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File #: 2021-1068   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Animal Shelter Operator Agreement with the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) for an Amount Not to Exceed $997,818 in Fiscal Year 2021-22; with an Escalator for the Second Year, and an Allowance for Up To Four Two-Year Extensions, for a Total of Up To 10 Years. (City Manager 10021030)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Shelter Services Agreement
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Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Animal Shelter Operator Agreement with the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) for an Amount Not to Exceed $997,818 in Fiscal Year 2021-22; with an Escalator for the Second Year, and an Allowance for Up To Four Two-Year Extensions, for a Total of Up To 10 Years. (City Manager 10021030)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) has been providing animal shelter services to the City of Alameda (City) under a service agreement that will expire in July of 2021. The City also has a lease with FAAS to occupy the animal shelter facility. This staff report includes staff's recommendation for the City Council to approve a new operator agreement that would contain the terms in the current service agreement and lease, allowing FAAS to continue to provide animal shelter services at the current location.

BACKGROUND

Animal control shelters are regulated under the California Food and Agriculture Code and the California Civil and Penal codes. Those regulations mandate that city and county animal control shelters and/or its agencies provide care to animals housed in an animal control shelter to prevent spread of disease, to protect the animals, and protect the public good.
Prior to 2012, Alameda's animal shelter and animal control services were managed by the City and operated by the Police Department. Following steep budget cuts during the recession, FAAS took over animal shelter services in 2012, with animal control remaining under the Police Department. In 2017, the City and FAAS renegotiated their contract to continue to provide this service to the community, including a lease between the City and FAAS for the building at 1590 Fortmann Way. Both the service agreement and the current lease agreement expire in July 2021.
FAAS has been a solid partner, providing a high level of service to the community, including op...

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