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File #: 19-0020    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 1/15/2019 Final action:
Title: Resolution No. 19-0003 Renewal of License Agreement for the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden Between the City of Manhattan Beach and the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden Nonprofit Corporation (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman). ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 19-0003
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 19-0003, 2. Agreement - Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Mark Leyman, Parks and Recreation Director
Eve Kelso, Recreation Services Manager

SUBJECT:Title
Resolution No. 19-0003 Renewal of License Agreement for the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden Between the City of Manhattan Beach and the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden Nonprofit Corporation (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman).
ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 19-0003
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commended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council approve the renewal of the license agreement for the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden between the City of Manhattan Beach and the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden nonprofit corporation.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no fiscal implications associated with the recommended action.

BACKGROUND:
The Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden (MBBG) nonprofit corporation has maintained the 2/3-acre parcel of land on the west end of Polliwog Park since 1992. MBBG is a nonprofit public education organization dedicated to promoting Earth-friendly gardening techniques, encouraging the use of drought-tolerant plants including California natives, and conserving our natural resources. Their mission is to promote Earth-friendly gardening for the conservation of water, wildlife and the well-being of our community. The last agreement was created in 2011 and will expire this year. Polliwog Park is owned by the Manhattan Beach School District and leased to the City under an existing agreement until June 30, 2024.

DISCUSSION:
This seven-year agreement shall continue through the 31st day of January, 2026, at which time the City and MBBG may review the existing agreement, and renew or modify the agreement as appropriate. The current term concludes two months prior to the expiration of the Polliwog Park lease agreement with the school district.

The MBBG continues to maintain and enhance the area, as well as ...

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