Long Beach, CA
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File #: 09-0168    Version: 1 Name: TS-Space at City's radio transmitter facilities
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 1/30/2009 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/17/2009 Final action: 2/17/2009
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute lease agreements with Long Beach City College, Long Beach Transit, Long Beach Unified School District, St. Mary Medical Center, Southern California Gas Company, City of Cerritos, and City of Signal Hill, to use space at the City’s radio transmitter facilities. The term of the proposed leases is five years, and shall be renewed for an additional five years, subject to the approval of the City Manager. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Technology Services
Indexes: Agreements, Leases
Attachments: 1. 021709-C-12sr.pdf
Related files: 31387_000, 31236_000, 31129_000, 31130_000, 31145_000, 31185_000, 31072_000, 10-0110
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute lease agreements with Long Beach City College, Long Beach Transit, Long Beach Unified School District, St. Mary Medical Center, Southern California Gas Company, City of Cerritos, and City of Signal Hill, to use space at the City’s radio transmitter facilities. The term of the proposed leases is five years, and shall be renewed for an additional five years, subject to the approval of the City Manager. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
The City of Long Beach manages and maintains the City's main radio transmitter facility (Site) atop Signal Hill. The Site, located at 2321 Stanley Avenue in the City of Signal Hill, is strategically located to serve Long Beach. In addition to supporting the City's own transmissions, the Site is leased to several other agencies to allow transmission of their radio signals.

In 2003, the City renewed the lease agreements with tenants including Long Beach City College, Long Beach Transit, Long Beach Unified School District, St. Mary Medical Center, Southern California Gas Company, City of Cerritos, and City of Signal Hill for a six-year term. Incorporated in the agreements were the Master Operation Plan and the Technical Site Rules that had previously been adopted. These two documents will also be included in the new agreements, but will have no revisions. In addition to the Signal Hill site, there are other transmitter sites in the City that can be used for the same purpose. At this time, it is necessary to initiate renewed lease agreements to adjust the tower lease rates. The new contracts cover lease options at the Signal Hill site as well as other City locations as well.

In developing the proposed lease rates, the intent was to remain competitive while fully recovering the cost to operate the sites by allocating a portion of the costs to tenants based on their equipment requirements at the site. A survey of similar sites indicated that our current rates are below the market. As a re...

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