SB 1255 (Portantino), which would have offered grants to K-12 Schools to purchase and install dishwashers to reduce waste and waste related costs, was vetoed by Governor Newsom, but hope lives on!
City Council has THREE sessions this Tuesday. 1pm: Scholl Canyon Biogas Facility lawsuit (closed session.) 3 PM: Tropico Transit Oriented District, Hotel Moratorium, REACH CODES. 6 PM: New Commission Member Appointments, Beeline Transit annual Free Fare Days promotion, SCHOLL LANDFILL CLOSURE, Solid Waste Collection Rates (Cost of Service Analysis)
Portantino Dishwasher Bill Inspired by the Glendale Environmental Coalition Headed to the Governor’s Desk!
This week at the Sustainability Commission: Selection of 2 Student Ex Officio Members, Organics Recycling Update, Verdugo Wash Visioning Update, Building Electrification and Reach Code Project Update, Climate Action & Adaptation Plan Update
The City of Glendale’s Organics Recycling Program has officially begun! Read our post to learn more, get some questions answered and consider the various other ways you can most sustainably manage your organic waste.
This week at City Council: Single Use Plastic Prohibition Expansion, and Polystyrene prohibition; Amendment to the City of Glendale Building Code to Require All Electric Design, Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic, and Higher Energy Performance for New Construction
This week at City Council: GWP’s Appeal of Planning Commission’s denial of Conditional Use Permit and Special Recreation Review regarding a proposed SCHOLL BIOGAS PROJECT, Traffic Signal Modifications, and Emergency ordinance extension of ordinance prohibiting issuance of entitlements and/or permits for hotels.
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.
This week at City Council, Edible Food Recovery Services contract, Feasibility of Dog Parks, Senate Bill 9 and Preservation & Reuse of Rockhaven Sanitarium.
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.
This week at the Planning Commission: Consideration of a resolution certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report for a 12 MW energy facility at the Scholl Canyon Landfill, that would utilize a mix of landfill methane and gas. Consideration of a Motion approving the Conditional Use Permit and Special Recreation Review
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.
This week at City Council: Introduction of Franchise Hauling Ordinance, West Glendale Sustainable Transportation and Land Use Study