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Council Quick Take: November 16, 2021



Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On November 16, 2021, Council met for their afternoon and regularly scheduled Council Meeting.


Joint Meeting: Glendale City Council and Housing Authority


Community Services and Parks, re: Funding Recommendations by the Glendale Continuum of Care Board for the Round I FY 20-21 carry-over youth set-aside funds and Round II FY 21–22 of the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program funding allocation City Council and the Housing Authority approved the Glendale Continuum of Care Board recommendation of the final funding allocations regarding the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program Round I FY 2020-2021 and Round II FY 2021-2022 in the amount of $158,530, authorized by AB83 (Committee on Budget, Chapter 15, Statutes of 2020), and administrated by the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) of the Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH). View report to Council


Community Development, re: Monthly Housing Subsidy Program Update and Program Follow-up City Council directed staff to extend the Monthly Housing Subsidy Program for one additional year for the current 1000 participants and to evaluate the remaining applicants in the initial round of the lottery. Those deemed eligible will be provided with a one-year subsidy. View report to Council


Community Development, re: Consideration to Execute a Public Benefit Agreement with CSCDA Community Improvement Authority for the Acquisition of 1717 North Verdugo Road The Housing Authority authorized the Executive Director to execute a Public Benefit Agreement with CSCDA Community Improvement Authority for the Acquisition of 1717 North Verdugo Road, providing 126 additional workforce housing units to the Glendale community. View report to Council


Special Meeting: Glendale City Council


Community Development, re: Resolutions of Appropriation to purchase goods and services for the operation of and to pay for utilities necessary for the operation of the Alex Theatre, and motion authorizing certain expenditures in connection therewith City Council appropriated $375,000 to purchase personal property, enter into service contracts, and for the annual utility costs for the continued operation of the Alex Theatre. View report to Council


Glendale City Council Meeting


Consent Items

The following consent items were approved in one motion by City Council except item 4b, which was pulled for a presentation:

4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Regular City Council meetings of October 26, 2021 and November 2, 2021 and the Joint City Council and Housing Authority meetings of October 26, 2021 and November 2, 2021


4b. Public Works, re: Submittal of Urban Forest Expansion and Improvement Grant Application This item was pulled to provide the public with details about the grant through a presentation by staff.


4c. Police Department, re: Destruction of Certain Police Department Records, Documents, and Papers

4d. Police Department, re: Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, Request for Authorization to Accept Grant Funds in the amount of $17,709

4e. Glendale Water and Power, re: Feeder Reconstruction for the 12 kV Operation, Time and Equipment; Reject Sole Bid Received, and Direct the City Clerk to Re-advertise for Bids

4f. Information Services Department, re: Acceptance of additional grant funding from the United States Department of Homeland Security 2020 Urban Area Security Initiatives (UASI) Grant Program

4g. City Attorney, re: Consideration of a Resolution to allow the City Council and all City legislative bodies to continue to meet remotely pursuant to the Brown Act as amended by A.B. 361


Action Items

Information Services Department, re: Approval of Master Purchase Agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. The City Council approved a five year renewal of the Master Purchase Agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. Currently, the City of Glendale and all ICI System members operate radio systems based on Motorola-proprietary technology. As such, the agreement enables the City to sole-source its purchase to Motorola and provides the City with a single document governing all procurements. In addition, the agreement allows the City to aggressively negotiate discounts and issue purchase orders on as needed basis. It should also be noted that there are no minimum spending or purchase commitments associated with the agreement, and all purchases are subject to the appropriation limits approved by Council as part of the annual budget process. View report to Council


Public Works, re: Professional Services Agreement (PSA) for Glendale Pavement Management Program (PMP) In March 2020, the Public Works Department hired Transmap Corporation to prepare a PMP report by April 2021. The PMP requires an update every three years to be effective and eligible for Federal Highway Administration (FHA) funding. This week, City Council approved an amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Transmap Corporation, increasing the contract amount and extending the duration of the contract to June 30, 2024, to provide an update to the PMP. View report to Council


Public Works, re: Purchase Order Contract for Two Used 2008 Autocar Xpeditor Heil Rapid Rail CNG Side Loading Refuse Trucks City Council authorized Staff to dispense with competitive bidding and authorized the Purchasing Administrator to execute a purchase order contract with King Motors for the purchase of two used 2008 Autocar Xpeditor Heil Rapid Rail CNG Side Loading Refuse Trucks. On December 1, 2021, the City of Glendale will transition to a new franchise hauler system for the collection of solid waste from commercial properties. Municipal operations will therefore focus solely on single family residential properties (and multi- family properties of four units or fewer) that store refuse, recycling, and organics material in wheeled carts. These wheeled carts are serviced by automated side loading refuse trucks. New automated refuse trucks were approved in the FY 2021-22 budget; however, these trucks take approximately one year to be manufactured during normal conditions. View report to Council


Community Development, re: Space 134 Freeway Ramps Preliminary Engineering Study City Council directed staff to continue to move forward with the Space 134 Freeway Ramps Preliminary Engineering Study, consider additional alternatives to the area, identify funding opportunities, and begin discussions with CalTrans. View report to Council


Human Resources, re: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the City of Glendale and Glendale Fire Fighters’ Association (GFFA) The City Council adopted resolutions approving a three-year Memorandum of Understanding between the City and Glendale Fire Fighters Association (GFFA) effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024. This labor agreement between the City and its sworn Fire rank and file professionals represents the culmination of over five months of negotiations. The three-year agreement contains no costs in the first year and very modest cost-of-living adjustments and longevity pay in the second and third years. View report to Council


Management Services, re: Preservation of the Tri-City Communities of Glendale, Burbank, and Pasadena Within County Supervisorial District 5 During the 2021 Redistricting Process City Council authorized the Mayor to sign a letter on behalf of City Council to the Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission advocating for the preservation of the tri-city communities of Glendale, Burbank, and Pasadena within County Supervisorial District 5 during the 2021 redistricting process. The Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission is currently overseeing the redistricting process for the five supervisorial districts for the County of Los Angeles. View report to Council


Management Services, re: Consideration of City Co-Sponsorship with the Consulate General of Armenia in Los Angeles for the Armenian Festival This item was removed from the agenda. View report to Council


Hearings

Community Development, re: Extension of Interim Urgency Ordinance No. 5977 Prohibiting Issuance of Entitlement and/or Permits for Hotels in the Downtown Specific Plan Area of the City Following a public hearing, the City Council introduced an ordinance extending for an additional 10 months and 15 days Interim Urgency Ordinance No. 5977, which imposes a moratorium on the approval of any new hotel development project in the DSP, with certain specific exemptions for projects that had an approved statutory development agreement prior to the effective date of the ordinance, or that had received at least a Stage I design review approval by the City prior to the effective date of the ordinance, and for any subsequent approvals or project modifications to a project previously approved by the City. On November 30, 2021, the City Council will consider and vote on adoption of the introduced ordinance. View report to Council


The Glendale City Council will meet next on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 for their afternoon meetings beginning at 2:00pm followed by their 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.