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File #: 18-442    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/28/2018 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 10/1/2018 Final action: 10/1/2018
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of a Five-Year Agreement with Environmental Compliance Resources for Graffiti Abatement Services REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a five (5) year agreement for graffiti abatement services between the City of Merced and Environmental Compliance Resources for $189,500 for the first year with 1.8% increases for each subsequent year. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving a five-year agreement for graffiti abatement services with Environmental Compliance Resources and authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute all the necessary documents.
Attachments: 1. ERC contract.pdf
Report Prepared by: Lieutenant Alan Ward, Police

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SUBJECT: Approval of a Five-Year Agreement with Environmental Compliance Resources for Graffiti Abatement Services

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers approving a five (5) year agreement for graffiti abatement services between the City of Merced and Environmental Compliance Resources for $189,500 for the first year with 1.8% increases for each subsequent year.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion approving a five-year agreement for graffiti abatement services with Environmental Compliance Resources and authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute all the necessary documents.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff, or,
2. Approve, subject to other than recommended by; or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific terms; or,
5. Continue to a future meeting (date and time to be specified in the motion.)

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided in the 2018-19 Adopted Budget.

DISCUSSION
In September 2010, staff solicited for graffiti abatement services with six local companies and received two proposals for consideration. After reviewing the two proposals, the Council awarded a contract to Environmental Compliance Resources (ECR). Since that time, ECR has provided graffiti abatement services to the City of Merced. Their current contract expired July 1, 2018.

Since June of 2018, the police department solicited twice for graffiti abatement services and received only one bid proposal. ECR has submitted a proposal to continue providing the city with graffiti abatement services for the next five years.

Since ECR has been providing graffiti abatement services graffiti sightings have reduced while concealment of the blight has increased, ECR is well aware of problem areas and responds to calls for service from City Staff and the public immediately. ECR and its staff have developed strong worki...

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