Council to Consider New Bus Advertising Contract

Turlock City Council will considering approving a contract with Stott Outdoor Advertising to sell and maintain advertising on the exterior of Turlock buses on Tuesday.

The City of Turlock has contracted Alan Seaton Consulting Services to sell and maintaining advertisement on Turlock’s “Blast” and “Dart” buses, with $500 of the sales going to the City.

However, last year, staff was contacted by business expressing interest in providing the same service and Councilmember Amy Bublak requested a review of the process. On Oct. 24, 2014, the City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the advertising services, which two companies submitted proposals.

Only two companies, Stott Outdoor Advertising, of Chico, and Alan Seaton, submitted proposals for the advertising services. Stott was deemed to best meeting the needs of the RFP. Stott’s proposal, if approved on Tuesday, would give the City of Turlock at least $3,000 per month for the first year of the three-year contract, and $4,200 per month the following two years.

That money, according to the staff report, goes toward purchasing bus passes for local charitable organizations. The City will distribute bus passes to We Care, United Samaritan Foundation, Turlock Gospel Mission, Children’s Crisis Center, Haven Women’s Center, Salvation Army – Turlock, and Turlock Unified School District.

As part of the contract, Stott Outdoor Advertising will market the advertising space only to persons, companies, or businesses who agree to participate in the City’s transit program.

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council will also:

  • Vote on the final reading of the “Potter’s Land” rezoning.
  • Consider accepting and endorsing the City Manager’s appointment of Kellie Jacobs-Hunter to the position of Administrative Services Director.
  • Consider approving a new fee schedule to the lease agreement between the City of Turlock and The Carnegie Arts Center Foundation for the City owned area and building located at 250 N. Broadway.

Turlock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Yosemite Room of City Hall, 156 S. Broadway.

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