City Council Watch – November 16, 2021

This week at City Council: Submission of a Cal Fire grant for 500 Trees for South Glendale, rejection of single bid received for 12K line upgrades and reissue of bid, purchase of two used CNG trash trucks and consideration of 10 month extension on the moratorium on issuance of entitlements or permits for new hotel construction.

City Council Watch – October 19, 2021

This week at City Council, consideration of: an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing policy, RFP to Update the Bicycle Transportation Plan, new “Toter” bins for refuse, recyclables and organic materials, road marking contract, Glendale Recycling Center contract amendment.

City Council Watch – September 21, 2021

This week at City Council: GWP Grayson Repowering Item -RFP for Unit 9 Separation and Demolition & Site Improvements; $45K Artificial Turf & Natural Grass Lifecycle Analysis contract; Adoption of Disposable Foodware Accessories Ordinance; Urban Forestry Report including staff recommendations for action and requests for funding based upon previous council direction to find ways to strategically increase, water and tend Glendale’s Urban Tree Canopy.

City Council Watch – August 10, 2021

This week at City Council: Class II Bikelanes, Creative Crosswalks, Sidewalk Repair, Drought Mandates, Ordinance regulating the use of Disposable Foodware Accessories (motion to prepare an ordinance). ALSO – SAVE THE DATES and LINKS regarding proposed Scholl Canyon Biogas Project and Grayson Repowering Project (including new gas peaker units.)

City Council Recap – July 20, 2021

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.

City Council Watch – July 27, 2021

This week at City Council: Adoption of Ordinance establishing an exclusive 4-zone, franchise system for solid waste collection services of commercial establishments and applicable multi-family establishments. Also, contracts discussion, including resolution establishing franchise zones and franchise fee amounts.

City Council Recap – June 29, 2021

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.