February 23, 2024 3:32 pm

Quick Recap: Glendale’s December 5 Council Meeting

In a recent City Council session, Glendale made significant strides. From approving plans for a slope repair project to updating police technology with Axon Enterprise Inc., the Council focused on practical decisions. Community engagement, potential ballot measures, and considerations for the historic Wyman House added a touch of local relevance to the agenda.

CONSENT ITEMS

4b. Glendale Water and Power, re: Adoption of Plans and Specification for the Park Manor Slope Repair and Debris Mitigation Project

  • The Glendale Water and Power (GWP) has formally urged the City Council to greenlight the adoption of project specifications and plans, giving the green light to proceed with advertising for bids. The proposed project aims to enhance the upkeep of the reservoir’s surrounding maintenance path, a high-traffic area regularly accessed by GWP crews.

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

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

ACTION ITEMS

8a. Police Department, re: Police Department Brand Standardization with procurement provided by Axon Enterprise Inc., hardware, and software upgrades to include In-Car Video systems, Body Worn Cameras, Drones, Interview room cameras and technology to support the Real Time Intelligence Center

  • The Police Department is currently utilizing hardware and software from Axon Enterprise Inc., including In-Car video, Body Worn Cameras, Drones, Tasers, and Evidence.com, to enhance real-time surveillance capabilities for more efficient resource deployment and crime resolution. Resolution 23-187 officially adopts Axon’s comprehensive systems as the standard for the City’s PD, bypassing competitive bidding and authorizing the City Manager to procure associated hardware, software, and services for streamlined operational efficiency.

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Kassakhian

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

  • Resolution 23-188 of Appropriation

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Kassakhian

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

8b. City Manager, re: Direction on the Formation of Human Relations Coalition

  • On June 13, 2023, the City Council made a formal request for a report concerning the establishment of a Human Relations Coalition with the objective of promoting community cohesion. Extensive research by the staff delved into the City’s past human relations initiatives and gathered insights from neighboring agencies, culminating in a report organized into three key sections: Part I detailing the History of Glendale Human Relations Efforts, Part II presenting findings from Surrounding Agencies Research, and Part III offering Options for Glendale’s consideration.
  1. Motion to Note and File Report
  2. Motion Directing Staff

Staff was directed to engage with faith-based community organizations for increased community representation, and establish a volunteer-based coalition of community members. This directive received unanimous agreement.

8c. City Attorney, re: Discussion of Potential Ballot Measures Amending City Charter

  • Resolution 23-190 Initiating Solicitation of Arguments Supporting and Opposing Ballot Measures

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

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

  • Alternate Resolution 23-189 Authorizing the Inclusion of a Ballot Measure on Amending the City of Glendale’s Charter to Empower the Council in Prescribing Standards and Procedures for Awarding City Contracts

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

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

8d. Community Services and Parks, re: Dog Park Feasibility Study

  • Motion instructing staff to prioritize the Garfield location, establish a temporary dog park in Palmer Park, and consistently explore potential alternative locations.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Devine

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

HEARINGS

9a. Community Development, re: 1326 N. Maryland Avenue: Consideration of Glendale Register Nomination and Request for a Mills Act Historic Property Contract

  • Resolution 23-191 Designating the residential property at 1326 N. Maryland Avenue, recognized as the Wyman House, as a historic resource on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources. Additionally, authorizing the City Manager to engage in a Mills Act Historical Property Contract with the property owner.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Kassakhian

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