Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On September 15, 2020, Council met for afternoon sessions, as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.
Special Meeting: Glendale City Council
Community Development, re: Review Authority for Murals Murals have the potential to beatify areas, foster a sense of pride, and provide a chance to showcase local talent. On Tuesday, the Glendale City Council considered options to amend the mural review and submission process as a way to encourage the installation of more public art across the City. The adopted recommendations included the following:
Granting the Arts & Culture Commission design review authority over the mural application and review process, subject to appeal to Council. Reducing the application fee from $3,840 to $0.
Establishing a time limit for mural approval of five years, eligible for renewal, to accommodate changes in art program, building renovations, etc.
City-sponsored projects could be installed on places other than existing walls.
Directing the Arts & Culture Commission to develop a robust mural ordinance program as outlined in the Urban Art Program Plan. This Ordinance will be brought back to the City Council at a future date.