Council Quick Take: October 20, 2020




Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On October 20, 2020, Council met for afternoon sessions, as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.




Joint Meeting: Glendale City Council and Glendale Housing Authority


Community Development, re: Consideration of Program Design Parameters of Proposed Housing Programs to be Funded Through Measure S Funds for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 The Glendale City Council approved three new housing assistance programs and the design parameters for each to be funded through Measure S Funds for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. The approved programs include: 1) $1.3 Million for the Low Income Student Rental Assistance Program (LISRAP) assisting students experiencing housing insecurity; 2) $250,000 for the creation of the Low Income Housing Incentives Program (LIHIP), a landlord incentive program to house formerly homeless individuals, and 3) $1.3 million for the Low Income Family Employment & Rental Assistance Program (LIFERAP), a joint venture with the Verdugo Job Center to provide rental assistance while enhancing educational or vocational skills to boost employability. View the full Report to Council

Community Services & Parks, re: FY 2020-2021 Second Allocation of CARES Act Funding for the ESG-CV Project

The Glendale City Council approved a Resolution adopting an Environmental Negative Declaration for the FY 2020-21 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) Program. Housing Authority approved the FY 2020-21 ESG-CV2 Funding allocation, approving the release of Request for Proposals for Funding, and authorizing the Interim City Manager or a designee to execute all agreements, amendments, certifications, and documents necessary to accept and implement the funding. View the full Report to Council

Community Services & Parks, re: FY 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) related to returned funding from CDBG in FY 2019-2020 The Glendale City Council approved a Resolution adopting an Environmental Negative Declaration for the FY 2020-21 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) Program. City Council and Housing Authority approved the FY 2020-21 CDBG, ESG, and Home Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment totaling $219,004 and authorized the submission of FY2020-21 Substantial Amendment to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Council approved the reprogramming and appropriation of $219,004 from the cancelled FY2019-20 YWCA of Glendale Lexington Building #1 project to the current funded HUD FY 2020-21 Public Social Services projects as recommended by the CDBG Advisory Committee. View the full Report to Council

Glendale City Council Meeting


Consent Items

The consent items below were approved by City Council with one motion.

4a. Libraries, Art, and Culture, re: Professional Service Agreement with LBP Consulting, LLC for professional public art procurement and management services for the commission of up to ten long-term to permanent pieces of artwork in public spaces in Glendale 4b. Public Works, re: Approval of the Final Map of Tract No. 63273, for a resubdivision of the existing 14 parcels into 8 lots, at 1505, 1509 Wilson Terrace; 1500,1530,1554,1558,1574,1578 E. Chevy Chase Drive; 262, 264, 304, 312, 322 Sinclair Avenue Subdivider: Glendale Adventist Medical Center (1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, CA 91206)


Action Items

Management Services, re: Consideration of a Resolution Naming the Glendale Police Community Room in Honor of Former Glendale Mayor and Councilmember Richard “Rick” Reyes The Glendale City Council approved the Resolution naming the Glendale Police Department Community Room, located at 131 N. Isabel St., in honor of former Mayor and Councilmember Richard “Rick” Reyes. Rick Reyes served as a Glendale Police officer for 27 years starting in 1966 and retiring in 1993, at which point he set his sights upon public office. He ran a successful campaign in which Glendale voters elected him to become a member of the Glendale City Council from 1993 to 1997, where he served as Mayor from 1995 to 1996. View the full Report to Council


The Glendale City Council also requested staff to prepare a report of City policy regarding naming city facilities. This report will come back to Council at a later date.


City Attorney, re: Consideration of Adoption or Extension of Emergency Public Orders Related to COVID-19 State of Emergency: Rent Increase Freeze and Update on Assembly Bill No. 3088’s Impact on City’s Rental Eviction Moratorium Repayment Period On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Glendale City Council adopted a revised Emergency Eviction Moratorium Order aligning the repayment schedule for past due rent with Assembly Bill No. 3088 (“AB 3088”). Under Assembly Bill No. 3088, Glendale’s residential eviction moratorium was modified to have expired on August 31, 2020. Visit glendaleca.gov/rent to learn more about the repayment schedule.


The City of Glendale's temporary rent freeze order is set to expire on October 31, 2020. The City’s order prohibits residential rent increases for many rental properties in Glendale, excluding single family homes, individual units in condominium buildings, and units constructed after February 1, 1995. Any notices issued during the rent freeze or notices issued before the rent freeze that were to go in effect during the rent freeze period are invalid. A new rent increase will not be effective until the rent freeze expires and a new notice of rent increase is issued in accordance with state law. View the full Report to Council


Hearings

9a. Community Development, re: Appeal of Design Review Board's denial of DRB Case No. PDR 1709694-C (910 Laird Drive)

The Glendale City Council heard an appeal of a decision made by the Design Review Board on January 10, 2019, to deny Design Review Board Case No. PDR 1709694-C for the construction of a new, three-story, 3,275 square-foot single-family residence with an attached two-car garage on a vacant 81,296 square-foot lot located in the R1R (FAR District II) Zone. The Glendale City Council voted to continue the item to November 17 and directed the applicant/appellant to resolve drainage issues and design a solution for their review prior to project approval.


The next Glendale City Council Meeting will be held on October 27, 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.

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