AND REPEALING AND REPLACING 30.34.080 OF TITLE 30 TO THE GLENDALE MUNICIPAL CODE, 1995 ESTABLISHING STANDARDS AND MINISTERIAL PROCESSES FOR REVIEWING AND APPROVING ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND JUNIOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (CASE NO. PZC 2016760) (Kassakhian, 12/1/2020) On December 8, 2020, the City Council adopted the Ordinance, effectively immediately, with no changes. This sets in place those standards and rules for constructing Accessory Dwelling Units in Glendale.


7b. Community Development, re: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT TO AMEND THE DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN (DSP) ESTABLISHING STANDARDS AND MINISTERIAL PROCESSES FOR REVIEWING AND APPROVING ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND JUNIOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (CASE NO. PGPA 2016755) (Kassakhian, 12/1/2020) The City Council adopted the Ordinance, effectively immediately, with no changes. This action sets the City-wide Accessory Dwelling Units standards and rules in the Downtown Specific Plan Area.


Action Items


Community Services and Parks, re: Regarding the Verdugo Park North All – Inclusive Playground Design Project The Glendale City Council did not take action on this item. City Council stated they did not want inclusive playground, but would be agreeable to replacing play equipment in the existing play area. They also expressed that they would be agreeable to replacing the existing restroom and community garden. No vote was taken.

View full report to Council


Public Works, re: Regarding the 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 Glendale City Council approved the standardization of backhoe loaders and tractor loaders to Deere & Company for the purchase of new backhoe loaders and tractor loaders. The approval was noted with the clarification that each purchase will be reviewed separately and the City can always go with a different vendor if they offer a better product. View full report to Council


City Attorney, re: Retention of an executive recruiter to assist with the recruitment, selection and appointment of a City Manager The City Council selected CPS HR Consulting to lead the executive search recruitment to fill the City Manager position. The amount of the contract is $25,000. View full report to Council


Management Services, re: Opposition to Los Angeles County Health Order that Prohibits Outdoor Dining The Glendale City Council did not discuss the item in light of the State’s order prohibiting outdoor dining. The Glendale Fire Chief provided a COVID-19 update.


Hearings


Community Development, re: Public Hearing on Appeal of Design Review Board’s approval of Design Review Board Case No. 2004770 located at 1248 Corona Drive This hearing is an appeal of the decision made by the Design Review Board (DRB) on May 28, 2020, to approve Design Review Board Case No. PDR 2004770 to construct a new two-story, 2,299 square-foot, single-family dwelling with an attached 545 square foot, two-car garage on a vacant, 8,889 square-foot lot, zoned R1R (FAR District III) with an average current slope of approximately 70%. On December 8, 2020, the City Council reversed the Design Review Board’s approval of the project and directed the City Attorney to prepare findings in support of denial of the project. View full report to Council


Community Development, re: Glendale Register Nomination and Mills Act Application: 305 E. Randolph Street The owner of the single-family house at 305 E. Randolph Street requested that the property be considered for local listing in the Glendale Register of Historic Resources. Based on a field visit to the property, information obtained from City records, and the nomination and historical documentation submitted by the owner, the property meets eligibility Criterion 3 for listing in the Glendale Register of Historic Resources due to its architectural significance. The property owner also requested to enter into a Mills Act contract with the City of Glendale for the benefit of property tax savings in exchange for continued preservation of the property. The Glendale City Council voted unanimously to list the property in the Glendale Register and authorize a Mills Act contract. View full report to Council


The next Glendale City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 6:00pm. They will also meet at 2:00pm for afternoon readings.


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.