3 pm Special Public City Council Meeting
Agenda/View: https://glendaleca.primegov.com/Portal/Meeting?meetingTemplateId=33897

1. Glendale Water and Power, re: Renewal Agreement for the Acquisition of Capacity and a Renewal Transmission Service Contract with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for Southern Transmission System (STS) – REPORT

a. Motion authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute the Renewal Agreement for the Acquisition of Capacity in STS; and any ancillary documents, including certificates, letters, and notices to administer and effectuate the implementation of the Agreement
b. Motion authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute the Renewal Transmission Service Contract for STS, and any ancillary documents, including certificates, letters, and notices to administer and effectuate the implementation of the Contract

2. Public Works, re: Slow Streets Program Update REPORT

a. Motion authorizing the use of styrene sign material for new slow street sign installations within the roadway, including back-to-back sign mountings and modified placement of slow street signs to allow for truck turns for the Glendale Slow Streets Program

6 pm Regular City Council Meeting
Agenda/Watch: https://glendaleca.primegov.com/Portal/Meeting?meetingTemplateId=33809

7. ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES

a. Community Development, re: 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 (Brotman, 09/27/22) – REPORT

8. ACTION ITEMS

b. City Treasurer, re: City of Glendale Investment Policy
Resolution adopting the City Investment Policy for Fiscal Year 2022-2023

This policy has not changed from last fiscal year’s and includes the following:

d. Glendale Water and Power, re: Grayson Power Plant (GPP) Unit 9 Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) Replacement Project
Resolution authorizing an alternative procurement method, dispensing with competitive bidding and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to negotiate and execute a design-build contract with Cemtek Environmental Inc. dba CEMTEK KVB-Enertec (CEMTEK) for the GPP Unit 9 CEMS Replacement Project in an amount not to exceed $530,000
Resolution of Appropriation – REPORT

e. Management Services, re: Report Regarding Potential Ban on Gas-Powered Lawn and Landscaping EquipmentREPORT
Motion to Note and File report of a ban on gas-powered lawn and landscaping equipment
Motion providing direction regarding next steps on Consideration of ban on gas-powered lawn and landscaping equipment

GEC supports a city-wide ban on gas powered leaf blowers.

In addition to the many health impacts from gas-powered landscaping equipment to the workers who use them (including lung cancer, heart disease, strokes, asthma and other respiratory ailments from inhaling particulate matter), they create significant noise pollution and air pollution impacts for our local communities and have significant regional impacts:

“Today, operating the best-selling gas-powered commercial leaf blower for one hour emits air pollutants comparable to driving a 2017 Toyota Camry from Los Angeles to Denver. Smog-forming emissions from small engines will surpass those from passenger vehicles this year. We must look beyond transportation if we are to achieve the emissions reductions needed to fight climate change and improve air quality and health in our communities.” – Assemblyman Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), March 2021

Learn more & Advocate!
Learn more about Glendale’s transition to electric landscaping equipment for city-owned properties and parks here. There are many resources here to research this issue. Read a short article on this issue from the Sierra Club here. Pasadena banned gas powered leaf blowers earlier this year. Please consider emailing City Council before this Tuesday’s 6 PM special meeting to show your support for a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers.

Want to comment on an agenda item?
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Email council members in advance:
Mayor Ardy Kassakhian: AKassakhian@GlendaleCA.gov
Elen Asatryan: EAsatryan@glendaleca.gov
Dan Brotman: DBrotman@Glendaleca.gov
Paula Devine: PDevine@glendaleca.gov
Ara Najarian: ANajarian@glendaleca.gov
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