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rCity Council Memorandum <br /> TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL DATE: October 2, 2012 <br /> FROM: OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ITEM NO: 19 <br /> WARD: ALL <br /> SUBJECT: SEIZING OUR DESTINY—PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH GINA <br /> AIREY CONSULTING <br /> ISSUE: <br /> The issue for City Council consideration is whether to approve the Professional Services <br /> Agreement with Gina Airey Consulting. <br /> RECOMMENDATION: <br /> That the City Council: <br /> 1. Approve the attached Professional Services Agreement (Agreement) with Gina Airey <br /> Consulting; and <br /> 2. Authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to execute all documents necessary, including <br /> making minor, non-substantive changes for additional services rendered at a cost not-to- <br /> exceed $210,365. <br /> BACKGROUND: <br /> At the Mayor's State of the City in January 2009, Mayor Loveridge made a call to action for the City <br /> of Riverside to initiate the development of a new economic development strategic action plan that <br /> would guide the City in its economic development efforts. In late spring 2009, Riversiders and <br /> thought leaders came together to initiate a strategic visioning process with the goal of being forward <br /> looking and highly aspirational. The result was a modern plan for economic development, "Seizing <br /> Our Destiny: The Agenda for Riverside's Innovative Future," and a community-driven campaign that <br /> builds on the City's existing strengths to create an even better place to live, work and play for future <br /> generations. <br /> On May 26, 2009, the City Council approved the hiring of Gina Airey Consulting to facilitate the <br /> implementation phase of Seizing Our Destiny: The Agenda for Riverside's Innovative Future. <br /> Seizing Our Destiny is Riverside's community-driven campaign that builds on the City's existing <br /> strengths to create an even better place to live, work and play for future generations. Its goal is to <br /> improve quality of life, attract diverse and dynamic people, encourage innovation and work together <br /> for the common good. Riverside has the opportunity to not only continue as the region's economic <br /> engine, but to ensure its position as a leader in jobs, innovation, education and overall quality of life, <br /> 19-1 <br />