City Council, 6 PM: Item 7A, Ordinance Amending Title 8 of the Glendale Municipal Code, to Add Chapter 8.50 Prohibiting the Use of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers; Item 8A, Fremont Park Renovation Contract (includes artificial turf sports field.)
City Council, 6 PM: Introduction of city-wide ban on gas powered leaf blowers; report on Public Outreach and Education on Organics and Recycling Programs
City Council, 6 PM: Replacement of Gas-Powered Landscape Maintenance Equipment with Zero Emission Battery Powered Equipment for all Park Facilities in the City of Glendale to Achieve Green Zone Certification; North Brand Boulevard Complete Streets Demonstration Project
City Council 6 PM: (Item 8a) Status Update on the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Local Clean Distributed Energy Resources (DER); (Item 8b) EcoMotion Report—Review of Glendale Water & Power Department Public Benefit Charge Programs, Findings and Recommendations
This week at the Sustainability Commission: Selection of 2 Student Ex Officio Members, Organics Recycling Update, Verdugo Wash Visioning Update, Building Electrification and Reach Code Project Update, Climate Action & Adaptation Plan Update
This week at City Council: Flashing beacons (Pedestrian Plan component), Transformative Climate Communities Grant Program, Public Works Purchase of Electric Street Sweeper, Tweaks/Minor Amendments to Downtown Specific Plan
This week at the Sustainability Commission: Developing Building Electrification, Photovoltaic Infrastructure and EV Charging Reach Codes for the City of Glendale; Earth Day 2022 Action Plan; Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Update
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.
Sustainability Director David Jones offered a presentation on the “Race to Zero” campaign.
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