City Council Recap – March 30, 2021

Ascend Analytics’ 100% Clean Energy by 2030 analysis is well received, follow up action requested; Hazard Pay passes; The ordinance for a ban on polystyrene and single use plastics for city sponsored events and city facilities had its first reading and will come back for a vote; the city plans for 5 electric buses and accepts funding for charging infrastructure.

City Council Recap – January 19, 2021

Joel Peterson is appointed to the GWP Commission. Alek Bartrosouf and Jennifer Pinkerton are appointed to the Sustainability Commission. Creating a roadmap to a 100% Clean City Fleet, reviving the CERT program and doing something about graffiti and bulky item dumping is discussed. Urban Beekeeping will be considered by the Sustainability Commission and brought back to Council.

City Council Recap – January 12, 2021

City Council approves motion requesting staff to prepare an ordinance prohibiting use of Polystyrene and Single Use Plastics at City Facilities and City Events and council members make first two nominations to Sustainability Commission.

City Council Recap – November 17, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP November 17 2020, 6PM EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) Full Agenda & Meeting Video  Consent Item (pulled): Consent Item 4F: Public Works, re: Contract Award for Weed Control Services. The motion authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a contract with Pest Options, Inc. in the amount of $122,400 annually for a period of three years or $367,200…

City Council Recap – October 27, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP October 27, 2020, 6PM EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) Full Agenda & Meeting Video  Presentations & Reports: Green Business Certification Program Report Integrated Waste Superintendent Etienne Ozorak, offered a brief report on the Green Business Certification Program emphasizing that this was a non-regulatory way for the City to help businesses reduce their water, energy and waste usage with a free…

City Council Recap – October 20, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP October 20, 2020, 6PM EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) Full Agenda & Meeting Video  Staff Comments: Devine mentioned that the council received a text from Assembly member Quirk in support of the council’s decision regarding the Mylar balloons. Brotman acknowledged the clean energy program approvals and requested further exploration on five topics: Evaluating solar within the commercial sector, including…

City Council Recap – October 13, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP Glendale City Council Meeting, 6PM, October 13, 2020 Full Agenda / Full Meeting Video EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) We are very excited to update you regarding this particular Glendale City Council meeting. The outcome of this meeting presented a real victory for our city’s clean energy future, and we want to thank all of you who emailed…

City Council Recap – September 29, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP Special Meeting, 6PM, September 29, 2020 Full Agenda / Full Meeting Video EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) Please see agenda and full video for additional items discussed. 1: In staff comments – Council Member Devine praised GWP and the City of Glendale for joining the LA Clean Tech Incubator’s “Transportation Electrification Partnership” as part of the Advisory Group…

City Council Recap – September 22, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP Special Meeting, 2PM, September 22, 2020 COMMERCIAL SOLAR MOTION MOVES FORWARD! City Council unanimously voted today to direct staff to explore hiring a consultant team to determine the feasibility of adopting a commercial solar PV requirement, and looking at a range of “reach codes” to include building electrification, battery storage and additional energy efficiency including cool roofs to make our buildings more energy efficient and reduce green house…

Glendale City Council Recap – September 1, 2020

ECO-RELATED ITEM NOTES—SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 MEETING (6 pm) Meeting Link + Agenda + Report Metro and Metrolink News The LA Metro Board directed its CEO to study a way to make all transit fares on the system free, reported Glendale City Council Member Ara Najarian, who sits on the board and represents the North LA County area. Free fares will…

City Council Watch – April 6, 2021

This week at City Council: 3b Senator Portantino’s Legislative Update, CERT Program Overview and Future, Outgoing Mayor’s Comments, Selection of a New Mayor, New Mayor’s Comments, Single Use Plastics Ordinance in City Facilities, Direction on the future of the slow streets program

City Council Recap – March 30, 2021

Ascend Analytics’ 100% Clean Energy by 2030 analysis is well received, follow up action requested; Hazard Pay passes; The ordinance for a ban on polystyrene and single use plastics for city sponsored events and city facilities had its first reading and will come back for a vote; the city plans for 5 electric buses and accepts funding for charging infrastructure.

City Council Watch – March 30, 2021

This week at City Council: Hazard Pay, Mayoral Selection, 100% Clean Energy by 2030 Study; Ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene and single use plastics in the serving of prepared food at certain City managed events and facilities; Electric Bus Charging Infrastructure funding and more.

City Council & Sustainability Commission Watch – March 9 & 11, 2021

This week at City Council: Traffic Signals, Fuel Kiosks, Beeline Facility Rooftop Solar, Shared Mobility Contract, contract award for Owner’s Engineering services for solar energy and storage development at City-owned properties, and to study the impact of distributed energy projects on the City’s electrical grid. Also, first meeting of the Sustainability Commission (plus commission agenda and links)

City Council Watch – March 2, 2021

Study Session – Status of Mobility Projects and Programs; 3c Appointment of Board and Commission Member (Kassakhian, 2/16/21) Rondi Werner, Sustainability Commission; 8b Status of the Slow Streets Program and Future Direction of the Program; 8e Glendale Water and Power, re: Progress on Glendale’s Clean Energy Future; 10a Environmental Preferable Purchasing Report