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File #: 20-0058    Version: 1 Name: PRM - Colorado Lagoon Wetland and Marine Science Education Center D3
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 12/12/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action: 1/21/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary for a Third Amendment to Lease No. 32944 with the Friends of Colorado Lagoon, for the continued tenancy and operation of the Colorado Lagoon Wetland and Marine Science Education Center, located at 5119 East Colorado Street, for a term of three years, with two, two-year renewal options, at the discretion of the City Manager; and Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary for a Third Amendment to Right-of-Entry Permit No. 32943 with the Friends of Colorado Lagoon, concurrent with the recommended action above, to allow for continued third-party maintenance of portions of the Colorado Lagoon, and authorize City Manager to amend the Use and Permit Area to add or remove areas of responsibility, as needed. (District 3)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 012120-C-11sr&att.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary for a Third Amendment to Lease No. 32944 with the Friends of Colorado Lagoon, for the continued tenancy and operation of the Colorado Lagoon Wetland and Marine Science Education Center, located at 5119 East Colorado Street, for a term of three years, with two, two-year renewal options, at the discretion of the City Manager; and

Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary for a Third Amendment to Right-of-Entry Permit No. 32943 with the Friends of Colorado Lagoon, concurrent with the recommended action above, to allow for continued third-party maintenance of portions of the Colorado Lagoon, and authorize City Manager to amend the Use and Permit Area to add or remove areas of responsibility, as needed. (District 3)

DISCUSSION
On December 18, 2012, the City Council authorized Lease No. 32944 (Lease) with the Friends of Colorado Lagoon (FOCL), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, for tenancy of a 400-square-foot City-owned facility, at 5119 East Colorado Street, commonly known as the Colorado Lagoon Wetland and Marine Science Educational Center (WAMSEC). For the past six years, FOCL has used the WAMSEC for the purposes of conducting educational programming and general advocacy for the Colorado Lagoon (Lagoon), in tandem with the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM).

In addition to the Lease for the WAMSEC, the City Council also authorized the execution of Right-of-Entry Permit No. 32943 (Permit), which facilitated FOCL’s revegetation and maintenance of portions of the Lagoon, pursuant to a grant received from the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles River and Mountains Conservancy. While FOCL has completed much of the grant-funded revegetation of the Lagoon, it still performs some revegetation and ongoing maintenance, at its discretion. However, it should be noted that although FOCL is continuing to provide revegetation and maintenan...

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