RESOLUTION NO. 792
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, APPROVING A CONTRACT WITH PIERCE COUNTY COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER GROUP, LLC, FOR PRODUCTION, PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CITY NEWS AND INFORMATION WITHIN THE NEW UNIVERSITY PLACE PRESS NEWSPAPER TO BE PUBLISHED AND DISTRIBUTED EVERY TWO WEEKS WITHIN THE CITY
WHEREAS, since at least 2012, University Place has grappled with potential changes in how we provide information about City activities and services to those we serve. The City has historically used three primary means of making information available and disseminating it to residents: the City's website, the self-created, commercially printed and direct mailed University Place Headlines newsletter, and UPTV; and
WHEREAS, in 2015, the discussion has focused primarily on the City's self-published U.P. Headlines, and in order to assess alternatives to the Headlines, staff developed and issued a competitive Request for Proposals for News Services, seeking a cost-effective alternative to its self-produced and published newsletter that would increase frequency to allow for more timely dissemination of City news and information; and
WHEREAS, the City received three good proposals, and after extensive staff evaluation and City Council study, the proposal by Pierce County Community Newspaper Group, LLC ("PCCNG") was selected as the preferred proposal; and
WHEREAS, Staff and PCCNG have negotiated a contract which provides for production, publication and distribution of City news and information within the new University Place Press newspaper to be published and distributed every two weeks within the City;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Contract Approval. The City Council of the City of University Place hereby approves the attached contract with Pierce County Community Newspaper Group, LLC substantially in the form attached hereto for production, publication and distribution of City news and information within the new University Place Press newspaper to be published and distributed every two weeks within the City.
Section 2. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 5, 2015.
Denise McCluskey, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
_______________________________Steve Victor, City Attorney