This week in view: Eco Items at the Sustainability Commission, GWP Commission, Glendale City Council
This week at City Council: SB 1383, Fireworks and Report on Glendale’s Urban Forest
This week at City Council: Budget Study Session, Measure S Funds, Density Bonus related to Low Income Housing, Elderly Nutrition Program, Recycling Center Contract Amendments, Legislative Update including staff seeking direction re: AB 550 (Chiu) – will Glendale participate in the Speed Safety System Pilot Traffic Program?
This week at City Council: Race to Zero pledging to reach (net)-zero in the 2040s or sooner.
Report will be presented by Sustainability Manager, David Jones
This week at City Council: 3b Senator Portantino’s Legislative Update, CERT Program Overview and Future, Outgoing Mayor’s Comments, Selection of a New Mayor, New Mayor’s Comments, Single Use Plastics Ordinance in City Facilities, Direction on the future of the slow streets program
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.
This week at City Council: Hazard Pay, Mayoral Selection, 100% Clean Energy by 2030 Study; Ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene and single use plastics in the serving of prepared food at certain City managed events and facilities; Electric Bus Charging Infrastructure funding and more.
This week at City Council: Pedestrian Plan, Internet Service for the Parks, Traffic Signals and more.
This week at City Council: Traffic Signals, Fuel Kiosks, Beeline Facility Rooftop Solar, Shared Mobility Contract, contract award for Owner’s Engineering services for solar energy and storage development at City-owned properties, and to study the impact of distributed energy projects on the City’s electrical grid. Also, first meeting of the Sustainability Commission (plus commission agenda and links)
Study Session – Status of Mobility Projects and Programs; 3c Appointment of Board and Commission Member (Kassakhian, 2/16/21) Rondi Werner, Sustainability Commission; 8b Status of the Slow Streets Program and Future Direction of the Program; 8e Glendale Water and Power, re: Progress on Glendale’s Clean Energy Future; 10a Environmental Preferable Purchasing Report
Council unanimously approved the letter from City of Glendale opposing the proposed Griffith Park Tram. Mr. Najarian’s nomination to the Sustainability Commission, Haig Kartounian, was unanimously approved. Mr. Kassakhian nominated Rondi Werner to the Sustainability Commission (final nomination for this commission. If approved, the commission can begin to meet.)
Council voted to have staff draft a letter opposing the Griffith Park Aerial Tram project which they will then review and vote upon. A Metro Board funding increase to the Doran railroad crossing project was discussed and key project highlights announced. There was a request for additional reporting to be included in an Urban Tree Report.
(Item 7b) Vote to adopt revisions to Recycling Ordinance (Item 8a) Council will consider a request to write a letter opposing the Griffith Park Tram project
Council voted in Councilmember Agajanian’s nomination to the Sustainability Commission, Aleen Laura Khanjian. Council voted to adopt revisions to Recycling Ordinance. Local “Skip the Stuff” ordinance proposed.
(1) Council will consider a request to write a letter opposing the Griffith Park Tram project [UPDATE: Item postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 2], (2) Council will vote on Councilmember Agajanian’s nomination to the Sustainability Commission, Aleen Laura Khanjian, (3) Vote to adopt revisions to Recycling Ordinance