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Council Quick Take: February 2, 2021

Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On February 2, 2021, Council met for afternoon sessions, as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.

Joint Meeting: Glendale City Council and Glendale Housing Authority Meeting

Community Development, re: Authorization to Enter into Servicing Agreement Between the City of Glendale and Glendale College Foundation for Use of $1.309 Million in Measure S Funds to Implement and Administer the Low Income Student Rental Assistance Program The City Council received a report on a variety of possible housing programs intended to assist lower income households utilizing Measure S funding, including the Low Income Student Rental Assistance Program (LISRAP). LISRAP will provide rental housing assistance to low income, Glendale-based students who are living alone or with family. The program will be operated and administered by Glendale Community College (GCC), via its “Fresh Success” program, ensuring participants receive adequate basic needs support to impact their persistence and completion of their education. The City of Glendale’s partnership with GCC allows the addition of a housing assistance component to their program and addresses the issue of housing insecurity and homelessness, which serves as a major educational barrier to individuals who are financially insecure. Fresh Success aims to enroll up to 250 food and housing insecure students in the inaugural year (2021) and expand the program to 400 students by the third year. City Council approved $1.309M in direct assistance funding for three-years of the LISRAP program, which will serve approximately 100 qualified applicants. View the full report to Council

Glendale City Council Meeting

Consent Items

The following consent items were approved by City Council:

4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Special City Council meeting of January 12, 2021

4b. Public Works, re: Award of Contract for Deukmejian Park Restroom & Interpretive Center Project

4c. Community Services and Parks, re: Regarding award of 2020-21 Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds to the Glendale Youth Alliance (GYA) and the City of Burbank as approved and recommended by the Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB)

Adoption of Ordinances

Police Department, re: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA AMENDING CHAPTER 9 “PUBLIC PEACE AND WELFARE” OF THE GLENDALE MUNICIPAL CODE, 1995 BY ADDING CHAPTER 9.19 TO IMPOSE CERTAIN TIME, PLACE, AND MANNER REGULATIONS AS TO PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROTESTS The Glendale City Council adopted an ordinance amending Chapter 9.19 to the Glendale Municipal Code prohibiting the possession of specified items at public demonstrations and protests. View the full report to Council

Public Works, re: AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE AMENDING CHAPTER 8.44 OF THE GLENDALE MUNICIPAL CODE, 1995, UPDATING STANDARDS FOR RECYCLING COLLECTION City Council adopted an Ordinance amending Chapters 8.44 of the Glendale Municipal Code (GMC) to adopt State mandated Commercial refuse diversion requirements which was previously introduced during the January 26, 2021 Council meeting. The ordinance clarifies responsibilities of waste generators, provides specific requirements to commercial generators and requires waste diversion services at special permitted events by the City. These new requirements have been modeled after ordinance language provided by CalRecycle to ensure consistency across jurisdictions. View full report to Council

Action Items

Community Development, re: Request for letter opposing the proposed Griffith Park Tram At the request of the Friends of Griffith Park, the City Council directed staff to prepare an item for consideration on whether to submit a letter of opposition to the Griffith Park Aerial Tramway that is currently undergoing a feasibility study. The Friends of Griffith Park, Sierra Club, Los Angeles Audubon Society, and the City of Burbank have all voiced opposition to the project citing concerns including wildlife disruption, hiking trail closures, and public transit accessibility. In Glendale, residential neighborhoods and access to the park could be negatively impacted, but as the EIR and CEQA are not yet completed, Council directed staff to draft a letter with specific concerns which may result in Glendale’s ultimate opposition to the project. View full report to Council

Glendale Water and Power, re: Change Orders to Contract with Wood Group Pratt & Whitney Industrial Turbine Services, LLC The Glendale City Council authorized Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. C106875 with Wood Group Pratt & Whitney Industrial Turbine Services, LLC for emergency off-site repair of two Pratt & Whitney gas generators used at the Grayson Power Plant in an amount not to exceed $1,802,00. Repairs are needed on Grayson Power Plant Unit 8A and 8BC Pratt & Whitney gas generators so that the City can maintain reliable electric service during peak electrical load and meeting reserve requirements. View full report to Council

The next Glendale City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:00pm. They will also meet at 2:00pm for afternoon meetings.

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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