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Two meetings this week. Special Meeting at 2 pm, Regular Meeting at 6 pm. 6 pm is a huge agenda.

Eco Items on the Agenda
2 pm Special City Council Meeting


Item 3: Public Works, re: Status Update on Glendale-Los Angeles Garden River Bridge Project – REPORT
a. Motion to note and file this report on Glendale-Los Angeles Garden River Bridge Project status

Eco Items on the Agenda
6 pm Regular City Council Meeting



c. Public Works, re: Adoption of Specification and Advertising for Bids for Scholl Canyon Perimeter Fencing Replacement Project REPORT
Resolution adopting Specification No. 3960 for the Scholl Canyon Perimeter Fencing Replacement Project and directing the City Clerk to advertise for bids

d. Public Works, re: Authorization for Submittal of Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalReycle) Application for Payment Programs and Related Authorizations for a Period of Five Years REPORT
Resolution authorizing submittal of CalRecycle grant applications and related authorizations for which the City of Glendale is eligible for five years


a. Management Services, re: Ordinance Amending Glendale Municipal Code, 1995, Title 8 Chapter 8.42 To Prohibit the Use, Distribution and Sale of Polystyrene Products on a Citywide Basis (Continued from 11/07/2023)

Ordinance for Introduction

Resources from Office of Sustainability



Glendale has the opportunity to join more than 130 cities in California in prohibiting the use, distribution and sale of expanded polystyrene (EPS or “foam”) products. EPS is not compostable and is not recycled through curbside recycling programs. It does not biodegrade, poses a risk to wildlife, can easily blow out of open garbage cans and trucks, and can leach harmful chemicals into the environment when landfilled. In addition to the health concerns, it burdens us with street, park, soil, and waterway clean-up and waste management costs. GEC thanks the Office of Sustainability for their work on outreach, education and preparation for the introduction of this ordinance. We applaud Council’s earlier adoption of an ordinance banning EPS at City events and facilities and urge passage of this city-wide ordinance.
In order to reduce single use waste and model zero-waste practices (including with refill stations) GEC supports the additional prohibition on single use plastic beverage bottles and aseptic paper packaging at City sponsored events and City facilities. Examples of other facilities moving away from these forms of single use waste are the Los Angeles Airport (prohibits the sale of single use water bottles) and the San Francisco Airport (prohibits the sale of any beverages, including sodas, teas, and juices in plastic or aseptic paper packaging). More sustainable alternatives are available, such as refill (hydration) stations, of which there are many kinds available to rent or purchase that are touch free, and provide filtered water. Smaller events can simply fill up large, refillable water dispensers with water and ice for guests to fill their refillable bottles, with unlined paper (compostable) cups for those who need them. Single-use recycled aluminum (completely recyclable) and glass containers (completely recyclable) are additional beverage container options, along with beverages in cartons that are accepted into Glendale’s recycling stream.
Outcome: PASSED 3:2 (AYE: Brotman, Devine, Kassakhian,  NO: Asatryan, Najarian)


c. Glendale Water and Power, re: 2023 Electric Rates Cost of Service Analysis (COSA)
Ordinance Establishing Electric Rates for Glendale Water and Power Customers


d. Glendale Water and Power, re: Grayson Repowering Project – Demolition and Site Improvement Contract Contingency Amount Amendment; Balance of Site Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Contract Award, Professional Services Agreement Amendment; and Wartsila North America, Inc. Engineering and Procurement Contract Award

1. Motion authorizing an increase to the contingency amount by $10,000,000 to a new contingency amount of $15,443,747 to the existing Contract No. 8002075 with Silverado Contractors, Inc. (Silverado) for the Grayson Repowering Project.
2. Motion authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute Amendment No. 1 to the existing PSA, Contract No. 8002155, with ARB, Inc. (ARB), increasing the not to exceed amount by $330,000 to a new not to exceed amount of $630,000 and to add the following to the scope of work: 1) develop an indicative construction cost for the Wartsila Power Island, and 2) perform the necessary engineering to support and prepare procurement documents for long lead electrical equipment, and 3) then obtain formal quotations.
3. Resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute an EPC contract with ARB, in the not to exceed amount of $362,700,000 plus a 10% contingency of $36,270,000 to 1) serve as the EPC for the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Power Island, 2) serve as the EPC for the BOS work, 3) integration of the BESS and Wartsila Power Islands into the Utility Operations Center, and 4) construct the Wartsila Power Island.
4. Resolution Amending Resolution 22-189, and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute an EP contract with Wartsila in the not to exceed amount of $108,555,800 plus a 15% contingency of $16,283,370 to provide and deliver the engineering design and equipment for the Wartsila Power Island.
5. Resolution of Appropriations


e. Glendale Water and Power, re: City Owned Solar Development Program – Phase 1 Award of Contracts

1. Motion authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a construction contract with Solar Optimum, Inc., using the Alternative Project Delivery Method for the Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) of Solar PV Systems for a not-to-exceed amount of $9,953,000 with a 15% contingency of $1,492,950 at the following project sites: 1) Sports Complex, 2) Glendale Community College Lot 34, 3) Utility Operations Center, 4) Central Library, and 5) GWP Perkins Building
2. Motion authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a contract with Motive Energy Storage Systems, Inc., using the Alternative Project Delivery Method for the EPC of Solar PV Systems for a not to exceed amount of $151,274 with a 15% contingency of $22,691 for project design and engineering, and environmental analysis under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) at the following project site: 1) Brand Landfill
3. Resolution amending Resolution 23-24, authorizing the General Manager of Glendale Water & Power Department, or his designee, to utilize the Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) Project Delivery Method for the Solar Photovoltaic System at Six Proposed Sites

Outcome: PASSED (Unanimous)




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