GLENDALE CITY COUNCIL MEETING PREVIEW

STATION FIRE STATUS

The City Council on Tuesday is expected to terminate the city's state of emergency declared when foothill homes were threatened by the rapid-moving Station fire.

On Aug. 29, City Manager Jim Starbird, acting as the city's director of emergency services, made a proclamation of local emergency, which was ratified by the City Council on Sept. 1. As of Saturday, the fire was 84% contained and had burned 160,557 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

WHAT TO EXPECT

While the fire has not yet been completely contained, it no longer threatens homes in or close to the city's boundaries so the council will likely approve the termination.

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HYDROPOWER CONTRACT

The council will consider an ordinance allowing the city to enter into a contract for the Tieton Hydropower Project with Tieton Hydropower LLC under an agreement negotiated by the Southern California Public Power Authority.

Burbank Water and Power, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Glendale Water & Power are all taking equal shares in the power agreement.

Under a 30-year bond life, the city is projected to make $55 million in payments.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The council will likely approve the contract for the project, which as a small hydropower facility will help the city meet dramatically increased renewable energy standards required under proposed California legislation.

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MILLS ACT HOMES

The council will consider placing two residential homes on the city's Register of Historic Resources.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The council will likely approve the Mills Act requests as they have been endorsed by the Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning Department.


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