Council Quick Take: October 13, 2020




Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On October 13, 2020, Council met for afternoon sessions, as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.





Special Meeting: Glendale City Council


Community Development, re: Discussion and Direction on Consideration of Establishment of a Landlord/Tenant Commission This item will return to council in the future. View the full Report to Council.


Community Development, re: Approval to Appropriate a Second Round of Funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act in the Amount of $384,357, Establish Four New Section 8 Landlord Incentive Programs, and Amend the Professional Services Agreement with Emphasys Software (C105966A) to Increase the Contract Amount by $140,039 for a New “Not to Exceed” Contract of $324,007 for Services Associated with a New Participant Portal On August 10, 2020, the Glendale Housing Authority was notified that it had been awarded a second round of supplemental administrative fee funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Funding was provided to all public housing agencies administering the Housing Choice Voucher Program and/or the Mainstream Voucher Program. On October 13, 2020, the City Council authorized the use of Round 2 administrative funds to fund four new incentive programs for landlords in an effort to retain and/or increase their participation in the Section 8 program. Council also authorized the increase of a software contract to fund the testing, conversion, implementation and first year maintenance of a new public portal system to be developed by the Housing Authority’s Section 8 housing programs vendor Emphasys. View the full Report to Council


Glendale City Council Meeting


Consent Items

4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Special City Council Meetings of September 21, 2020, September 22, 2020, September 29, 2020 and the Regular City Council Meetings of September 22, 2020 and September 29, 2020 4b. Glendale Water and Power, re: Contract Award for the Glendale Heights Tank Replacement Project, Specification No. 3803R and Plan No. 6888-ER 4c. Community Development, re: Community Development Department Plan Check, Inspection and Permit Technician Service Contracts 4d. Public Works, re: Replacement of the Main Electrical Switchgear at City Hall Building


Adoption of Ordinances


Glendale Water and Power, re: Consideration of Ordinance to Ban the Sale of Mylar Balloons in the City of Glendale (Devine, 9/29/20) On October 13, 2020, the City Council adopted an ordinance which amends Title 8 of the Glendale Municipal Code (“GMC”) and adds Chapter 8.18 to the GMC prohibiting the sale of Mylar Balloons, made of electrically conductive materials, which are filled with helium or gas lighter than air. The ordinance prohibits the sale of such balloons within the City of Glendale. The Ordinance does allow the sale of Mylar Balloons filled with air only and attached or mounted to a post or other decorative structure at the point of sale. View the full Report to Council


Action Items


Glendale Water & Power, re: Glendale Water & Power (GWP) Clean Energy Programs The Glendale City Council authorized staff to execute an agreement with Franklin Energy Services LLC for a four-year Commercial and Residential Electric Demand Response Program, smart thermostat program, and an online marketplace for energy efficiency products. Council also approved an agreement with Lime Energy Services Company for a seven-year Commercial Direct Install Energy Efficiency Program. This program is designed to reduce energy consumption by providing for various energy efficient actions.

The Glendale City Council also authorized staff to continue negotiations with Sunrun Inc. for a 25-year term to install a Virtual Power Plant, (VPP), which consists of roof top solar and battery storage. The program will consist of 3000-4000 single family homes and 30-40 multiple family residences. The program will deliver an average of 28MW of solar and 25.25MW/50.5MWh of battery storage each year.


Additionally, Council authorized staff to Amend the Professional Services Agreement with NewGen Strategies & Solutions LLC to perform a new cost of service analysis and to develop an electric rate plan for the above programs. The adverse effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the existing Cost of Service (COSA), and is prudent to conduct a new COSA to more accurately assess the effects on rates. View the full Report to Council


City Attorney, re: “Acting” Compensation for Interim City Manager The Council approved “acting” compensation for the Interim City Manager Roubik Golanian to reflect the additional duties he will be taking on while Interim City Manager. The Council approved a monthly salary of $22,091.90 per month for Interim City Manager Roubik Golanian which represents a 5% increase from his Assistant City Manager salary. View the full Report to Council

The next Glendale City Council Meeting will be held on October 20, 2020 at 6:00pm. They will also meet at 2:00pm Special City Council Meeting as well as Housing Authority.


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.

Glendale City Hall: 613 East Broadway Street

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