Glendale City Council Watch
Eco-Items on the Agenda for 2/15/2022
SUPER ALERT! This is the key meeting for our Grayson campaign! This is a DO NOT MISS meeting! Scroll down to Action Item 8c.
6 pm Regular Meeting
5. CONSENT ITEMS
c. Community Services and Parks, re: Proposed Recreational Trails Program Grant Application for Three New Trails at Brand Park
1.Resolution approving the submission of a Recreational Trails Program Grant application to the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation for the Brand Trail System Expansion Project to build three new trails at Brand Park and authorizing the City Manager or a designee to conduct all negotiations, execute and submit all documents.
8. ACTION ITEMS
a. Public Works, re: California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Notification of Intent to Comply (NOIC) with SB1383 Regulations
1. Resolution authorizing submission of a Notification of Intent to Comply with organic waste reduction requirements of SB1383 , in accordance with SB6
c. Glendale Water and Power, re: Environmental Impact Report for Grayson Repowering Project ACTION ALERT!*
- Resolution certifying the 2022 Final Environmental Impact Report for the Grayson Repowering Project and making findings
- Resolution approving the selection of Alternative 7 (Tesla/ Wartsila Repowering) and adopting a Statement of Overriding Considerations and making findings in support thereof, and adopting a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan
- Resolution approving the selection of Alternative 8 (Tesla/ Unit 8A/8BC Refurbishment) and adopting a Statement of Overriding Considerations and makings findings in support thereof, and adopting a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan
- [Optional] Motion providing direction to staff [to be specified by Council]
GEC HAS RECOMMENDED AGAINST THE 93-101 MW GAS COMPONENT OF THE REPOWERING, AND WE ASK YOU TO DO SO TOO. We recommend moving forward with retiring Units 1-8 and installing the Tesla BESS, but not installing any new gas equipment (either Alternative 7 or Alternative 8). We recommend using the time when demolition is being done to assess and find ways to maximize local clean energy resources and eliminate or reduce the need for any new gas equipment.
Letters, Letters, Letters!
Council has received many letters and emails against new investments in fossil fuels and in support of more clean energy as the Grayson repowering solution, including from members of the GEC Steering Committee, Sierra Club Verdugo Hills Chapter and Glendale Environmental Coalition. There are also 150 hand written comments written by rally participants, which were submitted to the City Clerk on February 10, 2022.
*TAKE ACTION on ITEM 8A: PLEASE EMAIL CITY COUNCIL IN ADVANCE OF THIS MEETING to ask them to maximize CLEAN ENERGY and ELIMINATE/REDUCE the GAS!
We hope all GEC members will submit comments by email to our City Council Members, requesting a project with more clean energy and reduction/elimination in the gas equipment. WE DO NOT NEED the 93 MW OF NEW GAS! We must continue our city’s momentum towards a 100% clean energy future by investing now in that future. We also hope you will tune in to watch this meeting on February 15, as the city can see the number of viewers. You can watch via the MyGlendale YouTube channel.
Call In when the item is up: (818) 937-8100
Email council members in advance:
Mayor Paula Devine: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vrej Agajanian: email@example.com
Dan Brotman: dbrotman@Glendaleca.gov
Ardy Kassakhian: AKassakhian@GlendaleCA.gov
Ara Najarian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note – Scheduling changes can and do occur. We try to keep this post updated if things change, but please consult the city website for official agendas.