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TO: HONORABLE MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL
FROM: CITY MANAGER
DATE: MARCH 16, 2004
SUBJECT: 2005 BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE (BRAC) PROCESS
Consider a financial contribution to the Los Angeles Air Force Base Regional Alliance.
At their meeting of February 3, 2004 the City Council took a position of opposition to closure or relocation of the Los Angeles Air Force Base and authorized the Mayor to send a letter in opposition to the closure. The City Council also considered a financial contribution to the Regional Alliance, but was unsure how the money would be utilized. Staff was directed to invite a representative from the Alliance to address their questions at a future Council meeting.
The City Council has taken action opposing the closure of the Air Force Base and may wish to make a financial contribution to the Regional Alliance opposing the closure. Staff has been informed that the County of Los Angeles has appropriated $100,000 for the Los Angeles Air Force Base Regional Alliance and the Cities of El Segundo, Torrance and Redondo Beach have each contributed $20,000 to the Alliance. If the City of Rancho Palos Verdes decides to make a financial contribution, an amount of $5,000 to$10,000 would probably be appropriate based on our revenues relative to the other cities that are contributing.
Mr. Jerry Say is expected to be present this evening to address any questions the City Council may have regarding the Alliance.