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File #: 22-1160    Version: 1 Name: Agreement with Sustainable Works for Sustainable Business Certification Program
Type: Minute Order Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 6/16/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 7/11/2022 Final action:
Title: CC - CONSENT ITEM: (1) Approval of a Five-Year Professional Services Agreement with Community Partners, dba Sustainable Works, to Continue the Citywide Sustainable Business Certification Program in an Aggregate Amount of $470,000 ($94,000 annually); and 2) Authorize the Public Works Director/City Engineer to Continue the Certification Program Each Fiscal Year Based on Set Criteria and Approve an Annual Fee Increase Based on Cost of Inflation.
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CC - CONSENT ITEM: (1) Approval of a Five-Year Professional Services Agreement with Community Partners, dba Sustainable Works, to Continue the Citywide Sustainable Business Certification Program in an Aggregate Amount of $470,000 ($94,000 annually); and 2) Authorize the Public Works Director/City Engineer to Continue the Certification Program Each Fiscal Year Based on Set Criteria and Approve an Annual Fee Increase Based on Cost of Inflation.

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Meeting Date: July 11, 2022

Contact Person/Dept.: Joe Susca, Public Works-Administration
Phone Number: 310-253-5636

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

Attachments: Yes [] No [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X]

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (07/07/2022); Sustainable Works (06/24/2022); Balanced Approach (06/24/2022)

Department Approval: Yanni Demitri, Director of Public Works/City Engineer (06/27/2022)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) approve an agreement with Community Partners (dba Sustainable Works) to continue the City's Sustainable Business Certification Program (the "Certification Program") for up to a five-year term in an aggregate amount of $470,000 ($94,000 annually); and (2) authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to (a) continue the Certification Program each fiscal year provided a minimum of 10 businesses are certified each year and funding for the Certification Program is approved for the following fiscal year; and (b) approve, at their discretion, up to a once annual fee increase, upon Community Partners' request, if their costs escalate due to high rates of inflation over the next five years.


BACKGROUND

Currently, 48 counties and cities (including Culver City) are members of the California Green Business Network (CAGBN), a non-profit organization that creates the criteria us...

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