Long Beach, CA
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File #: 14-0169    Version: 1 Name: CM - Street Sweeping
Type: Agenda Item Status: Withdrawn
File created: 2/19/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/4/2014 Final action: 3/4/2014
Title: WITHDRAWN Recommendation to receive a report on the results of the Request for Proposals (RFP) and Proposition “L” analysis related to contracting for street sweeping services; direct City Manager to proceed with a meet-and-confer process with the impacted recognized employee organization (IAM); and direct City Manager to return to the City Council within 30 days for further direction. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager, Financial Management
Attachments: 1. 030414-R-15sr&att.pdf
Related files: 14-0149, 11-0264
TITLE
WITHDRAWN
Recommendation to receive a report on the results of the Request for Proposals (RFP) and Proposition “L” analysis related to contracting for street sweeping services; direct City Manager to proceed with a meet-and-confer process with the impacted recognized employee organization (IAM); and direct City Manager to return to the City Council within 30 days for further direction. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
Consistent with the Adopted Budgets for FY 13 and FY 14, several City services have been under review for potential contracting as cost saving measures. Street sweeping services is one of these services.

Overview of Services

The City’s street sweeping operation is managed by the Environmental Services Bureau of the Public Works Department. In 2012, City staff swept 156,537 curb miles and 119 million square feet of surface area at City facilities. Currently, the City provides once per week sweeping of all streets; sweeping is performed Tuesday through Friday. To minimize neighborhood parking impacts, opposite sides of the street are swept on different days. Various public parking lots and City facilities are swept at least weekly. Street medians and alleys are swept upon request. Each year, the City provides sweeping support to at least nine special events, including the Long Beach Grand Prix (GP).

The City’s sweeping operation collects approximately 10,700 tons of debris annually. Debris is transferred from sweepers into roll-off boxes and transported to a local transfer station. All debris is diverted from the waste stream.

All streets have posted parking restrictions to facilitate the street sweeping operation. In most areas of the City, sweeping areas have four-hour parking restricted time zones. A few smaller areas have one- to two-hour time zones. Cars are required to be removed from streets during those time periods. Parking Control Checkers follow the sweepers and cite vehicles that obstruct the street sweeping efforts. Parking c...

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