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Request for Committee Action

A briefing memo explaining the purpose, background, and impact of the requested action.
Contract with Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. for Federal lobbying representation (RCA-2020-00418)

ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT
Finance & Property Services and Intergovernmental Relations Department
To Committee(s)
# Committee Name Meeting Date
1 Policy & Government Oversight Committee Apr 22, 2020
Lead Staff:
Gene Ranieri and Susan Trammell
Presented By:
Gene Ranieri and Susan Trammell
Action Item(s)
# File Type Subcategory Item Description
1 Action Contract/Agreement

Authorizing a contract with Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., in an amount not to exceed $50,000, for federal lobbying representation from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021. 

Background Analysis

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. The City has contracted private firms for federal lobbying services for at least fifteen years. The contracted firms include local law firms that have a Washington, DC, office or a firm based in the nation's capital. Over the past few years federal domestic policy and program funding has focused on deregulation, and attempts to reduce federal resources.  In considering the extension of the federal representation services the decision was made earlier this year to not continue the contracts. However, the COVID 19 pandemic has resulted in increased federal policies and funding to respond to the pandemic. Therefore, IGR will enter into a contract with Lockridge Grindal Nauen to provide federal representation services related to COVID-19, aviation and transportation. The contract will run from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021. The fee ($50K) will be the same as the expired contract.