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File #: 21-3962   
Type: Misc - Interlocal Agreement
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/17/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance amending the Interlocal Agreement with the San Antonio River Authority to extend the term to February 28, 2025 and to increase the contract value by $45,191.00 to $522,092.00 for continued project management of the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program’s recharge and water quality demonstration projects in Bexar County. [David W. McCary, CPM, Assistant City Manager; Homer Garcia III, Director, Parks and Recreation]
Attachments: 1. Agreement, 2. Draft Ordinance
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DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Homer Garcia III


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Edwards Aquifer Protection Program Amendment No. 1 to an Interlocal Agreement with San Antonio River Authority


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes the execution of Amendment No. 1 to an Interlocal Agreement with the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) to extend the term to February 28, 2025 and to increase the contract value by $45,191.00 to $522,092.00 for continued project management of the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program's recharge and water quality demonstration projects in Bexar County.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The purpose of the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program (EAPP) is to protect the quality and quantity of water recharging into the aquifer. In May 2015 Proposition 1 was placed on the election ballot in which voters approved the 1/8-cent venue sales tax generating $100 million for continued expansion of the EAPP. Proposition 1 included $10 million for incorporation of new recharge and water quality demonstration projects within urbanized areas of Bexar County. The balance of $90 million is currently supporting the program's efforts to obtain real estate interests by fee-simple purchase, conservation easements or donations of land over the sensitive recharge and contributing zones of the Edwards Aquifer.

In 2016, City Council authorized the Parks and Recreation Department to enter into an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with SARA in the amount of $476,901.00 to perform project development and management as well as program evaluation services over the life of the 2015 Venue Sales Tax election. As the City of San Antonio's project manager, SARA has successfully collaborated with consultants and existing aquifer stakeholders to develop the methodology and strategies to identify and/or develop projects for implementation with the earmarked $10 million. The term of the current ILA expires on June 30, 2021 and an extension of th...

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