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File #: 22-432    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agreement Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/27/2022 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action:
Title: a) Waive the formal bidding process, pursuant to Lake County Code Section 38.1, as an extension of an annual agreement; and (b) Consideration of Agreement for Provision of Satellite Imagery Services By Planet Labs to the County of Lake
Sponsors: Administrative Office
Attachments: 1. County of Lake Agreement - Planet Labs Inc 5-3-22
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Memorandum


Date: May 3, 2022

To: The Honorable Lake County Board of Supervisors

From: Susan Parker, County Administrative Officer

Subject: a) Waive the formal bidding process, pursuant to Lake County Code Section 38.1, as an extension of an annual agreement; and b) Consideration of Agreement for Provision of Satellite Imagery Services By Planet Labs to the County of Lake

Executive Summary:
In order to better regulate the proliferation of illegal cannabis cultivation multiple counties have employed the use of satellite imagery. This imagery has helped identify these operations and streamline the ability of code enforcement to respond. The counties using this service have contracted with Planet Labs, which has offered previously unavailable services allowing for targeted imaging of certain areas at a designated time, up to the entire boundaries of the County if needed.

Lake County is among those jurisdictions being provided funding for this satellite imagery service through a Proposition 64 - Public Health and Safety Grant. The focus of this grant is to support code enforcement operations against unlawful cannabis cultivation. On February 22, 2021, your Board approved a 12-month agreement not to exceed $49,950. A 12-month renewal of this agreement with the same terms is attached.

Staff is requesting your Board waive the formal bidding process pursuant to Lake County Code Section 38.1, as it is an extension of an annual agreement. Planet is the designated service provider pursuant to the State's grant, and Code Enforcement staff has worked towards integrating this product's hosted platform into their illegal cannabis cultivation enforcement efforts as proposed in the Proposition 64 grant. Given that the Code Enforcement division is still in the process of rehiring and training staff, it is not recommended that any agreement more expansive in scope be considered at this time. If Code Enforcement staff and other county departments are able to expand th...

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