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File #: 22-062    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 12/21/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action: 1/25/2022
Title: Recommendation to: A) Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager to execute an agreement with Political Solutions, LLC for state legislative advocacy services for the term of January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 in the amount of $96,000; and B) Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager to execute an agreement with Cruz Strategies, LLC for state legislative advocacy services for the term of January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023 in the amount of $96,000; and C) Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager to execute an agreement with Carpi and Clay, LLC for federal legislative advocacy services for the term of January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 in the amount of $96,000; and D) Approve the San Mateo County 2022 Legislative Session Program; and E) Accept a report on new laws going into effect in California in 2022.
Attachments: 1. 20220125_r_State Advocacy Services_Political Solutions.pdf, 2. 20220125_r_State Advocacy Services_Cruz Strategies.pdf, 3. 20220125_r_Federal Advocacy Services_Carpi and Clay.pdf, 4. 20220125_r_2022 County Legislative Program.pdf, 5. 20220125_a_Political Solutions.pdf, 6. 20220125_a_Cruz Strategies.pdf, 7. 20220125_a_Carpi & Clay.pdf, 8. 20220125_att_Political Solutions_Property & Liability Insurance.pdf, 9. 20220125_att_Political Solutions_coverage letter.pdf, 10. 20220125_att_Political Solution_Excess Limits Insurance.pdf, 11. 20220125_att_Cruz Strategies_Insurance.pdf, 12. 20220125_att_Carpi & Clay_Liability Insurance.Pdf, 13. 20220125_att_2022 County Legislative Program_redline_FINAL.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Connie Juarez-Diroll, Legislative Officer

Subject: State and Federal Advocacy Services Agreements, 2022 Legislative Session Program, and New Laws for 2022

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation to:

A) Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager to execute an agreement with Political Solutions, LLC for state legislative advocacy services for the term of January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 in the amount of $96,000; and

B) Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager to execute an agreement with Cruz Strategies, LLC for state legislative advocacy services for the term of January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023 in the amount of $96,000; and

C) Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager to execute an agreement with Carpi and Clay, LLC for federal legislative advocacy services for the term of January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 in the amount of $96,000; and

D) Approve the San Mateo County 2022 Legislative Session Program; and

E) Accept a report on new laws going into effect in California in 2022.

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BACKGROUND:
In the fall of 2021, the County issued competitive Requests for Proposals (RFP) for state and federal advocacy services. A committee of the Board, as well as County staff, conducted interviews and recommended that the County contract for state lobbying services with the firms of Political Solutions, LLC ("Political Solutions") and Cruz Strategies, LLC ("Cruz Strategies") with a division of their respective policy areas of focus, as follows: Political Solutions (early learning and childcare, health and hospitals, social services, housing and child support) and Cruz Strategies (elections, land use, local government, public safety, tax and finance, transportation, housing and environment). The same committee also recommended that the County contract for federal lobbying ...

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