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Council Quick Take: March 23, 2021



Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On March 23, 2021, Council met for afternoon sessions, as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.



Joint Meeting: Glendale City Council and Glendale Housing Authority


Community Services and Parks, re: Acceptance of grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the 2020 Continuum of Care Program City Council and the Housing Authority approved a resolution for the acceptance of grant funds in the amount of $2,735,430 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the 2020 Continuum of Care (CoC) program. Council authorized the City Manager or a designee to execute all agreements, certifications, and documents necessary to accept and implement the funds. In addition, City Council approved a Resolution of Appropriation to appropriate grant funds in the amount of $2,735,430 received from HUD for the 2020 CoC program. View the full report to Council


Innovation, Performance, and Audit, re: Proposed Ordinance Establishing Mayor Selection Process and a Proposed Resolution Establishing Housing Authority Chair Selection Process City Council introduced an ordinance and the Housing Authority adopted a resolution to bring a transparent, logical, and reliable pattern to how Mayor and Housing Authority Chair appointments occur. Starting next year, mayor rotations will be based on seniority since last serving as mayor. This creates a predictable “line” that council members must wait in for their turn as Mayor or Housing Authority Chair. Tiebreakers and other considerations are built into the resolution as well. View the full report to Council


Glendale City Council Meeting


Consent Items


The following consent items were approved in one motion by City Council:

4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Special City Council meeting of March 2, 2021, the Regular City Council meeting of March 2, 2021, and the Special City Council meeting of March 9, 2021

4b. Public Works, re: Montrose Park Improvements Project Phase I, Award Construction Contract

4c. Public Works, re: Brand Park Restroom ADA Improvements Project

4d. Libraries, Arts, and Culture, re: Library Connection at Adams Square at 1100 Chevy Chase Drive Lease Agreement Renewal


Action Items


Information Services Department, re: Expansion of Wireless Internet Services to City Owned Parks and Related Facilities Within the City of Glendale The Glendale City Council provided direction to staff on the possible expansion of wireless Internet services within city owned parks and related facilities. Pursuant to direction from Council, the Information Services Department will prepare and bring back a report delineating the scope of a Citywide Wi-Fi Master Plan and a related resolution to amend the existing agreement with Magellan Advisors to incorporate preparing this Citywide Wi-Fi Master Plan. View full report to Council


Community Development, re: Pedestrian Safety Plan and Associated Environmental Review. Council approved a resolution adopting the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Glendale Citywide Pedestrian Plan and also adopted the Plan. Council also directed staff to return with a Vision Zero policy that would include goals, timelines, and a reporting process. View full report to Council


City Attorney, re: Ratification and Extension of Emergency Public Orders The Glendale City Council extended emergency public orders relating to al fresco dining (including expanding use to allow tents, canopies, umbrellas and heaters); outdoor retail establishments; personal care establishments; outdoor gyms and dance academies; outdoor use of banquet halls; and the moratorium on certain commercial evictions. The emergency orders were extended until June 30, 2021. The Council also ratified Emergency Public Order No. 20-25 Temporarily Suspending Condition 19 of Use Variance and Standards Variance for Chamlian School Pertaining to Vehicular Access to assist school re-opening in order to comply with California Department of Public Health Guidelines. This order shall remain in effect until the CDPH Guidelines or County Order are amended to remove requirements of staggered arrival and drop-off times or use of as many ingress and egress routes as feasible or the local emergency expires, whichever occurs first. View full report to Council


City Attorney, re: Approval of City Manager Employment Agreement with Roubik Golanian The Glendale City Council approved the City Manager Employment Agreement. View full report to Council


Community Development, re: Temporary Urgency Ordinance requiring additional hourly pay (“Hero Pay”) for Frontline Grocery Store and Drug Retail Workers The City Council introduced a temporary urgency ordinance to provide additional hazard pay for frontline grocery and drug retail workers. The ordinance would provide a $5/per hour increase for 120 days to hourly workers who are employed by businesses with 300 employees nationwide and 10 employees per store minimum. This item will return for a vote by the Council next Tuesday, March 30, 2021. View full report to Council


Management Services, re: Resolution to Affirm the City of Glendale's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, and Justice for People of All Races, Ethnicities, and National Origins by Denouncing Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Sentiment Against Asian Americans Pacific Islander Community Members The Glendale City Council adopted a Resolution to affirm the City’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and justice for people of all races, ethnicities, and national origins by denouncing xenophobia and anti-Asian sentiment targeted towards Asian Americans Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members. 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 The City Council sustained the Design Review Board’s approval of this case. The Council approved the modifications made by the developer to be in line with the Design Review Board’s recommendations and provided direction to staff to work with the developer to adjust the entrance to include more river rocks. View full report to Council


The next Glendale City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 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.