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Q SEW Pp�T <br />CITY OF <br />�m <br />z NEWPORT BEACH <br />c�<,FORN'P City Council Staff Report <br />March 27, 2018 <br />Agenda Item No. 12 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: Dave Kiff, City Manager - 949-644-3001, <br />dkiff _newportbeachca.gov <br />PREPARED BY: Dave Kiff, City Manager <br />TITLE: AB 2464 (Harper), Professional Services Agreement with Schmitz <br />and Associates, Budget Amendment <br />ABSTRACT - <br />This item is back on the Agenda following a discussion on March 20, 2018 between me <br />and Council Members Dixon and Peotter, along with contacts with Don Schmitz. That <br />discussion led to the recommended actions presented below. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />a) Determine this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) <br />pursuant to Sections 15060(c)(2) and 15060(c)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines because <br />this action will not result in a physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly; <br />b) Authorize the Mayor to send a letter to Assembly Member Matthew Harper in support <br />of AB 2464 or a similar Harper bill; <br />c) Authorize the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with <br />Schmitz and Associates, including work with Henschel Government Affairs, with a not - <br />to -exceed amount of $120,000; <br />d) Identify Council Member Dixon and Council Member Peotter as the contacts to work <br />with staff and Mr. Schmitz and Mr. Henschel on this issue as it progresses forward; <br />and <br />e) Approve Budget Amendment 18BA-032 in the amount of $120,000 from the General <br />Plan Update CIP, 01201928-980000-18M12, to the City Council Professional Services <br />budget, 01005005-811008. <br />12-1 <br />