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File #: 2020-7574   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 2/4/2020
Title: Recommendation to Approve Eric Levitt, City Manager, Lisa Maxwell, Assistant City Attorney, and Debbie Potter, Community Development Director, as Real Property Negotiators for the Potential Sale or Lease of the Carnegie Library Building at 2264 Santa Clara Avenue and the Foster House at 1429 Oak Street. (City Manager)
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Recommendation to Approve Eric Levitt, City Manager, Lisa Maxwell, Assistant City Attorney, and Debbie Potter, Community Development Director, as Real Property Negotiators for the Potential Sale or Lease of the Carnegie Library Building at 2264 Santa Clara Avenue and the Foster House at 1429 Oak Street. (City Manager)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City of Alameda (City) has been has received private party interested in purchasing the Alameda Carnegie Library Building and the adjacent Foster House Carnegie). The inquiry initiates the need to identify real property negotiators to represent the City in connection with such prospective negotiations. As such, staff is recommending that the City Council designate City Manager Levitt, Assistant City Attorney Maxwell and Community Development Director Potter as the real property negotiators, which will allow them to meet with City Council in closed session to discuss price, terms and conditions related to a possible sale or lease, offer the Carnegie for sale or lease in a manner compliant with all applicable law and represent the City in negotiations with a public or private party.

BACKGROUND

In 2018, the City circulated a request for qualifications from parties interested in restoring and leasing the historic Alameda Carnegie Library. After reviewing qualifications and proposals and discussing term, price and conditions, no deal was reached.

In late 2019, the City was approached by a private party to explore the potential sale of the Carnegie.

DISCUSSION

Under Government Code Section 54956.8, Title 5, Division 2, Part 1, Chapter 9, the City Council must identify the real property negotiators for negotiation of the terms, price and conditions concerning real property, like the Carnegie. Staff recommends that the negotiators be Eric Levitt, City Manager, Lisa Maxwell, Assistant City Attorney and Debbie Potter, Community Development Director for the potent...

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