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File #: 2019-785    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Non-Consent Status: Passed
File created: 11/21/2019 In control: LEGISLATIVE AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/9/2019
Title: LEGISLATIVE CONCEPTS
Sponsors: Jim Herberg
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report
FROM: James D. Herberg, General Manager

SUBJECT:

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LEGISLATIVE CONCEPTS
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GENERAL MANAGER'S RECOMMENDATION

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RECOMMENDATION:

Approve Legislative Concept 2: Amend Public Contracting Code for sanitation districts to allow sanitation districts, whose service area includes a population of more than 1 million, the opportunity to utilize Job Order Contracting as a bid procurement procedure. This change should be an addition to Public Contract Code, Division 2, Part 3, Chapter 1, Article 50.
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BACKGROUND

The Sanitation District is a leader in the wastewater industry and known for being innovative and resourceful. At the direction of the Legislative and Public Affairs Committee, staff has identified three potential legislative bills that the Orange County Sanitation District (Sanitation District) could carry or co-sponsor in the coming legislative cycles that would help further the mission of the Sanitation District and help our agency deliver services more efficiently and effectively.

RELEVANT STANDARDS

* Build brand, trust, and support with policy makers and community leaders
* Ensure the public's money is wisely spent
* Maintain influential legislative advocacy and a public outreach program
* Listen to and seriously consider community input on environmental concerns

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

At the November 4 Legislative and Public Affairs Committee meeting, Townsend Public Affairs provided an update on four possible legislative concepts. Staff was advised to review three of the concepts and provide a recommendation at the December 9 Committee meeting. Following is an overview on each concept and a recommendation.




Legislative Concept 1: Amend Public Contracting Code for Sanitation Districts to modify the bid advertising requirement.

In 2018, Assemblyman Daly ran Assembly Bill 2003, sponsored by the Sanitation District. The bill aimed to expand the allowable public notification methods for construction bids to include i...

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