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.
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.
This week in view: Eco Items at the Sustainability Commission, GWP Commission, Glendale City Council
This week at City Council: SB 1383, Fireworks and Report on Glendale’s Urban Forest
Council voted to have staff draft a letter opposing the Griffith Park Aerial Tram project which they will then review and vote upon. A Metro Board funding increase to the Doran railroad crossing project was discussed and key project highlights announced. There was a request for additional reporting to be included in an Urban Tree Report.
(Item 7b) Vote to adopt revisions to Recycling Ordinance (Item 8a) Council will consider a request to write a letter opposing the Griffith Park Tram project
Council voted in Councilmember Agajanian’s nomination to the Sustainability Commission, Aleen Laura Khanjian. Council voted to adopt revisions to Recycling Ordinance. Local “Skip the Stuff” ordinance proposed.
(1) Council will consider a request to write a letter opposing the Griffith Park Tram project [UPDATE: Item postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 2], (2) Council will vote on Councilmember Agajanian’s nomination to the Sustainability Commission, Aleen Laura Khanjian, (3) Vote to adopt revisions to Recycling Ordinance
GEC’s comment letter was quoted extensively at council. Council voted unanimously to move forward with drafting an ordinance.
GEC Requests support of an item on this week’s agenda:
Action Item 8A: Management Services, re: Polystyrene and Single-Use Plastic Ban. This is a Motion providing direction to staff to prepare an ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene and single-use plastic products in all City facilities, City-managed concessions, City-sponsored events, and City-permitted events that serve prepared food.