June 8, 2021
FROM: Department of City Manager
SUBJECT: Fontana Chamber of Commerce Agreement Amendment

Approve and authorize the City Manager to execute the amendment of the contractual services agreement between the City of Fontana and Fontana Chamber of Commerce in an amount of $150,000, to provide services and outreach to the business community, as well as develop and implement a COVID Recovery Program for Fontana Businesses. 

* To operate in a businesslike manner by becoming more service oriented.
* To promote economic development by concentrating on job creation.
* To promote economic development by striving to constantly improve the city's competitiveness.
The City of Fontana and the Fontana Chamber of Commerce have had a business services agreement in place for more than ten (10) years. Pursuant to the attached amendment, the Fontana Chamber of Commerce will continue to provide support for Fontana's business community. Included in the business services agreement are services to support the City of Fontana's efforts in the areas of economic development, community enhancement activities and visitors and resident information services.

In addition to what is being recommended by staff, the Fontana Chamber of Commerce is requesting an additional $100,000 to develop and implement a COVID Recovery Program for the businesses in the City in support of business expansion and jobs.  The Chamber will utilize a contracted public relations firm to manage a joint venture between the City, Chamber, NAIOP local chapter, and other key partners to generate a positive environment for new business, business expansion and the advancement of entrepreneurship.  A strategic plan will be established to support the image of business leadership in Fontana. The COVID Recovery Program will be managed by the Chamber President and Executive Director and included as part of the quarterly report back to the City.

In consideration of the COVID Recovery Program City shall pay to the Chamber a onetime payment of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) payable upon approval of the First Amendment.    

The cost of the contract as recommended has been included in the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22. 

Approve staff recommendation.
Description: Type:
Contractual Services Agreement_MS-119-CM-20 Backup Material
First Amendment _ MS-119-CM-20 Backup Material