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File #: 15-0775    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/11/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/19/2017 Final action: 12/19/2017
Title: Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 253-S1811 with Conservation Strategy Group, LLC, in an amount not-to-exceed $36,000 for a term of three years effective December 19, 2017, and expiring on December 18, 2020, to provide lobbying and consulting services to achieve outside funding and policy goals for the Lake Tahoe Basin. FUNDING: Public Utility Franchise Fees. (No Federal Funds)
Attachments: 1. 3A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet 12-19-17, 2. 3B - Agreement 253-S1811 CSG 12-19-17, 3. Executed Agreement 253-S1811, 4. 2A - Approved Contract Route Sheet 9-22-15, 5. 2B - Conservation Strategy Group, LLC Contract 9-22-15, 6. Executed Agreement 096-S1610 (9-22-15), 7. A - Tahoe Alliance Staff Report 7-14-15, 8. B - Blue Route - Conservation Strategy Group 7-14-15, 9. C - CA Tahoe Alliance MOU Final 7-14-15, 10. D - CA Tahoe Alliance Exhibit A Final 7-14-15, 11. Executed MOU 7-14-15
Related files: 18-0417, 22-1051
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Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 253-S1811 with Conservation Strategy Group, LLC, in an amount not-to-exceed $36,000 for a term of three years effective December 19, 2017, and expiring on December 18, 2020, to provide lobbying and consulting services to achieve outside funding and policy goals for the Lake Tahoe Basin.

FUNDING: Public Utility Franchise Fees. (No Federal Funds)
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department (Planning), recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 253-S1811 with Conservation Strategy Group, LLC (CSG), in an amount not-to-exceed $36,000 for a term of three years effective December 19, 2017, and expiring on December 18, 2010, to provide lobbying and consulting services to achieve outside funding and policy goals for the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Planning requests the Board make findings that lobbying services are more economically and feasibly performed by outside independent consultants in accordance with El Dorado County Charter, Section 210 (b) (6), because the necessary specialized skills are not currently available through County staff.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On July 14, 2015 (Item 19), the Board authorized the Chair to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the California Tahoe Alliance (Alliance) to encourage coordinated strategies for guidance on State funding legislation and to provide a mechanism to apply for funding that supports a broad range of environmental, restoration, and water quality and supply projects, while also supporting coordinated implementation of the Environmental Improvement Program.

The Alliance is a coalition of California agencies and jurisdictions (California Tahoe Conservancy [CTC], City of South Lake Tahoe, etc.) that are working together to identify, coordinate, and advocate for state...

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