April 20, 2024 8:37 am

Recap of Glendale City Council’s February 6, 2024 Meeting

In a recent council session, Glendale City Council addressed a variety of key issues impacting the community. From infrastructure projects to policy amendments, the council navigated through a diverse agenda touching on topics such as tree protection, rental rights programs, and the condemnation of ethnic cleansing. With motions, resolutions, and ordinances passed, the decisions made during this session promise to shape the future landscape of Glendale, reflecting the council’s commitment to addressing pressing matters affecting its residents and environment.

CONSENT ITEMS

4b. Glendale Water and Power, re: Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Ascend Analytics, LLC to Assist Glendale Water and Power with the Development of the City of Glendale 2024 Integrated Resource Plan

  1. Motion for authorizing the City Manager, or their delegate, to execute Amendment No. 2 to the ongoing Professional Services Agreement (Contract No. 8002134) with Ascend Analytics, LLC. This amendment seeks to raise the contract value by $40,000, resulting in a new maximum cap of $320,000.

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

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

4c. Public Works, re: Summary Vacation of the First Alley Southwesterly of Riverside Drive, Northwesterly of Allen Avenue (Alley 307) for a Equestrian and Canine Kennel Project; Vacation Case No. 189V

  1. Resolution ordering the vacation of Alley 307, as requested by the property owner of 1900 Riverside Drive. This resolution acknowledges the findings of the Public Works Department, which determined that Alley 307 is not utilized for its intended public purposes.
  2. Resolution adopting Plan No. 12-244

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

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

ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES

7a. Community Development, re: Ordinance Amending Chapter 9.30 – Rental Rights Program (Brotman, 01/30/24)

1. Amendment to Glendale Municipal Code Title 9 for Rental Rights Program: An ordinance modifying Sections 9.30.010, 9.30.020, 9.30.022, 9.30.025, 9.30.030, 9.30.033, and 9.30.035, and introducing Sections 9.30.040 and 9.30.045 Title 9 of the Glendale Municipal Code to address the Rental Rights Program.

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Najarian

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

2. Adjustment of Citywide Fee Resolution for Rental Rights Program Violations: An ordinance revising the city’s fee resolution to include fines and processing fees for violations related to the Rental Rights Program.

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Devine

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

ACTION ITEMS

8a. Public Works, re: Adopts Plans and Specification for the La Crescenta Avenue Rehabilitation Project

1. Resolution 24-22 approves the Plans and Specifications for the La Crescenta Avenue Rehabilitation Project, Specification No. 3829, and instructs the City Clerk to solicit bids through advertising.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Devine

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

8b. City Attorney, re: Procedure for Initiating Review of the City Charter by a Charter Commission or Committee

  1. Motion to instruct staff on establishing a Charter Review Committee.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Asatryan

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

8c. Management Services, re: Condemning the Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide of Armenians in Artsakh

  1. Resolution 24-23 denouncing the ethnic cleansing and genocide perpetrated against the Armenian people of the Republic of Artsakh.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Asatryan

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

HEARINGS

9a. Public Works, re: Introduction of Ordinance for Public and Private Indigenous Tree Protections (Continued from January 30, 2024 Council Meeting)

  1. Proposed ordinance to update standards and enforcement measures for the protection of public and indigenous trees by amending Chapter 12.40 and 12.44 of the Glendale Municipal Code. Introduced by Councilmember Devine.
  2. Proposed ordinance to amend tree-related zoning provisions in Titles 16 and 30 of the Glendale Municipal Code. Introduced by Councilmember Devine.
  3. Proposed ordinance to establish and adjust administrative citation fines in the Citywide Fee Schedule for enforcing ordinances related to public trees and indigenous trees.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Kassakhian

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