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File #: 19-1668   
Type: Real Property Lease
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/14/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a five-year lease agreement with Jefferson Woodlawn Lake Community Development Corporation for office space at 1800 Fredericksburg Road for Code Enforcement staff, at a rental amount of $768.00 per month during the term and funded by the FY 2019 General Fund Budget for Code Enforcement. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; John Jacks, Director, Center City Development and Operations].
Attachments: 1. Sublease Agreement, 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. Ordinance 2019-02-14-0116
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DEPARTMENT: Center City Development & Operations


DEPARTMENT HEAD: John Jacks


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 1


SUBJECT:

Code Enforcement Office Space Lease Agreement


SUMMARY:

An ordinance authorizing a five-year lease agreement with Jefferson Woodlawn Lake Community Development Corporation for approximately 1,368 square feet of office space, located at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, as a satellite office to support Code Enforcement officers working in the west portion of the City, the lease will be funded out of the FY 2019 General Fund Budget for Code Enforcement.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Code Enforcement is charged with ensuring property owners manage, maintain and develop their property in a manner that is compliant with existing rules and regulations set by City ordinance. Operating with 13 field enforcement teams, assigned officers respond to complaints received through the 311 system, directly from residents and through proactive means.

Placing the field units in proximity to the neighborhoods they serve is the most efficient means to deploy resources. It is anticipated that the subject location can accommodate up to two field units that are located in both leased and City-owned facilities.


ISSUE:

Consolidation of staff into a central facility will allow for the efficient deployment of resources. Entering into this lease will allow the City to terminate the existing lease at 4335 West Piedras and relocate staff from another City facility. In the event a City facility large enough to accommodate the program need becomes available in the future, this lease has flexible termination rights allowing for the movement of staff as required.


ALTERNATIVES:

City Council could choose not to approve this lease agreement. However, it is unlikely that a more cost effective location can be identified nor is there a City-owned building with sufficient space to accommodate the department's needs. Therefore leasing space at a competitive rate to accommo...

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