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Council Quick Take: September 23, 2020

Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On September 22, 2020, Council met for afternoon sessions, as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.

Special Meeting: Glendale City Council

Community Development, re: Requiring Commercial Development in Glendale to Provide Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Systems The Glendale City Council provided direction on requiring new commercial development projects in Glendale to provide rooftop solar photovoltaic systems (“PV” or “solar panels”). The Council directed staff to explore hiring a consultant team to determine the cost feasibility of adopting a commercial PV requirement. Council further directed staff to include the study of “Reach Codes” for electrification of buildings, battery storage for PV and cool roofs, in an effort to make buildings more energy-efficient and reduce greenhouse gases. View the full Report to Council.

Glendale City Council Meeting

Consent Items

4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Special City Council meeting of September 1, 2020 and the Regular City Council meetings of August 25, 2020 and September 1, 2020 4b. Finance, re: Approve a Professional Service Agreement with Ray Klein, Inc., DBA Professional Credit Service, to provide collection services for unpaid and delinquent accounts where customers have not paid for services or charges owed to the City 4c. Public Works, re: Deukmejian Park Nature Education Center

Action Items

Finance, re: Monthly Financial Status Report

Monthly Financial Update: City Council adopted the City’s FY 2020-21 Budget on June 2, 2020. Due to the state of uncertainty of the City’s financials resulting from the pandemic, City Council requested staff to present monthly update reports to inform the City Council of the ongoing financial status. The preliminary actual revenue received as of June 30, 2020 is $228.9 million (not inclusive of Measure S revenues). The preliminary actual expenditures as of June 30, 2020 are $230.4 million, reflecting 95.0% of the total General Fund budget. Based on the FY 2019-20 preliminary resources and appropriations, we anticipate a net use of General Fund unassigned fund balance of $915 thousand, compared to the initial FY 2019-20 projected use of fund balance of $5.7 million. The FY 2020-21 budget was adopted with a projected ending use of an unassigned fund balance of $4.8 million. There is still insufficient data to revisit FY 2020-21 projected expenses and revenues at this point in time. Thus, the projection for FY 2020-21 revenues and expenditures has remained as adopted. Looking into the horizon, while the City faces some funding challenges, staff will continue to monitor the financial standing of the City’s finances as more information is obtained, and report to City Council. Resolution Amending the Citywide Fee Schedule: City staff conducted a review of some fees and has determined that the Public Works Engineering Construction – Excavation Permits (application, processing, and inspection) Inspection Fee should be adjusted from $218 per hour to $152 per hour. View the full Report to Council.

City Treasurer, re: City Treasurer’s Annual Review of the City Portfolio The Glendale City Council accepted the City Treasurer’s Annual Investment Report for the Fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, which outlines a review of the City’s investment portfolio. View the full Report to Council.

City Treasurer, re: City of Glendale Investment Policy The Glendale City Council approved and adopted the proposed Investment Policy, which had a few minor revisions in policy language from the previous fiscal year. View the full Report to Council.

Public Works, re: Resolution of Appropriation for Glendale Tree Stories Program The Glendale City Council approved the resolution to appropriate grant funding for the Glendale Tree Stories project. The Glendale Public Works Department has been awarded California Humanities for All Project Grant for $20,000 for a program titled ‘Glendale Tree Stories.’ The project will begin this year and continue through 2022. In partnership with Glendale Youth Alliance, the grant enables the Forestry Section to collect stories from the Glendale community discussing their favorite local trees and the reason or experience behind their appreciation for that tree. This project's focus is to capture the diversity of Glendale and build a consensus around our appreciation of urban nature. These stories will be recorded and transformed into a series of illustrations and maps of public trees that will be archived online and shared with the greater community. View the full Report to Council.

Glendale Water and Power, re: Consideration of Ordinance to Ban the Sale of Mylar Balloons in the City of Glendale This action item was postponed and will be discussed during the 9.29.2020 Council Meeting. View the full Report to Council.

Community Development, re: Release for a Request for Proposals for a Shared Mobility Pilot Program The Glendale City Council on Tuesday authorized staff to develop and release a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) that would identify firms interested in providing a shared mobility service within portions of the City of Glendale. This pilot program would be for 12 months, and the service area would include Downtown Glendale and Tropico center in order to provide connectivity between Glendale’s commercial activity and employment node and the Larry Zarian Transportation Center. Within this RFP, respondents would need to indicate whether their interest was in providing scooters and or bikes/e-bikes. View the full Report to Council.

New Business: The Glendale City Council approved the appointment of Roubik Golanian as Interim City Manager to succeed retiring City Manager Yasmin Beers while the Council considers its options on a permanent appointment.

The next Glendale City Council Meeting will be held on September 29, 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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