ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE

 

2.

AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURE TO CONTRACT WITH JEA & ASSOCIATES FOR GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS SERVICES

 

Meeting Date:

August 14, 2017

Budgeted:

Yes

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

Program/

Services & Supplies

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

Professional Fees

 

Prepared By:

Arlene Tavani

Cost Estimate:

$35,000

 

General Counsel Review:Approved.

Committee Recommendation: The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on August 14, 2017 and recommended ___________.

CEQA Compliance: Action does not constitute a project as defined by CEQA Guidelines Section 15378.

 

SUMMARY: John Arriaga of JEA & Associates has worked with the Water Management District since May 2008 in implementing its legislative goals.As proposed, JEA and Associates would continue to undertake legislative and administrative activities to support the Districtís priorities during Fiscal Year 2017-2018.See the Scope of Services attached as Exhibit 2-A.

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee should recommend that the Board approve the contract with JEA & Associates for a not-to-exceed amount of $35,000 for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

 

IMPACT TO DISTRICT RESOURCES:The estimate for services includes $30,000 in monthly retainer fees of $2,500 per month, and $5,000 for chargeable expenses.The $2,500 retainer has remained unchanged over the Districtís eight year relationship with JEA & Associates.Funds for this expenditure are included in the FY 2017-2018 budget under Services and Supplies, Professional Fees.

 

EXHIBIT

2-A††††† JEA & Associates Scope of Services for FY 2017-2018

 

 

 

 

 

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