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File #: 180354.    Version: Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 9/6/2018 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 8/1/2019 Final action: 8/1/2019
Title: Federal Lobbying and Advocacy Services for the City of Gainesville and Gainesville Regional Utilities (B)
Attachments: 1. 180354A_Federal Lobbying Contract_20190801, 2. 180354B_Amendment 1 to Federal Lobbying Contract_20190801, 3. 180354C_Amendment 2 to Federal Lobbying Contract_20190801

Title

Federal Lobbying and Advocacy Services for the City of Gainesville and Gainesville Regional Utilities (B)

 

Explanation

On October 1, 2017, the City retained the services of Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. as a federal lobbyist in Washington, D.C., in connection with matters concerning the City on behalf of its General Government and its Utility. The current agreement for federal lobbying and advocacy services will expire on September 30, 2019.

 

The consultant provides lobbying and advocacy services and monitors important legislative matters that could affect the city in areas of housing, utilities, water projects, economic redevelopment, transportation, and other areas. Staff believes it is in the best interest of the City to renew the contract for one additional year; the period of October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.

 

Fiscal note

Consultant services not-to-exceed $75,600 or 70% of annual contract for the City's General Government; and a maximum amount not-to-exceed $32,400 or 30% of annual contract for

Gainesville Regional Utilities, for a combined maximum amount not to exceed $108,000.

 

Recommendation

The City Commission renew the contract with Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. for fiscal year 2020.

 




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