Long Beach, CA
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File #: 10-0172    Version: 1 Name: CD - lease for Torrance Career Center
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 2/1/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/16/2010 Final action: 2/16/2010
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute any and all documents necessary for a lease between the State of California and the City of Long Beach for office space at the Torrance Career Center located at 1220 Engracia Avenue, Torrance, California, for a four-year term, at the fixed monthly base rent of $2,020.36. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Community Development
Indexes: Leases
Attachments: 1. 021610-C-9sr.pdf
Related files: 31787_000
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Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute any and all documents necessary for a lease between the State of California and the City of Long Beach for office space at the Torrance Career Center located at 1220 Engracia Avenue, Torrance, California, for a four-year term, at the fixed monthly base rent of $2,020.36. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
As the Workforce Investment Board's administering agency, the Workforce Investment Network (Network) administers the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and other employment and training funds awarded annually and throughout the year. Those funds support job-training programs and business services delivered by five One-Stop Career Centers and selected community-based organizations to assist local residents in updating skills, transitioning from a lay-off, and filling skills gaps with businesses in the local economy.

On June 23, 2009, City Council authorized the City Manager to execute all documents with the State of California (State) to accept Workforce Investment Act grants totaling $6,224,466. This initial allocation represents the Network's local share of funds to administer business and employment services for the Program Year covering the period of July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 for the workforce area consisting of Lomita, Long Beach, Signal Hill, and Torrance.

In order to better serve Torrance and Lomita, the Network has maintained a satellite presence of approximately four staff at the Torrance Career Center (Site), which is owned and operated by the State Employment Development Department (State). In partnership with the State, Network staff provides an array of integrated employment, training, and recruitment services for employers and job seekers.

Network staff is currently housed at the Site under a temporary Premises Use Permit (PUP), whereby either party can terminate the PUP with thirty (30) days' written notification. While both parties wer...

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