July 14, 2024 10:10 pm

Recap of Glendale City Council’s June 25, 2024 Meeting

CONSENT ITEMS

4b. Public Works, re: Fiscal Year 2024-25 SB1 Project List for Senate Bill 1 (SB1), the Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017

  • Resolution 24-108: Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2024-25 SB1 Project List Under the Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Brotman

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

4c. Community Services and Parks, re: Amendment Three for FY 2024-25 Los Angeles County Aging and Disabilities baseline funding allocation of $75,000 for the Supportive Services Program

  • Motion to accept $75,000 in baseline funding from the Los Angeles County Aging and Disabilities Department for the Fiscal Year 2024-25 Supportive Services Program. This motion also authorizes the City Manager, or a designee, to execute Amendment Three in the SSP232404 Subaward for the period of July 2024 to July 2025, to accept and implement the funding.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

4d. Community Services and Parks, re: Elderly Nutrition Program Subaward of Grant Funds from Los Angeles County Aging and Disabilities Department for FY 2024-2025 baseline funding allocation of $470,300

  • A motion to authorize the acceptance of $470,300 in baseline funding for the Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP) from the Los Angeles County Aging and Disabilities Department for the Fiscal Year 2024-25. This motion also authorizes the City Manager, or a designee, to execute Subaward ENP242505 for the period of July 2024 to June 2025 to accept and implement the funding.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

  • Resolution 24-107 to appropriate $29,400 in baseline funding for the C1 Congregate Meals Program and $4,900 in baseline funding for the C2 Home Delivered Meals Program.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

4e. Community Development, re: Contract with JB & Associates, LLC. in the amount of $122,810 to conduct and analyze Citywide Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts

  • Motion to authorize a contract with JB & Associates, LLC. for $122,810 for citywide pedestrian and bicycle counts, as required for the development of the Vision Zero Action Plan.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

4f. Public Works, re: Solid Waste Collection Rates Update

  • Motion to note and file the report on the Solid Waste Collection Rates Update.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

4g. Fire Department, re: Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System in the Verdugo Fire Communications Center

  • Motion authorizing the City Manager, or their designee, to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Peraton Inc. for the maintenance of CommandPoint software, with a total amount for FY 2024-25 not to exceed $312,000, budgeted within the Verdugo Fire Communications Fund. Starting in FY 2025-26, the Council authorizes the City Manager, or their designee, to issue amendments to Peraton Inc. for the duration of the software’s use. Future annual costs for software subscriptions, licensing, services, and upgrades will be budgeted annually within the Verdugo Fire Communications Fund and approved by the City Council as part of the citywide budget process.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

4h. Human Resources, re: Agreement between City of Glendale and Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, A Professional Corporation for employee relations matters, negotiation services, and training as required by law

  • Motion to authorize the City Manager to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, A Professional Corporation, for handling employee relations matters, providing required training, and negotiation services. The agreement will be effective for a one-year term with a maximum expenditure of $150,000.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES

7a. Glendale Water & Power, re: Glendale Water and Power (GWP) Electric Revenue Bonds, 2024 Second Series (Najarian, 05/21/2024)

  • Ordinance 6026 authorizes the City of Glendale to issue up to $230,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Electric Revenue Bonds, 2024 Second Series, to be paid from the Electric Works Revenue Fund, and approves related actions.

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Brotman

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

  • Resolution 24-109 authorizes the solicitation of bids for the purchase of Electric Revenue Bonds, 2024 Second Series. It also 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. Additionally, it authorizes the publication of a Notice of Intention to Sell Bonds and the execution and delivery of a final Official Statement, a Tenth Supplement to the Indenture of Trust, a Continuing Disclosure Agreement, and grants authority to award the Bonds.

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Brotman

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

ACTION ITEMS

8a. Information Technology Department, re: Resolution Dispensing with Competitive Bidding and Authorizing a City-wide Low Voltage Cabling Services Agreement Extension

  • Resolution 24-112 waives the requirement for competitive bidding and authorizes the extension of Contract No. 8001996 with Wilsys Communications for voice and data network cabling services. The amendment extends the contract duration by three years until February 15, 2028, and increases the maximum allowable amount by $749,000, resulting in a revised maximum amount of $799,000.

Moved: Brotman
Seconded: Gharpetian

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

8b. Information Technology Department, re: Standardization of Information Technology Infrastructure

  • Resolution 24-113 exempts competitive bidding and designates Cisco Systems, Microsoft, and Palo Alto Networks as the City’s standard Information Technology infrastructure providers. It authorizes the Deputy Director of Finance/Purchasing to procure software, hardware, parts, maintenance, and services related to these manufacturers.

Moved: Gharpetian
Seconded: Najarian

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Gharpetian, Kassakhian, Najarian, Asatryan
Noes: None
Absent: None
Abstain: Brotman (recused)

8c. Finance, re: FY 2024-25 Citywide Budget Adoption (Continued from June 4, 2024 Council Meeting)

  • Resolution 24-114 approves the Fiscal Year 2024-25 City of Glendale Budget.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

  • Resolution 24-115 sets new fees, adjusts existing fees, and updates the Comprehensive Citywide Fee Schedule for FY 2024-25.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

  • Resolution 24-110 sets forth new fees, adjusts existing fees, and modifies fees related to public works, community development, and fire services, permits, and certificates for the fiscal year.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

  • Resolution 24-111 appropriates $10.0 million from the General Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund for the fiscal year 2023-24.

Moved: Kassakhian
Seconded: Najarian

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

8d. Glendale Water and Power, re: Glendale Water and Power Annual Authority for the Purchase or Sale of Energy Commodities and Services

  • Resolution 24-116 approves the annual renewal of authorization for the City Manager or GWP General Manager, or their designee, to enter into contracts for purchasing or selling energy commodities and services. This authorization includes the transfer of initiating and clearing broker services, with a duration not to exceed five years, and dispenses with competitive bidding.

Moved: Brotman
Seconded: Gharpetian

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

8e. City Attorney, re: Appointment of Interim Director of Finance

  • Resolution 24-117 appoints Michele Flynn as Interim Director of Finance in accordance with Government Code Sections 7522.56 and 21221(h), and approves the terms of her employment agreement.

Moved: Gharpetian
Seconded: Kassakhian

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

8f. Public Works, re: Levy of Annual Assessment and Preparation of the Engineer’s Report for Fiscal Year 2024-25 for the North San Fernando Road Corridor Landscape Maintenance District

  • Resolution 24-81 initiates the levy of the annual assessment for Fiscal Year 2024-25 and directs the preparation of the Engineer’s Report.

Moved: Brotman
Seconded: Gharpetian

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

  • Resolution 24-82 preliminarily approves the Engineer’s Report for the fiscal year 2024-25 levy and collection of annual assessments.

Moved: Brotman
Seconded: Gharpetian

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

  • Resolution 24-83 declares the City Council’s intention to levy and collect the annual assessment for fiscal year 2024-25.

Moved: Brotman
Seconded: Gharpetian

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