ITEM:†† CONSENT CALENDAR

 

5.

CONSIDER EXPENDITURE OF BUDGETED FUNDS TO CONTRACT WITH MONTEREY rEGIONAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL aGENCY FOR PUBLIC OUTREACH ASSISTANCE

 

Meeting Date:

July 21, 2008

Budget :

Yes

 

From:

Darby Fuerst,

General Manager

Program/

Line Item No.:

3-1-5

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Darby Fuerst

Cost Estimate:

$3,500

General Counsel Approval:†† N/A

Committee Recommendation:The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on July 16, 2008 and recommended approval.

CEQA Compliance:N/A

 


SUMMARY: Attached as Exhibit 5-A is a proposed agreement with the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA) for assistance in implementing the Districtís Public Outreach Plan, which was adopted by the District Board on June 16, 2008.Specifically, the Community Relations Specialist with MRWPCA will assist District staff in developing outreach materials, exhibits, and displays, and providing guidance on plan development.As proposed, the assistance would be provided on a time and materials at a not-to-exceed amount of $3,500 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008-09, including funds for direct costs incurred.

 

RECOMMENDATION:Staff recommends that the Committee recommend approval of the proposed agreement with MRWPCA for assistance in implementing the Districtís Public Outreach Plan in FY 2008-09 for a not-to-exceed amount of $3,500. If the Committee recommends approval, the contract will be brought to the District Board for authorization.

 

BACKGROUND: On April 3, 2008, the Committee directed District staff to contact MRWPCA staff to ascertain their interest in a cost-sharing arrangement that would allow the MRWPCA Community Relations Specialist to assist with the Districtís public outreach efforts.On May 2, 2008, staff reported that they had contacted MRWPCA regarding their interest and that the MRWPCA Board has authorized its General Manager to work with the District on developing a plan for joint funding of the MRWPCA Community Relations Specialist position on a limited-time basis.On May 29, 2008, MRWPCAís Board authorized staff to enter into an agreement with the District to provide support with the Districtís Public Outreach Plan and reimburse MRWPCA for approximately $3,000 in labor costs.

 

IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES:Funds for public outreach assistance are included in the Districtís budget for FY 2008-09 that was approved on June 16, 2008 (Project Expenditures, Public Outreach, Objective 3-1-5).

 

EXHIBIT

5-A††††† Agreement for Assistance in Implementing a Community Outreach Program

 

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