Commission Watch – Sustainability Commission – March 3, 2022

This week at the Sustainability Commission: Consideration of Motion Recommending the City Council direct staff to prepare an ordinance regulating the use of single use plastics food service ware, polystyrene food service ware, polystyrene coolers, polystyrene food packaging trays and on premises dining reusable food service ware. Earth Day Planning Update, Climate Action Plan Update

SPECIAL City Council Watch – March 1, 2022

This week at City Council: Council considers a proposal from Councilmember Brotman that would move forward with important parts of the Alternative 7 Grayson Repowering project, but delay purchase of the five Warsila gas engines. The motion is to direct staff to look for additional distributed clean energy resources and to work with LA on obtaining additional reserves. The resolution provides direction related to the Alternative 7 schedule, which would delay a decision on the purchase of gas engines, while GWP works to eliminate or reduce the need for them.

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.