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File #: 22-204    Version: 1 Name: PSA Extension - Avenue/MuniServices (UUT Compliance)
Type: Minute Order Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 8/11/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 8/23/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - Approval of an Amendment to the Existing Professional Services Agreement with Avenu/MuniServices to Continue Quarterly Utility Users Tax (UUT) Compliance, Administrative and Revenue Protection Program Services for an Additional Three-Month Period in An Amount Not-to-Exceed $15,000.
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CC - Approval of an Amendment to the Existing Professional Services Agreement with Avenu/MuniServices to Continue Quarterly Utility Users Tax (UUT) Compliance, Administrative and Revenue Protection Program Services for an Additional Three-Month Period in An Amount Not-to-Exceed $15,000.

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Meeting Date: August 23, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Luis Cardet/Finance

Phone Number: (310) 253-5889

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 (08/18/21);

Department Approval: Onyx Jones, Chief Financial Manager (08/16/21)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council approve an amendment to the existing professional services agreement with Avenu/MuniServices to continue quarterly utility users tax (UUT) compliance, administrative and revenue protection program services for an additional period of three months in an amount not-to-exceed $15,000.


BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

The City relies on specialized expertise to provide consulting services in the compliance, administration, and reporting of user utility taxes (UUT). Avenu/MuniServices has been contracted with the City since 2016 and provides a variety of software and reporting platforms used to identify and address patterns of noncompliance, providing auditing services across a broad spectrum of taxes and fees.

As authorized by the Culver City Municipal Code (CCMC), an 11.0% UUT is levied on electricity, water, gas, cable TV, and both wired and cellular/mobile telephone service. Utility taxes are collectively the third largest revenue source for the General Fund. Forecasts developed by the City's consultants regarding seasonal and annual fluctuations on impacts to utility consumption, industry ch...

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