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: SCAQMD Air Quality Update; Potential Ban On The Use of Gas-Powered Landscaping Equipment or Two-Stroke Gas Engines
The City of Glendale’s Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with American Green Zone Alliance, will present a free event from 8 am to 12 pm on Thursday, February 23 behind Glendale City Hall, for independent gardeners and landscape companies to learn about the new CORE voucher incentives to buy electric landscaping equipment and test out equipment!
Spread the word! Small businesses and sole proprietors can purchase discounted zero-emission lawn mowers, blowers and more through funding from the CARB’s Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE). There are $27 million of voucher funds available, but funding will go fast.
City Council has TWO sessions this Tuesday. 3 PM: SCPPA Contract, Slow Streets Program update; 6 PM: Adoption of Extension of Interim Urgency Ordinance No. 5978 Prohibiting Issuance of Entitlement and/or Permits for Hotels in the Downtown Specific Plan Area of the City, City of Glendale Investment Policy, Report Regarding Potential Ban on Gas-Powered Lawn and Landscaping Equipment
Learn about the health and environmental dangers of gas-powered maintenance equipment, how to find a list of green landscapers or transition your landscapers away from gas to electric maintenance equipment, how to find rebates for transitioning to electric powered equipment, and more from American Green Zone Alliance.
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.
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.
The Glendale Environmental Coalition is pleased to partner with the Sierra Club, Verdugo Hills Chapter, to bring you a free four-part educational series to help our community find environmentally-sound solutions for different aspects of both yard care and managing resources. Topics will include composting and organic waste management, strategizing your landscaping choices to resist wildfire, utilizing grey water systems to water your yard, and techniques for eco-friendly landscaping and yard maintenance.
These projects will benefit the entire Glendale Community and leave the City of Glendale in a better position to both mitigate the effects of climate change and reduce our impacts.
Measure S Budget Study Session outcomes include the inclusion of several sustainability related projects.
Congratulations to Glendale’s Parks Department for the certification of eight of our parks to Certified Green Zones! Learn about programs that can help you make the switch from gas to electric landscape equipment too!