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Glendale City Council Meeting Preview: Traffic signal upgrades

May 17, 2010

The City Council will consider allocating $2.1 million in leftover federal stimulus funds to replace 13 traffic signals on Glenoaks Boulevard east and west of downtown.

The stimulus funds are from public works projects approved last year that came in under budget due to highly competitive construction bids.

Glenoaks was chosen for the upgrades because many of its signals were constructed more than 30 years ago, and need updated technology.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

The council is expected to approve the allocation.

Bicycle improvements

The council will consider allocating about $100,000 in Los Angeles County transportation funds to support a series of bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the city.

The improvements include the installation of a bike lane on the Glendale portion of Foothill Boulevard, pedestrian-activated flashing beacons on Colorado Street and a variety of bike racks throughout the city.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The council is expected to approve the allocation.

Job grants

The council will review the receipt of nearly $500,000 in grant funds to support job training programs through the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board.

Of the total amount, $240,000 is from the United Way to support the Verdugo Power Academy, a joint project between Glendale Community College and Glendale Water & Power that trains people for jobs in the “green” industry.

Since the development of the program, which was started with stimulus funding, the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board has applied for a number of grants to sustain it.

The council will also review $204,432 in additional stimulus funding to support job training and employment assistance at the Verdugo Jobs Center.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The council is expected to approve receipt of the grants.


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