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File #: 2020-215    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/31/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/7/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVAL OF SHORT-TERM AGREEMENT WITH LYFT, INC., FOR LYFT RIDE SERVICES TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY FOR RESIDENTS ENTERING A CODE (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Lyft Short-Term Codes Agreement (Agreement for Emergency Ride Services) (pages 5-10).
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Discussion


SUBJECT:
Title
CONSIDER APPROVAL OF SHORT-TERM AGREEMENT WITH LYFT, INC., FOR LYFT RIDE SERVICES TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY FOR RESIDENTS ENTERING A CODE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

In an effort to assist Carson residents with transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic, Staff received the approval of the Disaster Council on March 26, 2020 to move forward with an emergency three (3) month agreement with Lyft, Inc. (Lyft). Further changes have been negotiated with Lyft since the time of the Disaster Council approval, and the final agreement is now presented for the City Council's approval. Should the City Council approve the agreement, Staff will announce the availability of the services through the Public Information Office, Social Media, and the City's website.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

1. APPROVE the attached Short-Term Agreement with Lyft, Inc. allowing residents to use a code to qualify for a subsidy ("Agreement") (Exhibit 1).
2. AUTHORIZE the Mayor to execute the Agreement, 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

In response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Disaster Council temporarily suspended its fixed-route bus services, including the Carson Circuit, effective March 28, 2020, in an effort to protect the health of the public and specifically to slow the community spread of COVID-19.
Dial-A-Ride and Access services will remain in operation and will be unaffected by the suspension. The Dial-A-Ride program is available to eligible residents who have completed the application process and who are 60 years of age or older, or have disabilities such as ambulatory, vision or hearing impairments. Each trip is being limited to one eligible participant and their caretaker to minimize community spr...

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