Council Quick Take: March 30, 2021





Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On March 30, 2021, Council met for their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.




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 February 26, 2021 and March 5, 2021

4b. Glendale Water and Power, re: The Western Reservoir and Bel Aire Electric Substation Improvements Project

4c. Community Services and Parks, re: Verdugo Workforce Development Board’s Application Submission Request for Approval for local area subsequent designation and local board recertification

4d. Police Department, re: Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with The Counseling Team International to establish a Peer Support Program for employees of the Glendale Police Department and Glendale Fire Department


Adoption of Ordinances

Community Development, re: AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE AMENDING TITLE 5 OF THE GLENDALE MUNICIPAL CODE, 1995, TO ADD CHAPTER 5.112 RELATING TO HAZARD PAY REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYEES WORKING FRONTLINE POSITIONS IN GROCERY RETAIL AND DRUG RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE CITY OF GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC City Council adopted a temporary urgency ordinance to provide additional hazard pay for frontline grocery and drug retail workers. The ordinance provides a $5/per hour increase for 120 days to hourly workers that meet the 300 employees nationwide, with a minimum of 10 employees per store. View report to Council


Innovation, Performance, and Audit, re: AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA AMENDING SECTION 2.04.020 OF THE GLENDALE MUNICIPAL CODE, 1995, RELATING TO MAYORAL SELECTION PROCESS City Council adopted an ordinance to bring a transparent, logical, and reliable pattern as to how Mayor 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. Tiebreakers and other considerations are built in there too. View report to Council


Action Items

Glendale Water and Power, re: 100% Clean Energy by 2030 Study – Motion to Note and File City Council moved to note and file Glendale Water and Power’s “100% Clean Energy by 2030” report. On July 23, 2019 City Council directed GWP to create this report in an attempt to accelerate the move to clean energy portfolio. GWP engaged with Ascend Analytics to assist the department in determining if it was possible to provide the City’s electric load, on an hourly basis with clean and/or renewable resources. The parameters that were given was that the technologies needed to be presently viable and must fit into the existing transmission limitations. The study revealed that it is realistically possible to serve 89% of Glendale retail load around the clock by 2030. This is a very aggressive plan and would place Glendale as one of the cleanest municipal utilities in the country. View full report to Council


Management Services, re: Background on the CalPERS retirement system and seeking direction for the creation of a Pension Review Committee City Council moved to form a Pension Review Committee, which will be comprised of fifteen individuals, ten appointed by Council and employee union representatives. Council also approved a Resolution of Appropriation of funds from Undesignated General Fund balance in the amount of $30,000 for the engagement of professional facilitation and subject matter experts to the Pension Review Committee. View full report to Council


Management Services, re: Ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene and single use plastics in the serving of prepared food at certain City managed events, City run concessions and at certain City sponsored events located on City owned or controlled facilities City Council introduced an Ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene and single use plastics in the serving of prepared food at certain City managed events, City run concessions, and at certain City sponsored events located on City owned or controlled facilities. View full report to Council


Public Works, re: Acceptance of Grant Funds from the California Department of Transportation for the 2020-21 Low Carbon Transit Operations Program City Council authorized staff to accept $59,095 in grant funds from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the 2020-21 Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) to purchase and install Electric Bus Charging Infrastructure at the Beeline bus maintenance facility. The LCTOP program was created to provide operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility, with a priority of serving disadvantaged communities. The grant funding will be used to install electric bus charging equipment to power battery-electric buses.

Additionally, Council approved a funding resolution, certification and assurances, authorized agent form required by Caltrans to receive the grant funds. View full report to Council


Hearings

Community Development, re: Appeal of Design Review Board's denial of DRB Case No. PDR 1709694-C located at 910 Laird Drive The Glendale City Council first heard this appeal on October 20, 2020, after which the hearing was continued pending additional information from the applicant regarding drainage issues. Upon review of the newly submitted studies, the City Council reversed the Design Review Board’s denial of this case, approving the project with the condition that existing drainage not be blocked or redirected. View full report to Council


The next Glendale City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 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.

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