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File #: 20-1662    Version: 1 Name: 11/16/20 Resolution to Approve an Amendment to the Personal Services Agreement with Julie Roth, for Support Related to Administering Renewable Energy Programs ($30,000).
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/30/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/16/2020
Enactment date: 11/16/2020 Enactment #: R-20-437
Title: Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Personal Services Agreement with Julie Roth, for Support Related to Administering the Ann Arbor Solarize Program ($30,000).
Attachments: 1. Original Contract for ROTH, JULIE KAYE.pdf, 2. Amend 1 Julie Personal Services Agreement 2020-11-04
Title
Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Personal Services Agreement with Julie Roth, for Support Related to Administering the Ann Arbor Solarize Program ($30,000).
Memorandum
Having adopted the A2ZERO Carbon Neutrality Plan, the City of Ann Arbor established the goal of having 100% renewable energy powering our electric grid. One activity highlighted in A2ZERO to help advance this goal was local distributed generation (rooftop, ground mounted, and community solar). To help operationalize this goal, the City launched a pilot program called Ann Arbor Solarize. This program was conceived and piloted for the first time in the late fall of 2019 in partnership with Ann Arbor resident, Julie Roth. The pilot proved more successful than anticipated (higher number of attendees, higher solar installations than anticipated, better feedback than expected).

Based on the success of the initial pilot, in the spring of 2020, the City contracted with Julie Roth to develop more pilot events for the Ann Arbor Solarize program, and to run the administration, implementation, and evaluation of those additional pilots. The initial personal services contract with Ms. Roth was for $20,000.

Having completed the first full year of the program, the City finds the program to have notably advanced solar energy development in the local community while consistently received positive feedback. Based on this, the City is looking to expand the program throughout at least the remainder of this Fiscal Year. This contract amendment will raise the contract with Ms. Roth from $20,000 to $50,000 and will run until June 30, 2021, affording her more time and resources to continue growing and expanding the program.

Budget and Fiscal Impact: Funds are available for the contract amendment in the Office of Sustainability and Innovations approved budget. As such, there will be no budget impact.
Staff
Prepared by: Missy Stults, Office of Sustainability and Innovations
Reviewed by: Tim Wilh...

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