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File #: 22-01    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 6/28/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - Approval of an Agreement with IPS Group, Inc., for the (1) Purchase and Installation of 618 New 4G Parking Meters; and (2) Removal of 618 Existing Parking Meters that Will Become Obsolete in Late 2021; and (3) Purchase of 818 Coin Cans for a Total Project Cost Not-To-Exceed $400,716
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CC - Approval of an Agreement with IPS Group, Inc., for the (1) Purchase and Installation of 618 New 4G Parking Meters; and (2) Removal of 618 Existing Parking Meters that Will Become Obsolete in Late 2021; and (3) Purchase of 818 Coin Cans for a Total Project Cost Not-To-Exceed $400,716

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Meeting Date: June 28, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Gabe Garcia/Public Works
Phone Number: (310) 253-5633

Fiscal Impact: Yes [X] No [] General Fund: Yes [X] No []

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [] Attachments: []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (06/23/2021)

Department Approval: Charles D. Herbertson, PW Director/City Engineer (06/16/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council approve an agreement with IPS Group, Inc., for the (1) purchase and installation of 618 new 4G parking meters with 200 of these meters be equipped with Bluetooth hardware; and (2) removal of 618 existing parking meters that will become obsolete in late 2021 due to 2G technology to be discontinued by telecommunication firms, (3) and purchase of 818 coin cans for a total project cost not-to-exceed $400,716.


BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

The City's smart parking meter technology started being installed in 2011 with regular upgrades taken place since then. Prior to the start of the COVID 19 Pandemic, the City had approximately 2,050 smart parking meters in place mainly in commercial areas. It should be noted that about 60 parking meters have been inoperative due to the outdoor dining accommodations in the Downtown and Arts District areas. Additional parking meters are also expected to be removed from operation to accommodate implementation of the pilot Move Culver City project.

Because of the span of years over which parking meter installations have occurred, the-communication tec...

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