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File #: 17-5939   
Type: Misc - Professional Services Agreements
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 11/9/2017
Posting Language: An Ordinance authorizing the execution of the following contracts for state representation services: (a) Focused Advocacy, to provide year-round services for a two-year renewal term in an amount not to exceed $8,500.00 per month; (b) Texas Lobby Group, to provide services for a one-year renewal term in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00 per month; and (c) Marc A. Rodriguez to provide services for a one-year renewal term in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00 per month; and (d) Jesse Ancira to provide state representation services for a one-year term in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00 per month. [Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager; Jeff Coyle, Director, Government & Public Affairs]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. Ordinance 2017-11-09-0890
DEPARTMENT: Government & Public Affairs


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Jeff Coyle


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:
State Representation Services Contracts


SUMMARY:
An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute state representation services contracts with:
a) Focused Advocacy for an extension renewal in an amount not to exceed $8,500 per month for the term of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2019 for a total contract amount of $204,000.
b) The Texas Lobby Group for an extension renewal in an amount not to exceed $7,500 per month for the term of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 for a total contract amount of $90,000.
c) The Offices of Marc A. Rodriguez for an extension renewal in an amount not to exceed $7,500 per month for the term of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 for a total contract amount of $90,000.
d) Jesse Ancira for an agreement in an amount not to exceed $7,500 per month for the term of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 for a total contract amount of $90,000.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
For more than 35 years, the City of San Antonio has contracted professional services for State Representation to execute the City Council approved State Legislative Program and to advance and protect the City's interests at the State Capitol. Increasingly challenging budget constraints and a political environment make it imperative for local communities to have strong advocates at the state level. Consultants enhance the City's ability to communicate with elected officials on San Antonio community's key legislative issues and provide regular interaction with City Council and staff on issues in the City's State Legislative Program. Finally and most importantly, they provide strategic advice and planning to maximize our community's efforts to secure passage or funding for the City's priority initiatives.

In September 2015, the City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for state representation services. A total of five (5) proposals were r...

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