Glendale City Council

GEC & SIERRA CLUB Offer Solar Ordinance Concept Paper

GEC was pleased to work with Sierra Club to develop a Solar Ordinance Concept Paper for Glendale City Council and staff consideration. Glendale City Council has voted unanimously 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 battery storage and additional energy efficiency…

GEC Submits Letter RE: City Manager Hiring Process
Current City Manager Yasmin Beers has announced her retirement. The discussions regarding the hiring of a new City Manager are currently going on behind closed doors. GEC has submitted the following letter with our input: Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Subscribe
Arroyo Verdugo Greenway
Verdugo Wash Visioning RFP Issued

The Verdugo Wash Visioning Request for Proposals has been issued! Check out the City of Glendale’s “Verdugo Wash Visioning” page with great information, including a link to the Request for Proposals for “qualified firms with project expertise to assist in developing a high level vision, including but not limited to, conceptual design, programming, and integration of the Verdugo Wash into…

Glendale City Council Recap – September 1, 2020
ECO-RELATED ITEM NOTES—SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 MEETING (6 pm) Meeting Link + Agenda + Report Metro and Metrolink News The LA Metro Board directed its CEO to study a way to make all transit fares on the system free, reported Glendale City Council Member Ara Najarian, who sits on the board and represents the North LA County area. Free fares will…
Arroyo Verdugo Greenway
Glendale City Council Approves Funding for Verdugo Wash Study

THE ARROYO VERDUGO is the region’s main tributary to the Los Angeles River. It carries water from portions of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Verdugo Mountains, and the San Rafael Hills to join the LA River at Griffith Park. It was channelized as the Verdugo Wash over 50 years ago to protect the area from historic flooding. THE VISION is…

Glendale Office of Sustainability

Now Hiring! Glendale’s first Sustainability Officer! GEC thanks the Glendale City Council and City Staff for supporting this new position. In order to be effective, it is our hope that all city contracts and agreements go through an environmental review before execution. It is our further hope that the office have the authority to set goals to which the individual city departments will…

Glendale enters into a 25-year contract with Open Mountain for Geothermal Energy

GEC congratulates Glendale Water & Power on taking another step forward to meet our city’s clean energy goals. Glendale entered into two new contracts for geothermal energy, Whitegrass (3 megawatts annually beginning April, 2020) and Star Peak (12.5 megawatts annually beginning April, 2021). Both projects are located in Nevada. The 25-year contract with Open Mountain Energy will eventually provide the city…

GEC Endorses Dan Brotman, Two Other Candidates for Glendale City Council 

The Glendale Environmental Coalition (GEC) is a grassroots organization that was founded to advocate for a future built on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage, and against the “business as usual” approach that called for a half-billion-dollar expansion of the Grayson Power Plant. Our successful campaign halted Glendale’s plan to invest in what would have been the last new…