A full environmental impact review has begun for the proposed biogas power plant on Scholl Canyon Landfill (Biogas Renewable Generation Project). The Glendale City Council contracted Stantec (once again) to conduct the study. There will be two times during the almost year-long process where public comments are solicited.
On Wednesday, March 21st at 5:00 PM, the Glendale Planning Commission will be hearing oral comments and will be voting whether to approve the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Biogas Renewable Generation Project (Power Plant) at the Scholl Canyon Landfill. Meeting location is 633 E. Broadway, Room 105, in Glendale.
What this means is the City is trying to fast track the installation of a new power generating system on top of our landfill without a full and proper analysis of environmental hazards. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) would more fully examine these hazards and would also provide alternatives solutions. GOCHA is calling for a full EIR report. Be advised that if this MND is approved on Wednesday, the power plant will be built on the landfill.
It is important that we get a big turnout for this very important meeting. We need the city to hear us.
Please see attached flyer and plan to attend this important meeting regarding a power plant that would affect all of us in the canyon as well as in surrounding areas.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:00 pm
Municipal Services Building 633 E. Broadway Room 105
The biggest issue before the City of Glendale right now is what to do about the Grayson Power Plant. Glendale Water & Power (GWP) has developed a proposal to replace the old gas-fired Grayson Power Plant with a shiny new gas- fired Grayson Power Plant. This proposal is called the “Grayson Repowering Project.” The estimated cost is $500 million…
There will be a Glendale City Council Candidates Forum sponsored by GOCHA and Verdugo Woodlands HOA. Join us as we hear where the candidates stand on the Scholl Canyon Landfill and Proposed Power Plant.
Glendale City Council Candidates Forum
Saturday, March 25 7:00 PM
First Congressional Church 2001 Canada Blvd. Glendale, CA 91208
The Glenoaks Canyon Home Owners Association is having its annual meeting on Wednesday September 16 at 7:30pm in the Joe Bridges Clubhouse at Glenoaks Park.
This year's guest speaker is Glendale's Mayor, Ara Najarian.
Please join GOCHA and your neighbors at this once a year event. It's a good time to catch up and discuss important issues pertaining to our canyon.
GOCHA ANNUAL MEETING Wednesday, September 16, 2015 7:30-9:00pm Joe Bridges Clubhouse
The Glendale City Council will meet Tuesday evening to consider large increases to our electricity rates. According to the GWP, these rate hikes are necessary to keep the utility from going insolvent by 2017. Opponents to the rate hikes site that if the utility kept all the money collected by customers rather than giving millions to the general fund, these hikes would not be necessary. The proposal would begin with an average jump of 8% this year, followed by further increases of 7%, 5%, 2% and 2% in subsequent consecutive years. The rate increases would be compounded on top of each other. Since the City Council will be meeting the same night that many residents will be participating in the National Night Out, please email the city council voicing your opinion on these large increases.
Email the city council today: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to read this story in the [Glendale News Press].
On March 27th, the City Council passed the Glendale Bicycle Safety Plan. This affects our canyon in that as part of the street resurfacing project [see: Glenoaks Blvd. Rehabilitation Meeting Notes] the city will be painting bike lanes and sharrows markers in the canyon upon completion of resurfacing. Below is a summary of what this means for our canyon.
Here is what the plan proposes:
From Chevy Chase to Mt. Carmel
Current 46' wide 2 lanes with on-street parking
Proposed 46' wide 2 lanes with on-street parking 6' bike lanes 7' wide parking lanes 10' wide travel lanes
From Mt. Carmel to Scholl Dr.
Current 46' wide 2 lanes with on-street parking 9.5' center turn lane 8' parking lanes 10' 3" travel lanes
Proposed 46' wide 2 lanes with on-street parking Remove center turn lane 7' parking lanes 6' bike lanes 10' travel lanes
From Scholl Dr. to Scholl Canyon Park Entrance
Current 40' wide 2 lanes with on-street parking 4' center painted median 7' parking lanes 11' driving lanes
Proposed 40' wide 2 lanes with on-street parking Remove center painted median 7' parking lanes 13' travel lanes with sharrows (see below for an explanation of what a "sharrow" is)
From Scholl Canyon Park Entrance to Tennis Courts
Current 40' wide 2 lanes with parking only from 6am to 10:30pm 6' wide painted lines, no bike lane markings
Proposed 40' wide 2 lanes with parking only from 6am to 10:30pm Stencil and sign existing stripes to create bike lane
A "sharrow" is a shared bike lane. Signified by the symbol:
The stated purposes of the shared-lane markings used in California are to:
- Assist bicyclists with lateral positioning in a shared lane with on-street parallel parking in order to reduce the chance of a bicyclist’s impacting the open door of a parked vehicle;
- Assist bicyclists with lateral positioning in lanes that are too narrow for a motor vehicle and a bicycle to travel side by side within the same traffic lane;
- Alert motorists of the lateral location bicyclists are likely to occupy within the traveled way;
- Encourage safe passing of bicyclists by motorists; and
- Reduce the incidence of wrong-way bicycling.
You can download the full copy of the bicycle master plan here: http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/public_works/GlendaleBicycleMasterPlan.asp
The City Council will host a “study session” at 3:00 pm on Tuesday March 27th (prior to the regular Council Meeting) to gain input from staff and other sources regarding the proposed addition of Bike Lanes in the City of Glendale. The session should last about 2 hours. All concerned citizens are encouraged to attend the session and voice their opinions – both pro and con. Council will use the input for further study the program. There is nothing scheduled yet as to when the Council will bring up the program for a vote.
We urge all Canyon residents to participate in the study session and verbally present their ideas regarding adding bike lanes to Glenoaks Boulevard to our Council. if you can't make it to the meeting, please email your thoughts about bike lanes in Glendale to email@example.com.
[UPDATE] Please note that this meeting will be held Tuesday night at 6:00pm. Not Monday as was previously mentioned.
Please see article on GHCC News-page (http://glendalehome.org)
The City Council will hold a GWP Water Rate Hearing on Monday March 20 at 6:00 PM in the council chambers. Please plan to attend to hear more about it and to voice your opinions.