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File #: 2020-276    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/28/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVAL OF CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CARSON AND LOS ANGELES CONSERVATION CORPS FOR TREE PLANTING SERVICES (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Los Angeles Conservation Corps - Tree Planting Revised
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER APPROVAL OF CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CARSON AND LOS ANGELES CONSERVATION CORPS FOR TREE PLANTING SERVICES (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

Staff is seeking City Council approval of a contract ("Agreement") with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps ("LACC") to add the purchase and tree planting for the CalFire Grant Project. The LACC has received its own grant associated with this project to pay for the labor costs. This Agreement is on a "per tree delivered" basis.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

Take the following actions:

1. APPROVE the Agreement between the City of Carson and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps for Tree Planting Services (Exhibit No. 1) in the amount of $63,310 to provide the Purchase and Tree Planting services to fulfill the CalFire Grant requirements.

2. AUTHORIZE the Mayor to execute the Agreement following approval as to form by the City Attorney.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

1. DO NOT APPROVE the Agreement for Contract Services by and between the City of Carson and Los Angeles Conservation Corps ("LACC") in the amount of $63,310 to provide the Purchase and Tree Planting services to fulfill CalFire Grant requirements.
2. TAKE any other action the City Council deems appropriate, consistent with the requirements of the law.


IV. BACKGROUND

The City is responsible for the care of approximately 21,150 trees located throughout the City in various public parkways, medians, parks, and City facilities. The City has over 7,000 vacant tree planting locations.
The Public Works Department received a grant from CalFire for $270,365.00 to plant 1,440 trees in specific areas throughout the City. The CalFire Grant required a $106,000 match from the City for personnel. This match can be in the form of another contract or the City's own forces. To satisfy the match requirement in the grant, a portion of the West Coast Arborists co...

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