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Council Quick Take: March 9, 2021



Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On March 9, 2021, Council met for afternoon sessions, as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.



Special Meeting: Glendale City Council


Community Development, re: Economic Development Update on Business Recovery Strategy Grant Programs City Council received an update on the $4.2M Business Recovery Strategy. Council approved the recommended changes to the grant parameters to the CDBG/Measure S and PPE grant programs in order to help more small businesses qualify for resources. These changes include removing the commercial zone requirement, allowing home based businesses to apply with the submission of a Home Occupation Permit, and removing the exclusion for houses of worship. Council also authorized staff to initiate third round of applications for CDBG/Measure S grants, and reallocated funding amongst the programs to better align resources with need. 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 February 19, 2021

4b. Glendale Water and Power, re: Professional Service Agreement (PSA) for Owner’s Engineering Services for the Development of Clean Energy and Storage Resources at City facilities, and to Study the Impact of Distributed Energy Projects on the City’s Electrical Grid

4c. Police Department, re: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Request for Authorization to Accept Grant Funds in the amount of $15,088 to be used to Purchase Automatic License Plate Reader Equipment

4d. Public Works, re: Traffic Signal Installations and Modifications at Various Locations Phase 2 Project

Action Items

Public Works, re: Architectural and Engineering Services for Glendale Central Library Youth Services Renovation Project City Council approved the hiring of architecture firm Johnson Favaro to create architectural drawings to update the Central Library’s children’s room, design a new teen space, and add restrooms across the hall from the auditorium. The Glendale Central Library has been part of local Glendale history since March 13, 1973. In 2017, the Glendale Central Library reopened after a $15 million renovation including additional creative spaces, six new meeting rooms, an upgraded auditorium, relocated main entrance, HVAC improvements, and retrofitting. The 2017 renovations created a beloved, vibrant community space but did not create the same environment in the teens and children’s area due to budgetary constraints. View full report to Council


Public Works, re: Fuel Kiosk Project Maintenance and Repair, Phase 3, Contract Amendment City Council approved a motion authorizing staff to amend the contract with Cal Valley, adding an additional amount of $27,844.99 for five fuel kiosk installations. The City owns and operates 15 fuel dispensing facilities at strategic sites through the City, which are fitted with fuel kiosks that control the dispensing of fuel, provide security, and perform data collection. On August 14, 2018, City Council awarded the contract for Fuel Management Kiosk Project to Cal Valley Equipment, LLC (Cal Valley) to replace fuel kiosks at all 15 sites. Due to rising costs of new fueling kiosks, ongoing maintenance, and regulatory costs, the project was divided into phases which resulted in increased overall project costs. View full report to Council


Public Works, re: Amendment to Construction Contract for Beeline Maintenance Facility for Photovoltaic System Addition On January 27, 2017, City Council authorized the Director of Public Works to negotiate a design-build contract with two firms that submitted proposals for the Beeline Maintenance Facility. On October 3, 2017, the City executed a contract with Dorado Design and Construction, Inc. (Dorado) in the amount of $14,100,000. At Tuesday’s meeting, Council approved a motion amending the contract with Dorado, adding an additional amount of $550,438.56 for the installation of roof-top photovoltaic system. Council also approved a resolution authorizing the reduction of retention withheld from Dorado for the construction of the Beeline Maintenance Facility from 5% to 2.5%. View full report to Council


Community Development, re: Shared Mobility Pilot Program – Award of Vendor Contract Upon review of the RFP submittals for the Shared Mobility Pilot Program, Council directed staff to reach out to the additional firms that submitted for the RFP and identify whether they can provide only bicycles and no scooters. Council also had the desire to reduce the fleet size to 250, and also bring back the original proposal from September 1, 2020, which considered a single vendor and limited number of devices, to include standard bicycles and electric bicycles only. View full report to Council


City Attorney, re: Consideration of Findings re Appeal of Design Review Board’s approval of Design Review Board Case No. 2004770 located at 1248 Corona Drive. (Cont’d from 12/8/21, 1/12/21, 2/9/21, 3/2/21) City Council supported a remand to DRB with the following guidance: 1) reduce the width by a range no less than 15%; 2) increase the set back from the street by 1 foot, and the second floor by an additional foot; 3) change the materials from gray to a color pallet that blends in with the hillside; 4) change the garage door finish from an acrylic to wood-like finish; and 5) require a performance bond for the grating work in the range of 2%-4%. View full report to Council


The next Glendale City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:00pm. They will also meet at 2:00pm for afternoon meetings.


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.