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Council Quick Take: June 8, 2021



Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On June 8, 2021, Council met for their afternoon and regularly scheduled Council Meeting.




Joint Meeting: Glendale City Council and Glendale Housing Authority


Community Development, re: Consideration of Establishment of a Landlord/Tenant Advisory Body This item was moved to June 15, 2021 View report to Council


Community Development, re: Adoption of the FY 2021-22 Glendale Housing Authority Budget with Approval of Two Professional Services Contract Change Orders in Support of Budget for the Fiscal Year: Change Orders for Affordable Housing Legal Services and Section 8 Software Maintenance and Licensing The City Council and Glendale Housing Authority adopted a resolution making findings and approving expenditures of Low Moderate Income Housing Asset Funds for Administration and Planning and Expenditures Outside Redevelopment Project Areas for FY 2021-22. They also approved the FY 21-22 Housing budget, an amendment to increase the Kane, Ballmer, and Berman contract by $240,000, extend it an additional two years, and approve an amendment to increase the Emphasys contract by $85,000 and extend it for another year. View report to Council


Glendale City Council Meeting


Presentation and Appointments

Pride Month: The Glendale City Council issued a proclamation declaring June as L.G.B.T.Q.I.A. + Pride Month. The Proclamation reaffirmed the City’s recognition of Glendale’s diverse community of interesting identities, including its many LGBTQIA+ residents and their families, and their contributions to its cultural, civic and economic successes, which lead to a more vibrant community.


Consent Items

The following consent items were approved in one motion by City Council except 4f, which pulled.

4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Regular City Council meeting of May 11, 2021 and May 18, 2021 and the Special City Council meeting of May 13, 2021 and May 18, 2021

4b. Finance, re: Designation of Authorized Representatives for FEMA and Cal OES Disaster Assistance

4c. Finance, re: Unclaimed Checks and Deposits

4d. Public Works, re: On-Call Sewer and Storm Drain Repair Services, Award of Contract

4e. Public Works, re: General Services Agreement with the County of Los Angeles

4f. Community Development, re: Amendments to the Professional Services Agreement for the Streetcar Feasibility Study


Action Items

Public Works, re: Public Works Building Maintenance Contracted Support Services The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and operation of approximately 1.2 million square feet of operation space including Library, Police Stations, Civic Center, Parks, Water and Power, and various other facilities across the City. In order to provide proper maintenance and ensure operational reliability of the City’s facilities, Public Works utilizes a strategic combination of in-house trades staff and contracted services. City Council approved the Resolution adopting Specifications for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) services, Emergency Generator services, and industrial door services; and directed the City Clerk to advertise for bids. View report to Council


Finance, re: Adoption of the City’s FY 2021-22 Gann Appropriations Limit The Glendale City Council approved a resolution adopting the City’s FY 2021-22 Gann Appropriations Limit. The FY 2021-22 Appropriations Limit for the City of Glendale is $357,613,268 and the City’s total proposed appropriation subject to the Gann Initiative spending limit (i.e. proceeds from taxes less state mandated exclusions) is $189,309,497. Thus, the City’s Proposed FY 2021-22 Budget is in compliance with State of California spending limits as established in article XIIIB of the California Constitution. View report to Council


Finance, re: Annual Glendale Water and Power Transfer The Glendale City Council approved a resolution authorizing the annual transfer from Glendale Water and Power (Electric) to the General Reserve Fund for FY 2020-21, which will be 9% of the final electric operating revenues for the fiscal year. View report to Council


Community Services and Parks, re: Pelanconi and Glenoaks Parks Playground Replacement Projects City Council approved the Conceptual Plans for the Pelanconi and Glenoaks Parks and directed staff to proceed with preparation of the design, bid, and construction documents. Council further authorized the following Resolutions to:


1) Appropriate $100,000 in Measure A funds from the Los Angeles County Parks and Open Space District for the Glenoaks Playground Replacement Project and the transfer funds in the amount of $50,518 from the Citywide Playground Replacement Project to the Pelanconi Playground Replacement Project and $166,000 for the Glenaoks Playground Replacement Project.


2) Dispense with competitive bidding for the purchase of playground equipment, and authorize the Purchasing Administrator or a designee to enter into and execute a Purchase Order/Service Agreement with Great Western Recreation, LLC to furnish playground equipment manufactured by GameTime, Inc. for the Pelanconi and Glenoaks Parks Playground Replacement Projects (“Projects”); and


3) Dispense with the bidding process set forth in Glendale Municipal Code (GMC) Section 4.12.010(A)(1), authorize the Purchasing Administrator to solicit competitive bids for the Projects’ installation and labor under the bidding process outlined in GMC Section


Council also directed staff to explore the possibility of donating the existing playground equipment at both sites. View report to Council


Hearings

Glendale Water and Power, re: Glendale 2020 Urban Water Management Plan. Public Hearing and Plan Adoption AND Glendale 2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan. Public Hearing and Plan Adoption The Glendale City Council re-affirmed its commitment to maintaining a resilient and sustainable water supply for the City. During two Public Hearings, the City Council adopted the City of Glendale’s 2020 Urban Water Management Plan, and the City of Glendale’s 2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan after a briefing on the two plans by Glendale Water & Power staff. Prudent and prescient investments by the City in water recycling, and in forming the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California have positioned the City to better adapt to climate change and droughts like the one currently occurring in large regions of the State. These actions, coupled with a commitment to continue to encourage conservation and personal stewardship of our precious water resources on an individual consumer level, will continue to help ensure a resilient water supply for the City’s future.


Finance, re: FY 2021-22 Budget Hearing and Adoption including: The proposed FY 2021-22 citywide budget and fee schedule were presented to and adopted by City Council. The total appropriation adopted for FY 2021-22 citywide budget is $972.6 million with $255.4 million in the General Fund, inclusive of Measure S funded appropriations. Based on the FY 2021-22 adopted revenues and appropriations for the General Fund, we anticipate balancing the budget with no estimated surplus or deficit, conditional on final guidance on the use of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. View report to Council


The Glendale City Council will meet next on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 beginning at 2:00pm for a Special Meeting followed by the 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.