The firms — Perera Construction & Design Inc. and G-2000 Construction Inc. — were passed over despite their lower bids for having “material errors” in their paperwork, including omissions, improper signatories and inadequate subcontractors, according to an evaluation by the city attorney’s office.
The City Council on Tuesday took steps to allow more dense development in the downtown area, but stopped short of extending its boundaries south to Elk Avenue after representatives from the Holy Family Parish argued that already bad traffic conditions there would only worsen.
In introducing code revisions to allow higher buildings around the Alex Theatre and denser projects downtown in exchange for ground-floor art space, the council made it clear that it would hold firm on the south boundaries of the Downtown Specific Plan along Colorado Street between South Glendale and South Columbus avenues.
A proposed extension of the downtown boundaries one block south to Elk Avenue would have changed an existing three-story cap on multifamily housing there to allow five-story mixed-use commercial, residential, retail and other uses.
Kelly Schroeder is one of many teachers throughout the Glendale Unified School District who have helped raise elementary school test scores, and she has done it with 36 students in her classroom.
But if she taught in the Burbank Unified School District, that total would be closer to 30 students.
The difference in class sizes might seem small, but it has had a big effect on classroom environments and on budgets, teachers and officials said.