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APPROVAL OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH TOWNSEND PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR STATE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY SERVICES.
Authorize the execution of a one-year professional services agreement with Townsend Public Affairs, in an amount not to exceed $72,000, for legislative advocacy services.
Authorize a one-time budget appropriation from the General Fund fund balance to the City Manager's Professional Services budget in the amount of $30,000, to cover the cost of services from February 2018 - June 2018.
Townsend Public Affairs, Inc. is an experienced lobbying and grant writing firm that provides local, regional, state and federal services to public agencies. With five offices, 79 clients, and numerous areas of specialization, Townsend Public Affairs is ranked in the 98th percentile by the California Secretary of State. Townsend Public Affairs will conduct detailed orientations, develop and implement legislative strategies, provide progress reports, and prepare and file lobbying disclosure reports for the City of Chino Hills.
ENVIRONMENTAL (CEQA) REVIEW:
This proposed action is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (California Public Resources Code §§ 21000, et seq., “CEQA”) and CEQA regulations (14 California Code Regulations §§ 15000, et seq.) because it constitutes an organizational or administrative activity that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. Accordingly, this action does not constitute a “project” that requires environmental review (see specifically 14 CC § 15378 (b)(4-5)).
An appropriations budget amendment in the amount of $30,000 from the General Fund fund balance to the City Manager's Professional Services account is needed to fund this action. The future contract/agreement costs of $42,000 will be included in the budget requests for FY 2018/19.
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