Council Quick Take: November 3, 2020






Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On November 3, 2020, Council met for afternoon sessions, as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.



Joint Meeting: Glendale City Council and Glendale Housing Authority

Community Services & Parks, re: Regarding the status of program planning for the FY 2021-2022, CDBG, ESG and HOME Annual Action Plan On November 3, 2020, a Motion was approved by Council and the Housing Authority to approve the FY2021-2022 program priorities, CDBG Funding Allocation Plan, and issuance of a Request for Proposal to community agencies for CDBG and ESG programs for Public Social Service, and to community agencies for CDBG Capital Improvement Projects. View full Report to Council


Housing Authority Meeting


Community Development, re: Selection of an Affordable Housing Developer in Response to a Request for Qualifications Issued by the Housing Authority July 29, 2020 to Develop an Affordable Housing Project for Families on Housing Authority Owned Property at 900 E. Broadway (Continued from 10/27/2020) In October 2019, the Housing Authority acquired 900, 912, 920 E. Broadway and 117 S. Belmont Street from Tobinworld for $12.1M for development of affordable housing. In July, 2020, the City released an RFP seeking a developer that can deliver an 88-unit affordable family rental project. Twelve responses were received. After considering the unit mix, the City Council elected to change the project type to create more units to serve the senior population. The City Council directed staff to bring back a report to issue an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Meta Housing for a senior project at 900 E. Broadway. View full Report to Council


City Attorney, re: Consideration of Amendment to Bylaws of Glendale Housing Authority Relating to Meeting Schedule and Changes to Authority Member Compensation The Housing Authority amended its bylaws to change its regular meeting schedule from once a week to the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 1 p.m. The Housing Authority can also hold special meetings and joint special meetings with the Glendale City Council as the circumstances require. The Housing Authority also revised the compensation paid to Housing Authority members. Housing Authority members are paid, pursuant to state law, $50 per meeting not to exceed 4 meetings per month. The Housing Authority revised the compensation schedule to provide that, except for the Housing Authority tenant commissioners, Housing Authority Members will be compensated only for meetings where there is at least one business item on the agenda, which may include closed session items. View full Report to Council


City Council Meeting


Adoption of Ordinances


7a. City Manager, re: An Ordinance Amending Title 2 of the Glendale Municipal Code to Add Chapter 2.85 Establishing a Sustainability Commission 7b. Community Development, re: An Ordinance Amending Sections 30.33.230, 30.40.020, 30.41.015, 30.41.050, 30.47.020, 30.47.030, 30.47.040, 30.47.050, 30.47.070, 30.47.075, 30.47.090, 30.61.010 of Title 30 of the Glendale Municipal Code, 1995, Relating to Design Review for Projects in the Downtown Specific Plan Area, Murals, Rebuilds due to Natural Disaster, and Related Updates (Case No. PZC2013620) 7c. Public Works, re: An Ordinance Amending Title 12 of the Glendale Municipal Code, 1995, by Amending Portions of Chapters 12.04 and 12.48 and adding sections 12.48.130 and 12.48.140 to Update Standards for Landscaping in Parkways


Action Items


City Manager, re: Legislative Update: Governor’s Actions on State Legislation

City Council noted and filed the report with an update on the Governor’s actions on state legislation. View full Report to Council

Finance, re: Monthly Financial Status Report There have not been any significant changes to revenues and expenditures for FY 2019-20 since the last monthly report presented on September 22, 2020. The final year-end results will be brought to the City Council with the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) in December 2020. Preliminary results for the first quarter of FY 2020-21 indicate, revenues received in FY 2020-21 through September 30, 2020 total $27.8 million, or 11.8% of the revised revenue estimate. Preliminary General Fund expenditures as of September 30, 2020 are $48.3 million, or 20.2% of the total revised budget. The updated General Fund Unassigned and Charter Reserve Fund Balance is $80.5 million, or 33.7%. These numbers do not include Measure S revenues or expenditures. The final first quarter report will be provided to City Council in December 2020. View full Report to Council

The Glendale City Council Meetings for November 10, 2020 have been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

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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