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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WHAT HAPPENED The City Council...

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

WHAT HAPPENED

The City Council authorized the acceptance and appropriation of

state emergency preparedness equipment funds.

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WHAT IT MEANS

City Manager Mary Alvord can now accept $21,184 in equipment grant

funds for the fire department. The 2003-04 budget would be amended to

account for the money. The purpose of the grant, according to a city

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staff report, is to purchase equipment, support planning efforts and

conduct training exercises to enhance emergency responses to

hazardous materials incidents and terrorism.

VOTE

The City Council voted 4-0 in favor, with Councilman Todd Campbell

absent.

GAS ELECTRIC PLANT

WHAT HAPPENED

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The council approved a Burbank Water & Power landfill electric

generation project.

WHAT IT MEANS

The project will provide a 250-kilowatt expansion to the existing

300-kilowatt Burbank Landfill Gas Electric Generation Project. The

expansion will cost $1.1 million. The California Energy Commission

will contribute $450,000 to BWP’s $650,000 cost.

VOTE

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The council voted 4-0 in favor of the project.

TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE

WHAT HAPPENED

Glendale City Councilman Bob Yousefian, the area’s representative

to the Southern California Assn. of Governments, gave an update to

the council on the association’s Regional Transportation Plan.

WHAT IT MEANS

Yousefian talked about the association’s development of a

transportation plan for the region and how increasing population,

more jobs and traffic, and the potential for airport expansion will

affect the demand for expanded public transportation programs. He

talked about how increased rail capacity and other forms of mass

transit are part of the 20-year regional plan. The plan is scheduled

to be adopted next year.

VOTE

No vote was needed.


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