GEC’s letter included three follow up asks: (1) motion to commit to achieving 100% clean energy by 2035; (2) annual updates assessing our progress toward 100% clean energy; (3) new RFPs for a commercial solar program and other local distributed energy resources
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: 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
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 approves motion requesting staff to prepare an ordinance prohibiting use of Polystyrene and Single Use Plastics at City Facilities and City Events and council members make first two nominations to Sustainability Commission.
GEC’s comment letter was quoted extensively at council. Council voted unanimously to move forward with drafting an ordinance.
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, 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, 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…
Franklin Energy’s Residential and Commercial Demand Response program & Lime Energy’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Program move forward. Sunrun’s Virtual Power Plant moves into final negotiations and could be the largest single-family and multi-family residential Virtual Power Plant of its kind in the nation!
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…