February 23, 2024 3:33 pm

Quick Overview of Glendale City Council’s January 9 Meeting

Glendale California РCity council recently discussed a number of important topics, from waste management procedures to funding for public transportation. Among the notable decisions included the approval of motions to purchase Dial-A-Ride vehicles, the approval of a substantial grant for the Public Librarian Diversity Residency Program, and the endorsement of the issuing of electric revenue bonds. The council also reached significant agreements, including the approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 18 and amendments to municipal codes for enhanced waste management compliance.

CONSENT ITEMS

4b. Public Works, re: Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Grant Funding for Dial-A-Ride Vehicles and Service

1. Motion granting the City Manager, or a representative, the authority to finalize agreements and documentation concerning the FTA Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Grant funding awards. This motion also covers the acquisition of six replacement Dial-A-Ride minivans and the initiation of the on-demand pilot program for Dial-A-Ride operations.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Kassakhian

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

2. Resolution appropriating FTA Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Grant funds, City Measure R Local Return, and Transit Utility matching funds for the procurement of Dial-A-Ride vehicles and services.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Kassakhian

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

4c. Libraries, Arts, and Culture, re: Acceptance of grant funds for Public Librarian Diversity Residency Program from the California State Library

1. Motion: Accepting a $100,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the California State Library to sustain two Librarian positions in the GLAC Public Librarian Diversity Residency Program. Authorizing the City Manager or a designee to execute necessary agreements.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Kassakhian

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

2. Resolution: Allocating $28,619 from the Library Fund and $100,000 from the LSTA grant for the mentioned Librarian positions and associated initiatives.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Kassakhian

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

ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES

7a. Glendale Water and Power, re: Ordinance 6018 authorizing the issuance by the City of not to exceed $230,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the City of Glendale Electric Revenue Bonds 2024 Series, and $70,000,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of City of Glendale Electric Revenue Bonds, 2024 Refunding Series, Payable out of the Electric Works Revenue Fund, and approving certain other actions in connection therewith (Devine, 12/19/23)

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

1. Resolution 24-04 grants authorization for soliciting bids for the acquisition of Electric Revenue Bonds, specifically the 2024 Series and 2024 Refunding Series, on behalf of the City of Glendale. The resolution approves the issuance of a Notice of Intention to Sell Bonds, a Preliminary Official Statement (POS), a Notice Inviting Bids, and an Official Bid Form. It further authorizes the publication of a Notice of Intention to Sell Bonds, along with the execution and delivery of a final Official Statement, an Eighth Supplement to the Indenture of Trust, a Ninth Supplement to the Indenture of Trust, a Continuing Disclosure Agreement, and an Escrow Agreement. Additionally, the resolution authorizes the award of the Bonds.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

2. Resolution 24-05 of Appropriation

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

ACTION ITEMS

8a. Human Resources, re: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) LOCAL 18

  • Since January 2023, the City has been actively negotiating with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)/Local 18 Union to finalize a successor Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which is crucial for Glendale Water & Power field employees, defines wages, hours, terms, and employment conditions. The previous MOU expired on July 31, 2023, and after an eleven-month negotiation period, both parties have successfully reached a new agreement. The MOU impacts 110 current employees and 39 open positions, totaling 149 represented positions.

1. Resolution 24-06 Endorsing and Implementing the MOU Effective August 1, 2023, and Concluding on July 31, 2027.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Asatryan

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

2. Resolution 24-07 Establishing Classification Titles and Compensation for Employees Under the City/IBEW MOU

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Asatryan

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

8b. Public Works, re: Ordinance for Introduction to amend Glendale Municipal Code Chapters Related to Refuse, Yard Trimmings and Recyclable Material Collection and Disposal and Solid Waste Disposal

  1. Proposed Ordinance by Kassakhian: Introducing amendments to Chapter 8.44 and 8.56 of the Glendale Municipal Code to comply with state-mandated refuse diversion and organics management requirements.
  2. Resolution 24-08: Updating citations and fines in the Citywide Fee Schedule to enhance enforcement of waste management protocols.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Asatryan

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

HEARINGS

9a. Public Works, re: Introduction of Ordinance for Public and Private Indigenous Tree Protections (to be continued to January 30, 2024)

  • Motion to reschedule the item for the meeting on January 30, 2024.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Asatryan

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