Local Upgrades to Result from Grant

The Glendale City Council is committed to a cleaner, more sustainable Glendale as part of the Zero Waste Plan adopted in 2011. The City of Glendale recycles 20,053 tons each year and, in an effort to make even greater contributions to the city’s Zero Waste goals, the city’s Public Works Dept. recently submitted for and was awarded $220,000 from the Dept. of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). The City of Glendale, one of 18 public agencies in California to be awarded this competitive grant, will use the funding to introduce recycling litter baskets in the city’s business districts of Montrose and downtown Glendale. These new litter baskets will be installed by early 2016.

Other important upgrades to the Montrose area include:

• The completion of Honolulu-Verdugo intersection improvements to improve traffic and pedestrian flow

• The upcoming Ocean View Boulevard infrastructure improvements in summer 2016

• Planning stages of the Montrose Vision 20/20

• The completion of slurry sealing and colored-stamped crosswalks on Honolulu Avenue to improve the pavement conditions and pedestrian safety

• Planned improvements to extended Beeline and Metro bus routes

• Parking lot improvements

• Sidewalk pressure washing in partnership with Montrose Shopping Park Association

• Improved refuse containers and collection services

Some important improvements to downtown Glendale include:

• The completion of the award winning Central Avenue and adjacent streets infrastructure improvement project

• The construction of a paseo connecting the Museum of Neon Art and downtown Glendale with Central Library, Adult Recreation Center, and Central Park

• Arts & Entertainment District development

• Improved pedestrian and bicycle safety features