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6 pm Regular City Council Meeting



b. Management Services, re: Amendment to Professional Services Agreement with Rincon Consultants, Inc. to include an update of the General Plan Safety Element – REPORT

1. Motion authorizing the City Manager to Amend the Professional Services Agreement with Rincon Consultants, Inc., to include an update of the General Plan Safety Element as part of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan preparation for an additional cost of $135,683, and a revised total not to exceed contact amount of $455,683
2. Resolution of appropriation in the amount of $135,683


a. Management Services, re: Ordinance of the City of Glendale Amending Title 8, Chapter 8.42 of the Glendale Municipal Code, 1995, to Prohibit the use of Polystyrene Products and Single-use Plastics

Ordinance for Introduction


GEC Note: The ordinance is being prepared in two forms. Both include the city-wide polystyrene ban. One ALSO includes the following ban on single-use plastic beverage bottles and aseptic paper packaging for CITY OPERATIONS ONLY (not city-wide):

Item 7A: GEC STRONGLY SUPPORTS THE ADOPTION OF THIS ORDINANCE, Version 8a2 (1—City-Wide Polysytrene Ban and, 2— prohibition of single-use beverage bottles and aseptic packaging for CITY events and facilities only) and appreciates the amendments made to strengthen compliance options.


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: Delayed Vote til next meeting. (Councilmember Asatryan suggested another delay. Councilmember Najarian did not support either part of the ordinance as written. Councilmember Devine was not present; therefore a presumed 2/2 split if voted upon. Small updates being made and will be brought back on 11/14/23.)


b. Public Works, re: Beeline Maintenance Facility Bus Electrification and Parking Deck Design and Management/Owner Representative Services for the Parking Deck and Electrification Infrastructure, Award of Professional Services AgreementsREPORT

1. Motion authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Stantec Architecture Inc., for the Beeline Maintenance Facility Bus Electrification and Parking Deck Design for $1,350,000
2. Motion authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute a Professional Services Agreement with The LeFlore Group, LLC for Project Management/Owner Representative Services for the Glendale Beeline Bus Maintenance Facility Parking Deck and Electrification Infrastructure for $399,862
3. Resolution of appropriation for $1,399,862 for the agreements

Outcome: Passed (Unanimous. Councilmember Devine absent.)




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