Glendale City Council Watch

Eco-Items on the Agenda for Tuesday, September 20, 2022

2 pm Special Public City Council Meeting
Agenda: https://glendaleca.primegov.com/Portal/Meeting?meetingTemplateId=33759

1. Public Works, re: Fleet Electrification Study – REPORT
a. Motion to Note and File the Report and direct staff to implement the Fleet Electrification Plan

2. Community Development, re: Consideration of a Moratorium on New and Conversion of Existing Drive-through Waiting Lanes – REPORT
a. Introduction of Interim Urgency Ordinance Prohibiting Developments with New and Conversion of Existing Drive-through Waiting Lanes City wide
b. Motion Directing Staff to Study and Review Drive-through Waiting Lane Impacts
c. Motion to Note and File report

3. Community Development, re: Al Fresco Dining in Private Parking Lots – REPORT
a. Motion directing staff to conduct study on the conversion of private parking lots to outdoor dining
b. Motion suspending enforcement on existing Al Fresco locations in private parking lots while City conducts study on conversions

6 pm Regular City Council Meeting
Agenda: https://glendaleca.primegov.com/Portal/Meeting?meetingTemplateId=33363

4 Consent

b. Glendale Water and Power, re: Glendale Water and Power (GWP) Power Source Disclosure Report for Calendar Year 2021
1. Motion to Note and File the GWP Power Source Disclosure Report for Calendar Year 2021

c. Public Works, re: Acceptance of Grant Funds for Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) grant from California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)

1, Motion accepting $33,111,826 in Transit and Intercity Rail Program grant funds from the California State Transportation Agency and administered by Caltrans, to electrify the Beeline transit fleet including: purchasing battery electric buses and chargers, designing and constructing a parking deck with a photovoltaic canopy, installing electrification infrastructure, installing shelter and shade structures and e-ink real time bus arrival information at bus stops, installing bus technologies on all Beeline buses including Cal-ITP contactless payment readers, funding an integration study to better connect Beeline services with the new BRT service, Metro and Metrolink/Amtrak services, and creating a Climate Mobility and Safety App to encourage transit ridership.
2. Resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute the Master Agreement, all Award Agreements, and all Program Supplements for State-Funded Transit Projects and any Amendments thereto with the California Department of Transportation

8 Action Items

a. Management Services, re: Appointment to Fill Vacancy on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commission – REPORT
1. Motion appointing an individual to serve as a Glendale representative on the Airport Authority Commission for the remainder of the unexpired term through May 31, 2025
2. Motion directing staff on other options for recruitment and selection of an Airport Authority Commissioner

b. Glendale Water and Power, re: Scholl Canyon Landfill Biogas Renewable Generation Project – REPORT
1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute Amendment No. 1 with Western Energy Systems, a division of Pen Power Group, LLC (WES), for the sale of Power Island Major Equipment (PIME) and services for the Biogas Renewable Generation Project and authorizing the issuance of the Full Notice to Proceed (FNTP) to WES in the not-to- exceed amount of $17,629,194, plus a Ten percent (10%) contingency in the amount of $1,762,919
2. Motion authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) Contract with ACCO Engineered Systems Inc. for the engineering, design and construction of the Biogas Renewable Generation Project at the Scholl Canyon Landfill, in the not-to- exceed amount of $43,637,098, plus a Fifteen percent (15%) contingency in the amount of $6,545,565
3. Resolution of Appropriation

Glendale wants to build a gas-burning, polluting, biogas plant on the Scholl Canyon Landfill.

Many Glendale residents are concerned about the impact of the proposed power plant to the neighborhoods around the landfill, to our whole city, and to the surrounding areas. Opponents have identified several reasons why the power plant will harm our community and should not be built: https://gec.eco/nine-reasons-to-oppose-scholl-biogas-plant/

For example: The landfill is expected to close in three to four years, and power generated from the landfill gas, by GWP’s own admission, will fall off substantially. The Puente Hills landfill plant’s power fell 50% in just five years. The $75,000,000 cost of this gas power plant would be better invested in clean energy with longer life and minimal comparable environmental impact.

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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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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.

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