It’s a transportation-heavy night for the City Council on Oct. 13.
Multiple items on the consent calendar focus on things with wheels including shared cars, bike sponsors and upgrades or maintenance to city vehicles.
The Council will consider a two-year pilot program with Zipcar to provide car sharing services in the city. City Hall would provide a minimum of 20 parking spaces for the program but would incur no financial cost. Customers will be able to use an online system to reserve a car for short, round-trip uses.
“Development of this program is an important tool in contributing towards a reduction in vehicle ownership to promote alternative transportation modes to achieve the City’sLand Use and Circulation Element (LUCE) goal of No Net New PM Peak Hour VehicleTrips — and the City’s top Strategic Goal of establishing a new model for mobility,” said the staff report.
The consent items include several vehicle related purchases. The city will spend $560,270 for three Compressed Natural Gas Aerial Trucks, $552,000 to convert two 2009 El Dorado National 30-foot buses from gasoline/electric power to compressed natural gas and $686,202 to purchase two Compressed Natural Gas Front Load Refuse Packer Vehicles.
Maintenance includes $293,636 for a three year contract to service and repair surveillance systems on buses, $521,812 to upgrade lighting at bus facilities and $3,700,000 for the purchase of Clean Energy Redeem Renewable Liquid Natural Gas (RLNG).
Also related to cars is an administrative item that requires the city to apply for and document grant funding that supports the Big Blue Bus.
Council will consider a seven-year, $38,231,376 contract with SP+ to manage parking operations.
The final transportation item would authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Hulu, LLC for the sponsorship of the Breeze Bike Share system for five years at the level of $675,000 annually.
Non-transportation items include a $407,000, five-year contract with Hinderliter, de Llamas & Associates.
“HDL conducts these audits by reviewing records from the California State Board of Equalization to determine if sales, use and transactions taxes collected by the State are being properly allocated to the City. The use of these services has recovered nearly $8 million in revenue for the City during the past 10 years (2005-2014),” said the staff report.
Several items relate to the City’s water supply. Council will consider $555,000 for Reverse Osmosis Antiscalant Chemicals, $3,300,000 over a three-year period for Granular Activated Carbon replacement services at the Charnock Well Field, $536,824 for the manufacture and installation of the Storm Drain Catch Basin Connector Pipe Screens project and $211,500 over a three-year period for replacement of large (4″ and above) water meters.