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File #: 20-0271    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Ratification of an Agreement with Willdan Engineering for Code Enforcement Services to Safeguard Public Health (Police Chief Abell). a) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 20-0109 b) RATIFY AGREEMENT FOR ENFORCEMENT SERVICES REQUIRED FOR THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Code sections: 2.36.120 - Emergency procurement
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20-0109, 2. Agreement - Willdan Engineering, 3. Bid Comparison
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Derrick Abell, Chief of Police
Carrie Tai, AICP, Community Development Director
Steve S. Charelian, Finance Director

SUBJECT:Title
Consideration of Ratification of an Agreement with Willdan Engineering for Code Enforcement Services to Safeguard Public Health (Police Chief Abell).
a) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 20-0109
b) RATIFY AGREEMENT FOR ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
REQUIRED FOR THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council adopt Resolution No. 20-0109 ratifying an agreement with Willdan Engineering for code enforcement services in connection with emergency protective measures to safeguard public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
No funds are available in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 City Budget for enforcement of emergency protective measures; therefore, an appropriation of funds will be brought before the City Council during the October Budget Status Update. Note that these expenditures will be partially offset by citation revenue ($100 per citation), estimated annually for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 at $18,500.

DISCUSSION:
At the July 14, 2020, City Council meeting, staff was directed to explore the various options available to enforce State and Los Angeles County health orders requiring face coverings while in public. Due to the health and safety need to immediately enforce emergency health and safety measures during nights and weekends, it was determined that contracting out for these services was the most expeditious manner to achieve this mandate.

Staff contacted eight firms of which only one firm, Willdan Engineering, had code enforcement personnel that met the requisite criteria. An agreement with Willdan Engineering, dated July 17, 2020, was executed within the City Manager's authority, to assist the Police Department with em...

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