April 20, 2024 3:22 pm

Recap of Glendale City Council’s February 13, 2024 Meeting

During the recent meeting, several ordinances and resolutions were addressed by the Public Works and Human Resources departments of the City of Glendale. These included updates to indigenous tree protections, modifications to zoning codes regarding parking lot tree species, and revisions to fee schedules for enforcing tree ordinances. Additionally, the adoption of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the city and the Glendale Firefighters’ Association was approved, along with the establishment of classification titles and compensation for covered employees. Furthermore, a resolution waiving competitive bidding was passed to authorize a contract with MV Transportation, Inc. for managing the city’s Beeline fixed-route and Dial-A-Ride transit services.

ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES

7a. Public Works, re: Adoption of Ordinance for Public and Private Indigenous Tree Protections (Devine, 02/06/24)

1. Ordinance 6022 revises sections of Title 12, Chapters 12.40 and 12.44 of the Glendale Municipal Code from 1995. Its purpose is to update standards and introduce stronger enforcement measures for the protection of public and indigenous trees.

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Najarian

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

2. Ordinance 6023 pertains to the modification of sections 16.12.050, 16.24.050, and 16.24.060 of Title 16, as well as sections 30.26.080, 30.32.160, and 30.47.040 of Title 30 within the Glendale Municipal Code of 1995. This ordinance addresses parking lot tree species and ensures alignment with existing tree ordinances, as part of the Zoning Code Text Amendment Case No. 0003-2022.

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Asatryan

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

3. Ordinance 6024 entails revisions to the Comprehensive Citywide Fee Schedule concerning administrative citation fines for enforcing the City Tree and Indigenous Tree Ordinances. Additionally, it incorporates new violations subject to fines related to the enforcement of these ordinances into the existing Comprehensive Citywide Fee Schedule.

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Najarian

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

ACTION ITEMS

8a. Human Resources, re: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Glendale and Glendale Firefighters’ Association (GFFA) Local 776

1. Resolution 24-24 approves and adopts the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) effective from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2027.

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Kassakhian

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

2. Resolution 24-25 establishes classification titles and compensation for employees covered by the City/GFFA (City/Glendale Firefighters Association) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Kassakhian

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

8b. Public Works, re: Beeline Fixed-Route and Dial-A-Ride Transit Services Contract

1. Resolution 24-26 waives competitive bidding and authorizes the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with MV Transportation, Inc. for operating and maintaining the City’s Beeline fixed-route and Dial-A-Ride transit services. The contract is for a six-year term with two optional two-year extensions. The total contract amount shall not exceed $82,546,667 for the initial term, $115,485,858 if the first extension is exercised, and $150,920,828 if the second extension is exercised.

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Kassakhian

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