City Council Recap – July 20, 2021

Glendale City Council votes unanimously to move forward with Glendale joining the Race to Zero campaign. Council members raise various subjects including increasing EV charging in Glendale, potential city support for a state-wide ban on gas-powered landscaping equipment, and a potential ordinance to prevent excessive light pollution.

City Council Recap – June 29, 2021

Glendale City Council votes unanimously to move forward with an ordinance change to allowing backyard beekeeping in residential zones, Councilmember Najarian introduces the Metro Micro service and Councilmember Brotman requests an implementation plan for the transition of all of Glendale’s parks and properties from gas to electric landscaping equipment, now that funding has been allocated, as well as a plan to expand this policy city-wide.

City Council Recap – March 30, 2021

Ascend Analytics’ 100% Clean Energy by 2030 analysis is well received, follow up action requested; Hazard Pay passes; The ordinance for a ban on polystyrene and single use plastics for city sponsored events and city facilities had its first reading and will come back for a vote; the city plans for 5 electric buses and accepts funding for charging infrastructure.

City Council Recap – January 19, 2021

Joel Peterson is appointed to the GWP Commission. Alek Bartrosouf and Jennifer Pinkerton are appointed to the Sustainability Commission. Creating a roadmap to a 100% Clean City Fleet, reviving the CERT program and doing something about graffiti and bulky item dumping is discussed. Urban Beekeeping will be considered by the Sustainability Commission and brought back to Council.

City Council Recap – November 17, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP November 17 2020, 6PM EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) Full Agenda & Meeting Video  Consent Item (pulled): Consent Item 4F: Public Works, re: Contract Award for Weed Control Services. The motion authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a contract with Pest Options, Inc. in the amount of $122,400 annually for a period of three years or $367,200…

City Council Recap – October 27, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP October 27, 2020, 6PM EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) Full Agenda & Meeting Video  Presentations & Reports: Green Business Certification Program Report Integrated Waste Superintendent Etienne Ozorak, offered a brief report on the Green Business Certification Program emphasizing that this was a non-regulatory way for the City to help businesses reduce their water, energy and waste usage with a free…

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…

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…

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…

Glendale City Council Recap – August 19, 2020

ECO-RELATED ITEM NOTES—AUGUST 19, 2020 MEETING Glendale Train Station First/Last Mile Regional Improvements Project: Councilmember Najarian, who is vice-chair on the Metro Board (Metro is providing a large portion of the funding for this project), offered some notes on this item. Our Glendale train station will be providing frequent service from Glendale to LA Union Station as well as north…