City Council Recap – August 16, 2022

Clean Energy Resolution Passes; Council Votes 4–1 to Take Next Steps on Grayson Repowering with 3 Engines

City Council pauses gas plant project after public calls for clean energy

The Glendale City Council voted unanimously on March 1, 2022, to revise its prior 3-2 vote from February 15, when it approved a $260 million purchase of gas generation equipment. The new vote defers the decision on purchasing the gas equipment until the end of 2022 so that clean energy and other alternatives can be explored.

Urgent Public Message

Council will consider Councilmember Brotman’s motion at their next meeting, March 1. This is our LAST CHANCE to insist that Glendale commit to a clean energy agenda starting now.

Grayson Repowering EIR Narrowly Approved

By a 3-2 vote, Glendale City Council certified the Grayson Repowering FEIR. With another 3-2 vote, they approved the report’s Alternative 7, which includes five new fossil fuel burning engines at an estimated cost of $260 million, along with a battery energy storage system. Council has agreed to consider amending the project approval in two weeks.

City Council Recap – July 20, 2021

Glendale City Council votes unanimously to move forward with Glendale joining the Race to Zero campaign. Council members raise various subjects including increasing EV charging in Glendale, potential city support for a state-wide ban on gas-powered landscaping equipment, and a potential ordinance to prevent excessive light pollution.

City Council Recap – June 29, 2021

Glendale City Council votes unanimously to move forward with an ordinance change to allowing backyard beekeeping in residential zones, Councilmember Najarian introduces the Metro Micro service and Councilmember Brotman requests an implementation plan for the transition of all of Glendale’s parks and properties from gas to electric landscaping equipment, now that funding has been allocated, as well as a plan to expand this policy city-wide.

City Council Recap – April 27, 2021

Sustainability Director David Jones offered a presentation on the “Race to Zero” campaign.

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 – February 16, 2021

Council unanimously approved the letter from City of Glendale opposing the proposed Griffith Park Tram. Mr. Najarian’s nomination to the Sustainability Commission, Haig Kartounian, was unanimously approved. Mr. Kassakhian nominated Rondi Werner to the Sustainability Commission (final nomination for this commission. If approved, the commission can begin to meet.)

City Council Recap – February 2, 2021

Council voted to have staff draft a letter opposing the Griffith Park Aerial Tram project which they will then review and vote upon. A Metro Board funding increase to the Doran railroad crossing project was discussed and key project highlights announced. There was a request for additional reporting to be included in an Urban Tree Report.

City Council Watch – September 13, 2022

City Council has THREE sessions this Tuesday. 1pm: Scholl Canyon Biogas Facility lawsuit (closed session.) 3 PM: Tropico Transit Oriented District, Hotel Moratorium, REACH CODES. 6 PM: New Commission Member Appointments, Beeline Transit annual Free Fare Days promotion, SCHOLL LANDFILL CLOSURE, Solid Waste Collection Rates (Cost of Service Analysis)