The ordinance — which will be voted on at the next meeting — OKs grills 10 square feet or less and proposes that grills larger than 10 square feet be limited to operating between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Those hours could be extended to 11 p.m. on the weekends if the grill is more than 200 feet away from a residential zone, City Principal Planner Tim Foy said. If it less than 200 feet from a residential zone, extended hours could be granted through a conditional-use permit, he said.
The ordinance also proposes that having grilling space larger than 10 square feet — calculated cumulatively if there are multiple grills — would require a five-foot screen wall to be erected around the grilling area.
It would also require some sort of storm-water diversion system approved by the Glendale Fire Department chief and the city public-works director, and would require a conditional-use permit for operation if located less than 200 feet from a residential zone, Foy said.
"If I'm allowed to cook for 10 hours in my backyard, so should someone else," Manoukian said.
"That's the logic behind that. My barbecue is larger [than 10 square feet] and I can cook all day if I want to in a neighborhood in a residential area."
The ordinance also proposes exemptions for grills used during special events — which will be better defined in the ordinance's final draft going before the council on Tuesday, City Attorney Scott Howard said.
About a dozen people attended Tuesday's meeting both in support of and against the ordinance.
"The whole point of the matter is the ordinance on the books is in compliance with Air Quality Management District that there be no outdoor grilling at commercial establishments," Glendale resident Margaret Hammond said.