Council Quick Take: January 19, 2021




Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On January 19, 2021, Council met for afternoon sessions, as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.



Joint Meeting of the City Council


Community Development, re: City Council / Housing Authority Consideration to Join the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) Community Improvement Authority, a Joint Exercise of Powers Agency The Glendale City Council and Housing Authority approved a resolution to become Additional Members of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority Community Improvement Authority (CSCDA CIA) and authorized the City Manager and / or Executive Director to enter into Public Benefit Agreements supporting CSCDA CIA’s issuance of tax-exempt bonds for the production and preservation of below market-rate, workforce rental housing. View full report to Council


Community Development, re: Approval of Amendment to Servicing Agreement between the Housing Authority of the City of Glendale and Heritage Housing Partners Doran Gardens, located at 331 W Doran St, is a 57-unit affordable homeownership condominium project, developed by Heritage Housing Partners (HHP) in 2012. On January 19, 2021, the City Council authorized an amendment to the Servicing Agreement between the Housing Authority of the City of Glendale and Heritage Housing Partners, increasing the line of credit established by the agreement from $1,000,000 to $1,200,000 and approved a Resolution of Appropriation in the amount of $1,144,469 from the Low & Moderate Housing Fund balance. Heritage Housing Partners acts as the Housing Authority’s representative in repurchasing homes for sale in this affordable housing project and remarketing them to new families of affordable incomes. In this way, the affordability of the units in maintained from one ownership to the next. View full report to Council


Glendale City Council Meeting


Consent Items

City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Special City Council meeting of December 15, 2020

Public Works, re: Amendments to Contracts for Beeline Maintenance Facility City Council approved all the amendments to Contracts for Beeline Maintenance Facility except for the installation of the photovoltaic cells. Staff will further research the pricing for these types of installation and will bring back an update for the Council’s consideration.


City Attorney, re: Ratification of Extension of Emergency Public Orders On January 19, 2021, the City Council extended several economic development and rental assistance emergency orders intended to provide resources or financial assistance to local businesses negatively impacted by the economic fallout associated with COVID-19. The City Council extended the emergency orders to assist small businesses during the pandemic including a commercial eviction moratorium and waiver of permit fees to conduct certain business activities outdoors on private parking lots, City-owned parklets, City parks, and sidewalk areas.


Additionally, a landlord may not file an unlawful detainer action against a commercial tenant in the City of Glendale if the commercial tenant is able to show an inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Order does not apply to any commercial tenant with 100 or more employees, 11 or more locations or offices worldwide, or to any tenant that is a publicly traded company. Commercial tenants shall have up to six months following the expiration of this Order to repay any back due rent; provided, however, a landlord and commercial tenant may agree to different repayment terms. The commercial tenant must also follow noticing and documentation requirements.


Adoption of Ordinances


Community Development, re: Introduction of Ordinance approving the Amended and Restated Ground Lease between the City of Glendale and the Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California The Glendale City Council introduced an ordinance approving the Amended and Restated Ground Lease between the City of Glendale and the Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California.


Action Items


Community Development, re: Potential initiation of a Glendale Municipal Code, 1995, amendment related to urban beekeeping in residential zones In late July 2020, the Council inquired about urban beekeeping and asked staff to return with additional information for potential Glendale Municipal Code revisions to permit residential beekeeping. On January 19, 2021, the Glendale City Council gave direction to do additional study regarding urban beekeeping and to include the Sustainability Commission before returning to the Planning Commission and City Council with a proposed ordinance to permit residential beekeeping, as well as expand the area used for apiaries on City-owned Special Recreation (SR) zoned properties. View full report to Council


Hearings


Community Development, re: Public Hearing on Appeal of Design Review Board Case No. PDR2004976 located at 2941-2943 Honolulu Avenue This hearing is an appeal of a decision made by Design Review Board on July 23, 2020, to approve Design Review Board Case No. PDR2004976 for the demolition of the existing, approximately 4,600 SF, two-story commercial building (built in 1983) and a surface parking lot in conjunction with the construction of a new three-story, 18-unit (3 units reserved for very low income households) multi-family residential density bonus, housing development over a 23-space, semi-subterranean parking garage located on a 13,299 SF lot (before dedication) in the C1 (Neighborhood Commercial) zone. The City Council continued the case to February 16, 2021. View full report to Council


The next Glendale City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 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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