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…

Glendale City Council Recap – August 19, 2020

ECO-RELATED ITEM NOTES—AUGUST 19, 2020 MEETING Glendale Train Station First/Last Mile Regional Improvements Project: Councilmember Najarian, who is vice-chair on the Metro Board (Metro is providing a large portion of the funding for this project), offered some notes on this item. Our Glendale train station will be providing frequent service from Glendale to LA Union Station as well as north…

City Council Watch – January 26, 2021

(1) Council will consider a request to write a letter opposing the Griffith Park Tram project [UPDATE: Item postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 2], (2) Council will vote on Councilmember Agajanian’s nomination to the Sustainability Commission, Aleen Laura Khanjian, (3) Vote to adopt revisions to Recycling Ordinance

City Council Watch – January 19, 2021

(1) Council will vote on two proposed appointments to the newly formed Sustainability Commission: Alek Bartrosouf (Brotman nomination) and Jennifer Pinkerton (Devine nomination). (2) Council will consider a zone change to allow Backyard Beekeeping in residential areas.

City Council Watch – January 12, 2021

GEC Requests support of an item on this week’s agenda:
Action Item 8A: Management Services, re: Polystyrene and Single-Use Plastic Ban. This is a Motion providing direction to staff to prepare an ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene and single-use plastic products in all City facilities, City-managed concessions, City-sponsored events, and City-permitted events that serve prepared food.