Santa Cruz County

Agenda Item

Approve lease agreement and memorandum of understanding for Health Services laboratory space located at University of California at Santa Cruz, and take related actions, as recommended by the Directors of Public Works and Health Services


Department:DPW: Real PropertySponsors:Director John Presleigh, Health Services Agency Director Giang T. Nguyen
Category:DPW RPROP - Board LetterFunctions:Land Use & Community Services

Financial Impact

Fiscal Impact of the lease is anticapated to be $44,217 plus ancillary costs associated with start up and parking. Cost of the lease and associated costs are fully off-set with clinic revenues with no net county cost.

Board Letter

Recommended Actions

1.              Approve lease agreement for new Health Services Agency (HSA) laboratory space located at UCSC's Sinsheimer Labs Room #134; and


2.              Authorize the Director of Public Works and Director of Health Services to sign the lease agreement and memorandum of understanding.


Executive Summary

Due to the remodel of 1080 Emeline Avenue to expand medical exam rooms, the public health lab is being relocated to the University of California Santa Cruz Sinsheimer Lab.  This lease agreement finalizes a one-year partnership while alternatives are being evaluated.



On December 12, 2017, the Board received an update regarding the Health Services Agency laboratory relocation project for purposes of expanding the medical exam rooms at 1080 Emeline.  Part of that update was a partnership with the University of California Santa Cruz for use of lab space available at the Sinsheimer labs that would be suitable for the public health lab.  This item is to ratify the lease agreement for the space for a term of one-year.



Real Property has negotiated a lease with UCSC for an 867 square foot laboratory space with a rental rate of $3,684.75 per month.  Additional associated cost includes a one-time set up fee of $1,600 along with 3 parking spaces ($864 each) totaling $2,592.



Meeting History

Feb 27, 2018 9:00 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting
MOVER:John Leopold, First District Supervisor
SECONDER:Bruce McPherson, Fifth District Supervisor
AYES:John Leopold, Zach Friend, Ryan Coonerty, Greg Caput, Bruce McPherson