City Council Recap – October 20, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP October 20, 2020, 6PM EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) Full Agenda & Meeting Video  Staff Comments: Devine mentioned that the council received a text from Assembly member Quirk in support of the council’s decision regarding the Mylar balloons. Brotman acknowledged the clean energy program approvals and requested further exploration on five topics: Evaluating solar within the commercial sector, including…

City Council Recap – October 13, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP Glendale City Council Meeting, 6PM, October 13, 2020 Full Agenda / Full Meeting Video EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) We are very excited to update you regarding this particular Glendale City Council meeting. The outcome of this meeting presented a real victory for our city’s clean energy future, and we want to thank all of you who emailed…

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT for the PEOPLE OF ARTSAKH and ARMENIA

The Glendale Environmental Coalition stands in solidarity with the people of Artsakh and Armenia, who wish to dwell in their ancestral homeland and live in peace with the peoples around them. For more than a century, Azerbaijan’s fossil fuel resources and infrastructure have played a key role in large-scale wars, conflicts, and disputes. Armenians’ quest to protect their homelands and…

GEC Submits Scholl Biogas Project Draft EIR Comment Letter

GWP has proposed to build a 12 MW power-generating facility at the Scholl Canyon Landfill, to burn biogas produced by the landfill. In July, GWP released a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for this project, and accepted public comments on the report through September 30, 2020. GEC submitted a comment letter, which addresses the DEIR and highlights GEC’s top concerns…

City Council Recap – September 29, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP Special Meeting, 6PM, September 29, 2020 Full Agenda / Full Meeting Video EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) Please see agenda and full video for additional items discussed. 1: In staff comments – Council Member Devine praised GWP and the City of Glendale for joining the LA Clean Tech Incubator’s “Transportation Electrification Partnership” as part of the Advisory Group…

Clean Energy Report – GWP Commission – Outcomes
CLEAN ENERGY MOMENTUM! UPDATE: GWP Commission heard a report on the first three clean energy projects (see details below) and discussed additional clean energy strategies moving forward. The outcome is a motion that will be presented next to City Council. It went through some amending and landed as follows: Motion recommending to the City Council and the City Manager to…
City Council Recap – September 22, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP Special Meeting, 2PM, September 22, 2020 COMMERCIAL SOLAR MOTION MOVES FORWARD! City Council unanimously voted today to direct staff to explore hiring a consultant team to determine the feasibility of adopting a commercial solar PV requirement, and looking at a range of “reach codes” to include building electrification, battery storage and additional energy efficiency including cool roofs to make our buildings more energy efficient and reduce green house…

GEC & SIERRA CLUB Offer Solar Ordinance Concept Paper

GEC was pleased to work with Sierra Club to develop a Solar Ordinance Concept Paper for Glendale City Council and staff consideration. Glendale City Council has voted unanimously to direct staff to explore hiring a consultant team to determine the feasibility of adopting a commercial solar PV requirement, and looking at a range of “reach codes” to include battery storage and additional energy efficiency…

GEC Submits Letter RE: City Manager Hiring Process
Current City Manager Yasmin Beers has announced her retirement. The discussions regarding the hiring of a new City Manager are currently going on behind closed doors. GEC has submitted the following letter with our input: Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Subscribe