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File #: 2021-178    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/18/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/2/2021 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH JOE A. GONSALVES & SON FOR STATE OF CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY SERVICES, PURSUANT TO SUBCOMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Proposed Contract Services Agreement with Joe A. Gonsalves & Son
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH JOE A. GONSALVES & SON FOR STATE OF CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY SERVICES, PURSUANT TO SUBCOMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

This item transmits a recommendation to the City Council from a City Council Subcommittee consisting of Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes and Mayor Pro Tempore Jim Dear (the "Subcommittee"), for the City to award a contract services agreement to Joe A. Gonsalves & Son for state of California legislative advocacy services. Approval of this recommendation (Recommendation items 1-2, below) would approve a contract services agreement with Joe A. Gonsalves & Son for a flat fee of $4,000 per month ($48,000 per year) for an initial three-year term, for a not to exceed contract sum of $144,000 over the initial three-year term, with City options to extend the term for up to two additional one-year periods thereafter for a not-to-exceed amount of $48,000 per one-year extension period (Exhibit No. 1).
On February 18, per the Subcommittee's direction, staff notified Townsend Public Affairs, Inc. ("Townsend"), the firm which is currently under contract with the City to provide state legislative advocacy services, of the City's intent to terminate Townsend's contract with the City. Although the contract provides for a 30 day termination, Townsend agreed to end the services earlier on February 28, 2021.
Approval of this item replaces Townsend with Joe A. Gonsalves & Son as the City's state of California legislative advocacy firm.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

1. APPROVE the proposed contract services agreement with Joe A. Gonsalves & Son for state legislative advocacy services for an initial three-year term, with two options to extend for additional one-year periods thereafter, for a not-to-exceed contract sum of $48,000 annually, or $144,000 for the initial three-year term (Exhibit No. 1;...

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