City Council Watch – October 11, 2022

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

SPECIAL City Council Watch – March 1, 2022

This week at City Council: Council considers a proposal from Councilmember Brotman that would move forward with important parts of the Alternative 7 Grayson Repowering project, but delay purchase of the five Warsila gas engines. The motion is to direct staff to look for additional distributed clean energy resources and to work with LA on obtaining additional reserves. The resolution provides direction related to the Alternative 7 schedule, which would delay a decision on the purchase of gas engines, while GWP works to eliminate or reduce the need for them.

Grayson Repowering EIR Narrowly Approved

By a 3-2 vote, Glendale City Council certified the Grayson Repowering FEIR. With another 3-2 vote, they approved the report’s Alternative 7, which includes five new fossil fuel burning engines at an estimated cost of $260 million, along with a battery energy storage system. Council has agreed to consider amending the project approval in two weeks.

If not gas, what?

If not gas, what? We know a lot of folks out there have that question. It is a good question! We all want reliable power. We want that reliable power to be clean. We want that power to not only be reliable, and clean, but also local, so that we have less reliance on importing clean energy through transmission lines.…

Sustainability Commission split on Grayson FEIR

At its meeting February 3, the Sustainability Commission didn’t agree on a recommendation to city council for the Grayson Repowering EIR, with two commissioners questioning GWP’s assumptions, assertion that fossil fuels are needed for reliability, lack of transparency about the Grayson Repowering project’s significant cost impacts to ratepayers or taxpayers.