February 23, 2024 3:15 pm

Highlights from the December 12 Glendale City Council Meeting

In the latest Glendale City Council meeting held on December 12, 2023, a series of crucial consent and action items were deliberated and voted upon. Key decisions included accepting a substantial grant for the Early Care & Education Registered Apprenticeship program, securing $20,000 in funding for the Elderly Nutrition Program, and approving a construction contract for the North Brand Boulevard Complete Streets Demonstration Project. Resolutions were also passed regarding a Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund grant for battery-electric buses and the re-advertising of Industrial Pump Maintenance and Repair Services. The meeting concluded with a pivotal action item modifying the 2024 Integrated Resource Plan to prioritize high local resources and accelerated electrification.

CONSENT ITEMS

4b. Community Services and Parks, re: State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards, State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity, and Innovation Grant in the amount of $1,408,000 from May 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025 to continue the expansion of Early Care & Education Registered Apprenticeship program

1. The contract amendment adjusts the project start date from July 1, 2022, to May 1, 2023, and supplements the initial $592,000 award with an additional $1,408,000, bringing the total VWDB award to $2,000,000. The ECEPTS contract sees an increase of $1,267,200 from the initially approved $532,800, resulting in a total contract not to exceed $1,800,000.

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Kassakhian, Najarian, Brotman
Noes: None
Absent: None
Abstain: None

2. Resolution 23-155: Allocating $1,408,000 from the State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity, and Innovation Grant (SAEEI) to the Division of Apprenticeship Standards.

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Kassakhian, Najarian, Brotman
Noes: None
Absent: None
Abstain: None

4c. Community Services and Parks, re: Amendment Twelve for FY 2023-2024 Los Angeles County Aging and Disabilities Department, California Department of Aging (CDA), American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding allocation of $20,000 for Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP)

1. Motion to approve the reception of $20,000 in CDA ARPA funding from the Los Angeles County Aging and Disabilities Department for the Elderly Nutrition Program in the fiscal year 2023-2024. Authorize the City Manager or a representative to execute Amendment Twelve to the ENP202106 Subaward, covering the period from July 2020 to June 2024, for the acceptance and implementation of the funding.

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Kassakhian, Najarian, Brotman
Noes: None
Absent: None
Abstain: None

2. Resolution 23-192 of Appropriation to appropriate $20,000

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Kassakhian, Najarian, Brotman
Noes: None
Absent: None
Abstain: None

4d. Public Works, re: Award of Construction Contract for North Brand Boulevard Complete Streets Demonstration Project

1. Motion to grant a construction contract to Sterndahl Enterprises, LLC, totaling $842,380. Approve a 10 percent contract contingency, amounting to $84,238, and authorize the City Manager or a representative to execute the contract.

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Kassakhian, Najarian, Brotman
Noes: None
Absent: None
Abstain: None

2. Resolution 23-193: Allocating $926,618 for the North Brand Boulevard Complete Streets Demonstration Project.

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Kassakhian, Najarian, Brotman
Noes: None
Absent: None
Abstain: None

4e. Public Works, re: Resolution to Accept the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund grant for three battery-electric buses

1. Resolution 23-194: Authorizing the submission of a Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Funding application for Beeline buses replacement. Additionally, approving the signing of certificates and assurances related to applications for the zero-emission transit, school, and shuttle bus project.

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Kassakhian, Najarian, Brotman
Noes: None
Absent: None
Abstain: None

4f. Public Works, re: Re-Advertising for Industrial Pump Maintenance and Repair Services

1. Resolution 23-195: Embracing Specification No. 3963R for Industrial Pump Maintenance and Repair Services and instructing the City Clerk to solicit bids through advertising.

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Kassakhian, Najarian, Brotman
Noes: None
Absent: None
Abstain: None

ACTION ITEMS

8a. Glendale Water and Power, re: 2024 Integrated Resource Plan

1. Resolution Approving the 2024 Glendale Water and Power Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to meet the stipulations of California Senate Bill (SB) 350.

  • Motion to modify the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to align with Scenario 4, emphasizing high local resources and accelerated electrification by 2035. This scenario prioritizes both customer-sited and utility-scale local resources, aiming to fulfill the City Council’s clean energy objectives, including achieving 100% clean energy by 2035, having 10% of customers with solar by 2027, implementing reach code, and incorporating 100 MW of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Asatryan

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Kassakhian, Brotman
Noes: Devine, Najarian
Absent: None
Abstain: None