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File #: 2090-2019    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 10/15/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: 11/5/2019 Final action: 11/5/2019
Title: Membership in Regional Government Services Authority
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Resolution
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Steve Potter, City Manager

Prepared By: Desiree Brun, Deputy City Manager

TITLE:
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Membership in Regional Government Services Authority

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RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Recommendation

Adopt a resolution authorizing the City of Napa to become a member of the Regional Government Services Authority, a Joint Powers Authority.
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DISCUSSION:
Regional Government Services Authority ("RGS") is a Joint Powers Authority formed by California public agencies to serve the needs of cities and other local government agencies. RGS' purpose is to provide expertise and administrative support exclusively for public agencies. RGS is totally fee supported, charging client agencies for services. They have the experienced staff to assist agencies with managing special projects, conducting independent operational assessments, assisting new or acting staff, and consulting on best practices in human resources and municipal finance.
Membership in RGS is not required for the City to contract for the fee-based services provided by RGS. However, by becoming a member of RGS, the City Manager, or the City Manager's designee, serves on the RGS Board of Directors, which provides executive oversight regarding the services provided by RGS, helping ensure that RGS' services remain attuned to the needs of the City and other local government agencies throughout the state. Each director on the on the RGS Board of Directors is also eligible for appointment by the Board to the RGS Executive Committee. There is no cost to become an RGS member, and RGS provides each member a yearly training stipend to offset the small amount of time spent on JPA governance. The training stipend is currently $10,000 per member.
Current members of RGS include the cities of Dublin, Larkspur, Walnut Creek and the Town of Yountville. Upon Council's adoption of the recommended resolution, the City manager will designate the Assistant City Manager to serve on the...

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