“The amount is a very good contract for Glendale,” he said. “It’s comparable to communities like Santa Clarita and Pasadena. When we first started, the contract was cheaper than market level, costs have risen through the years, but it’s still a good amount. We’re not making any profit on this.”
Should Glendale find that private contractors are not the best option, they could renew their agreement with Burbank on one condition.
“If [they] want to come back, we would definitely want to have a long-term contract of 10 years or more,” Johnson said.