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File #: 22-1186    Version: 1 Name: Public Relations Consulting Services Agreement
Type: Agreement Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 6/23/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 7/11/2022 Final action:
Title: CC - CONSENT ITEM: Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Tripepi Smith and Associates for Strategic Communications Support Services for the Transportation Department in an Amount Not-To-Exceed $50,000.
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CC - CONSENT ITEM: Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Tripepi Smith and Associates for Strategic Communications Support Services for the Transportation Department in an Amount Not-To-Exceed $50,000.

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Meeting Date: July 11, 2022

Contact Person/Dept: Rolando Cruz/Transportation Department
Phone Number: (310) 253-6545

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

Attachments: Yes [] No [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X]

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (07/07/2022); Tripepi Smith and Associates (07/07/2022)

Department Approval: Rolando Cruz, Chief Transportation Officer (6/23/2022)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff Recommends the City Council approve a new professional services agreement with Tripepi Smith for the Transportation Department to provide strategic communications support services in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for the 2022/23 fiscal year.

BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

The ongoing strategic initiatives guiding the Transportation Department require additional support for public relations to assist with messaging to the public. Tripepi Smith will support the Department's new and ongoing programs as well as monitor the Department's media coverage. Additionally, Tripepi Smith will provide targeted consulting services focused on strategic efforts outlined in Transportation's Fiscal Year 2023 Workplan-active transportation, vehicle electrification, and technology. Tripepi Smith will focus efforts on development of brand management strategies, key messaging, ongoing media support, and social media monitoring support. City Council first approved public relations support by Tripepi Smith for the Transportation Department in December of 2021 for $30,000. This is a continuation and limited expansion of scope to focus on strategic initiatives and operational drivers, and it is recomme...

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