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Council Quick Take: July 27, 2021



Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On July 27, 2021, Council met for their afternoon and regularly scheduled Council Meeting.




Joint Meeting: Glendale City Council and Successor Agency


Community Development, re: Adoption of Resolutions making 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”) On July 20, 2021, staff presented a report regarding this property transfer from the Successor Agency to the City of Glendale for the appraised value of $33,000. At that time, City Council appropriated funding from the unassigned General Fund Balance; however, the actual resolutions were inadvertently left out of the official packet. As such, staff returned for the sole purpose of adding the resolutions to the record. No modified or additional actions were taken on this item. View report to Council


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Consent Items

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

4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Joint City Council and Successor Agency meeting of July 20, 2021 and the Special City Council meeting of June 29, 2021

4b. Public Works, re: Tenant Improvement at the Glendale Police Department's Crime Lab

4c. Community Services and Parks, re: Award of 2021-22 Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds to the Glendale Youth Alliance and the City of Burbank as approved and recommended by the Verdugo Workforce Development Board

4d. Community Services and Parks, re: Acceptance of Los Angeles County, Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services 2021-2022 funds in the amount of $342,100 to the Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB) for Youth Employment Services and approval of VWDB’s funding recommendations of $309,568 to the Glendale Youth Alliance

4e. Public Works, re: Solid Waste Hauler Transition Assistance

4f. Community Development, re: Submission of a Grant Application to the CA Department of Housing and Community Development under the LEAP Planning Grants Program City Council pulled this item to initiate a more robust discussion on housing policy and State mandates for local housing. If this grant funding was awarded, it will be used to complete Glendale’s required Housing and Land Use Elements Updates and a Specific Plan for Pacific Avenue Gateway District, which would provide standards for development in the area. Staff would return for Council’s approval to accept the funding and discuss housing and land use policy.


Adoption of Ordinances

Public Works, re: AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE AMENDING SECTION 8.56.150, OF THE GLENDALE MUNICIPAL CODE, 1995, RELATED TO AB 939 FEES; AND ADDING SECTIONS 8.56.170, 8.56.180, 8.56.190, 8.56.200, AND 8.56.210 ESTABLISHING AN EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE SYSTEM FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES OF COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS AND APPLICABLE MULTI-FAMILY ESTABLISHMENTS The Glendale City Council adopted the ordinance establishing an exclusive franchise system for solid waste collection services of commercial establishments and applicable multi-family establishments. This ordinance was initially introduced by Council on July 13th. It amends Chapter 8.56 and 8.56.150, authorizing Council the authority to establish an exclusive Commercial and Multifamily Franchise Hauling System in anticipation of the conclusion of final negotiations. The exclusive franchise system furthers sustainability goals, brings improvement to the environment and allows the City to meet additional mandates by the State of California related to recycling and organics diversion. View report to Council


Action Items

Public Works, re: Contracts for Franchising of the Solid Waste Collection Services for Commercial Establishments and Multi-Family Residential Establishments of 5-Units or Greater On April 20, 2021, Council approved a motion authorizing the City Manager or his designee to negotiate the final contracts for Solid Waste Franchise Collection Services with Southland Disposal Company, Athens Services, Waste Resources Technologies, and NASA Services for each of the exclusive collection zones. After thorough consideration of the selection committee’s evaluation and scoring, professional references analysis, site visits, and subsequent negotiations, the City Council, approved the four franchise zones and authorized the City Manager or his designee to execute agreements for the franchise in the respective zones and establish the amounts for the City’s AB 939 Fee and City’s Franchise Fee. View report to Council


The Glendale City Council will meet next on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 for their regularly scheduled Council Meeting at 6:00pm.


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