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File #: 2020-093    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/10/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/17/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT FOR USE OF CITY FACILITIES FOR SOPHISTICATED DANCE (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Ex No 1 Sophisticated Dance License Agreement
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT FOR USE OF CITY FACILITIES FOR SOPHISTICATED DANCE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

Beginning in 2013, the City Council granted fee waivers to Sophisticated Dance and other groups for room use at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center at Carson. In 2015, a four-year extension was provided to Sophisticated Dance for room use. Those fee waivers expired on June 30, 2019. Sophisticated Dance then applied for facility use through the Cultural Arts grant program. They were awarded $10,000 in facility use for calendar year 2020, but staff's goal was to establish a more balanced relationship moving forward. A license agreement similar to the one created for the Mariachi Academy was proposed. In the meantime, Sophisticated Dance is operating under the Cultural Arts grant.
Tonight, the City Council is asked to consider approving a new agreement that would enhance the relationship between the City and Sophisticated Dance. Under the proposed agreement, the City would grant Sophisticated Dance a "license" (i.e. a right) to use rooms at the Carson Community Center to conduct its classes, and the City would market the classes. In exchange, the City would be entitled to a "license fee" in the amount of 22% of the gross revenue generated from the classes. The term of the proposed agreement would be one year, after which both parties would re-evaluate the relationship.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

1. APPROVE the "Agreement for Use of City Facilities and for Provision of Marketing Services for Sophisticated Dance, Inc." (Exhibit 1), and AUTHORIZE the Mayor to execute the same following approval as to form by the City Attorney.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action the City council deems appropriate.

IV. BACKGROUND

The City of Carson has provided funding for fine arts programming through the Cultural Arts Commission s...

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