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Council Quick Take: July 20, 2021



Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On July 20, 2021, Council met for their afternoon and regularly scheduled Council Meeting.





Glendale Housing Authority

Community Development, re: Approval to Appropriate $4,268,736 Section 8 Funds from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development and Establishment of the Emergency Housing Vouchers Program Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Including Necessary Staffing and Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Glendale Housing Authority and Glendale Continuum of Care The Housing Authority appropriated funding for 225 emergency housing vouchers intended to serve the homeless, at-risk of homelessness, fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, or were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability. The special vouchers are part of the American Rescue Plan Act and provide a variety of additional services to the voucher recipients. View report to Council


Joint Meeting: Glendale City Council and Successor Agency

Community Development, re: Findings in support of the proposed transfer of former Glendale Redevelopment Agency owned property to the City of Glendale for “government use” per California Health & Safety Code section 34181, et seq. (Property located at the southwest corner of Brand Boulevard and Glenoaks Avenue consisting of public right of way and APNs: 5644-013-905, 907, 914, 915, 917, 919, 921, 923, 924, 929, 930, 934, 935, and 936 created by Los Angeles County Flood Control District prior to construction of the Verdugo Wash. The property is referred to herein as the “ROW/Wash Parcels”) The Agency and Council members made findings that the subject property, in its capacity as a flood control channel, small urban park, and vehicular access road, are for government use and therefore should be transferred from the Successor Agency to the City of Glendale for the appraised value of $33,000. The Council appropriated this funding from the unassigned General Fund Balance. View report to Council


Glendale City Council Meeting

Consent Items

The following consent items were approved in one motion by City Council with the exception of 4g., which was pulled for further discussion:

4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Regular City Council meeting of June 8, 2021 and June 29, 2021 and the Special Successor Agency meeting of June 15, 2021

4b. Community Development, re: Professional Services Agreement with HdL Companies to provide Business Registration Certificate (BRC) Management Services

4c. Glendale Water and Power, re: Adopt the Specification for Feeder Reconstruction for 12kV Operation Time and Equipment for Glendale Water and Power

4d. Glendale Water and Power, re: Approval to use the Alternative Project Delivery Method for the Design-Build of the Pipeline Management Program FY 21-22, Phase I Project

4e. Information Services Department, re: Purchase of Annual Software Maintenance and Support with Oracle America, Inc. for the City’s Oracle Database System

4f. Fire Department, re: Weed abatement charges 2020-2021

4g. City Clerk, re: Award of Contract for FY 2021/2022 Legal Advertising for the City of Glendale


Action Items

Management Services, re: City Pledge to the Race to Zero Campaign City Council unanimously voted to participate in the Race to Zero campaign. The Race to Zero is a global campaign run by the COP26 Presidency and High-Level Climate Champions to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions and investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon transition that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth. By joining Cities Race to Zero, Glendale has the opportunity to set out impactful and implement inclusive and equitable climate actions. View report to Council


The Glendale City Council will meet next on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 for their regularly scheduled Council Meeting at 6:00pm.


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.