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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | October 16, 2010
CITY HALL — In terms of sustainable building standards, Glendale could go from relatively lax to ahead of the curve, according to a proposal endorsed by the City Council this week. New state green building regulations are set to go into effect in January, and will require new developments to recycle construction waste, reduce polluting materials and increase energy and water efficiency. On Tuesday, City Council members lauded the new regulations — the first statewide green building code in the nation — but said they wanted to consider adding additional regulations for building in Glendale.
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April 16, 2012
KCET starts working out of The Pointe in Burbank this week, sharing the uber-environmentally sustainable building with other industry tenants, including DC Comics and  Warner Bros. The move comes after the independent television station 's break from Public Broadcasting Station in January 2011. KCET's landmark lot on Sunset Boulevard was sold to Church of Scientology last year. “We will always remember our rich history of pioneering productions and special events on the Sunset lot, but we're eager to begin a different chapter and offer viewers more exciting stories about issues that affect their communities,” Al Jerome, president and chief executive officer for KCET, said in a statement Friday.
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By Melanie Hicken | February 16, 2010
CITY HALL — The City Council today will consider an interim green building policy for new development projects before a comprehensive, more permanent set of regulations are drafted. The council last month held off on establishing the citywide policy, instead creating a community task force of local stakeholders to wrestle with the issue while city officials wait for pending green building codes to be approved by state legislators this summer. Glendale’s top building safety official, Stuart Tom, recommended that the council wait for the state standards, which he said could be used as a starting point.
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By Melanie Hicken | January 30, 2010
CITY HALL — The City Council this week voted to take a wait-and-see approach to citywide green building standards, opting instead to mull over the issue until the state adopted its own set of requirements. The council on Tuesday endorsed creating a community task force of local stakeholders to wrestle with the issue while city officials wait for pending green building codes to be approved by state legislators this summer. The updated laws are expected in July. “The minimum mandatory standards will become the law of the land, and we will have to enforce them,” said Stuart Tom, head of the city’s Building & Safety division.
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By Melanie Hicken | October 14, 2009
CITY HALL ? A six-story condominium complex slated for Central and California avenues could play a major role in revitalizing downtown, City Council members said Tuesday. The council, in its role as the Redevelopment Agency, voted 3 to 0 Tuesday to approve the first of two stages of design review for ?Legendary Tower Glendale,? to be at 300 N. Central Ave. Mayor Frank Quintero was absent, and Councilman Ara Najarian recused himself because he owns nearby property. ?This is how you improve the quality of life in a downtown area, by attracting and bringing residential stakeholders,?
NEWS
August 27, 2008
The trustees approved a request to combine the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees election with the city of Glendale municipal election and adopted new campaign finance and absentee ballot regulations. WHAT IT MEANS The Board of Trustees election and the April 7 municipal election will run on the same ballot. The estimated cost of the trustees election is $350,000. According to new campaign finance reforms, a person can contribute up to $1,000 for a candidate.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | June 27, 2011
Maple Park Recreation Center in Glendale finally opened its doors Saturday morning, sporting a renovated gym, new meeting and classrooms and even an air conditioner. After a year of work, the badly needed repairs are complete. “It was really old, leaking all over the place. There was damage from the water seepage from the roof, no air conditioning, and the plumbing was shot,” said city project manager Adrine Golnazarian. “This was sorely needed, and the public is going to really appreciate having nice cool rooms and plenty of bathrooms.” Around two dozen children and teenagers from the local neighborhood were eager to get onto the basketball court on the second floor, and city officials could not cut the ribbons fast enough for them.
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By Melanie Hicken | February 17, 2010
CITY HALL — The City Council this week voted to take a step back on green building standards, suspending requirements for public projects as officials craft a comprehensive citywide policy for all new development. The City Council on Tuesday could have maintained green building requirements for development projects that receive public money until a more permanent policy was adopted, but on a 3-2 vote, it suspended a 2008 policy that required all city projects to achieve silver level certification of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, a national rating system administered by the U.S. Building Council.
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May 27, 2003
Joint city meeting set for today GLENDALE CITY HALL -- The city will hold a joint meeting today of the City Council, Housing Authority and Redevelopment Agency. The meeting will address the proposed zoning changes and guidelines for the East Broadway Neighborhood, including the appointment of Laura Parazian as the Housing Authority's tenant member. The meeting is at 2:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 613 E. Broadway. The session will be broadcast on Charter Communications Channel 6. For more information, call 548-4844.
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By Melanie Hicken | June 8, 2010
CITY HALL — Planning commissioners last week endorsed creating a streamlined approval process for solar energy projects — a move prompted by one resident's fight against restrictive zoning regulations. Glendale resident Scott Peer has been sparring with city officials for years since they nixed his plans to build a metal structure to support solar panels because it did not meet code restrictions. On Wednesday, commissioners directed city planners to draft a report on creating a review process that could be used by residents in Peer's situation to seek approval on solar applications that need a zoning exception.
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April 16, 2012
KCET starts working out of The Pointe in Burbank this week, sharing the uber-environmentally sustainable building with other industry tenants, including DC Comics and  Warner Bros. The move comes after the independent television station 's break from Public Broadcasting Station in January 2011. KCET's landmark lot on Sunset Boulevard was sold to Church of Scientology last year. “We will always remember our rich history of pioneering productions and special events on the Sunset lot, but we're eager to begin a different chapter and offer viewers more exciting stories about issues that affect their communities,” Al Jerome, president and chief executive officer for KCET, said in a statement Friday.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | October 16, 2010
CITY HALL — In terms of sustainable building standards, Glendale could go from relatively lax to ahead of the curve, according to a proposal endorsed by the City Council this week. New state green building regulations are set to go into effect in January, and will require new developments to recycle construction waste, reduce polluting materials and increase energy and water efficiency. On Tuesday, City Council members lauded the new regulations — the first statewide green building code in the nation — but said they wanted to consider adding additional regulations for building in Glendale.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | February 16, 2010
CITY HALL — The City Council today will consider an interim green building policy for new development projects before a comprehensive, more permanent set of regulations are drafted. The council last month held off on establishing the citywide policy, instead creating a community task force of local stakeholders to wrestle with the issue while city officials wait for pending green building codes to be approved by state legislators this summer. Glendale’s top building safety official, Stuart Tom, recommended that the council wait for the state standards, which he said could be used as a starting point.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | January 30, 2010
CITY HALL — The City Council this week voted to take a wait-and-see approach to citywide green building standards, opting instead to mull over the issue until the state adopted its own set of requirements. The council on Tuesday endorsed creating a community task force of local stakeholders to wrestle with the issue while city officials wait for pending green building codes to be approved by state legislators this summer. The updated laws are expected in July. “The minimum mandatory standards will become the law of the land, and we will have to enforce them,” said Stuart Tom, head of the city’s Building & Safety division.
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