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File #: ACT 20-027   
Section: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Council Sustainability Committee
Agenda Date: 3/9/2020 Final action:
Subject: Franchise Agreement: Discuss Possible Approaches to a New Solid Waste Franchise Agreement and Provide Direction to Staff
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report
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DATE:                     March 9, 2020


TO:                     Council Sustainability Committee


FROM:                     Director of Public Works




Franchise Agreement:  Discuss Possible Approaches to a New Solid Waste Franchise Agreement and Provide Direction to Staff                     




That the Council Sustainability Committee discusses two main options regarding the Franchise Agreement and provides direction to staff.




The City holds a franchise agreement with Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) to provide solid waste, recycling, and organic materials, collection, and processing services. The current agreement commenced March 1, 2015 and is scheduled to expire March 1, 2022. The agreement includes the option to extend it for three 12-month periods, so if the City decided to extend the contract the maximum numbers of times, the agreement would expire March 1, 2025. This report presents two main options regarding the City’s decision to either enter into exclusive negotiations with WMAC or prepare and release a request for proposals (RFP). This report provides a list of advantages and disadvantages associated with extending the current agreement or releasing an RFP, as well as suggested services and performance requirements that may be included in the next solid waste franchise agreement.



Attachment I                                          Staff Report