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On the Agenda: City to purchase vehicles for police, code enforcement; Second hearing held for code on public project bonds

Cars will be a lead topic at Monday’s City Council meeting. The city will announce on Monday a notice inviting bids for new police patrol vehicles. City staff will also request that the city approve the purchase of four sedans for the Fleet and Code Enforcement Division. The vehicles will be sold by Goudy Honda for a total of $112,000. 
Council will also hold a second hearing on an ordinance that changes the code regarding bonds for public projects. Currently, Alhambra requires that developers put up a payment bond for projects that cost $5,000 or more. The state, however, requires bonds for projects that cost more than $25,000. Staff will recommend that the city adopt the state’s figure.
A payment bond is “a type of bond issued by a surety on behalf of a principal, such as a direct contractor, which guarantees the principal’s payment obligations to an obligee,” according to construction law experts at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP. In Alhambra’s case, the bond is used to make sure that a public project contract is completed, and that all payments for labor and materials are secured.
After the hearing, council will move to adopt the code amendment.
City Council usually meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at City Hall. Read the complete agenda below. You can also download the document or make it larger using the controls on the bottom.

City Council meeting agenda. August 10, 2015

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