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File #: 23-55    Version: 1 Name: Approve Agreement: 2022-2026 Fiesta Carnival Vendor
Type: Minute Order Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 7/25/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 8/8/2022 Final action:
Title: CC - CONSENT ITEM: Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Guadagno & Sons Amusements to Supply the Amusement Rides and Related Concessions for a Five-Year Period, from 2022 through 2026, for the Fiesta La Ballona.
Attachments: 1. 2022-08-08 – ATT 1 Guadagno & Sons Concession Fee Proposal.pdf
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CC - CONSENT ITEM: Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Guadagno & Sons Amusements to Supply the Amusement Rides and Related Concessions for a Five-Year Period, from 2022 through 2026, for the Fiesta La Ballona.

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Meeting Date: August 8, 2022

Contact Person/Dept.: Dani Cullens/PRCS
Phone Number: (310) 253-6471

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

Attachments: Yes [X] No []

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

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (08/03/2022); (E-Mail) Culver City Exchange Club (08/03/2022); (E-Mail) Fiesta La Ballona Committee (08/03/2022)

Department Approval: Armando Abrego, PRCS Director (07/27/2022)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council approve a professional services agreement with Guadagno & Sons Amusements ("G&S Shows") to supply amusement rides and related concessions for a five-year period, from 2022 through 2026, for the Fiesta La Ballona (Fiesta).


BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

Beginning in 2004, the Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department contracted with Guadagno and Sons Amusements to supply amusement rides and related concessions during the Fiesta in order to attract families to the event. This has been a very successful addition to the Fiesta and has increased attendance as well as revenue to the vendors and to the City which in turn helps to offset the cost of producing the Fiesta. After the 2005 Fiesta, G&S Shows was the vendor of choice for the next three years (through 2008) due to their entertainment value and their commitment to the success of the Fiesta.

Subsequently, the City published Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in 2009, 2012 and 2017 seeking vendors to provide this service. In each of these instances, G&S Shows was selected as the Fiesta carnival vendor. In 2012 and again in 2017, de...

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