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,EW�RrR <br />CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />04 <br />COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC <br />DEVELOPMENT <br />• °' aa" <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />3300 NEWPORT BOULEVARD <br />NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92658 <br />(714) 644 -3200; FAX (714) 644 -3250 <br />Hearing Date: <br />Agenda Item <br />No.: <br />Staff Person: <br />REPORT TO THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL <br />April 10, 2001 <br />18 <br />Sharon Z. Wood <br />(949) 644 -3222 <br />SUBJECT: Recommendations from General Plan Update Committee on <br />Community Outreach "Visioning" Process, Composition of General <br />Plan Advisory Committee, and Consultant Selection <br />SUGGESTED <br />ACTIONS: 1) Approve the Visioning Process and authorize the City Manager to <br />execute an agreement with Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. for an <br />amount not to exceed $221,500. <br />2) Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Newport <br />Beach Establishing a General Plan Advisory Committee. <br />• 3) Direct staff and the General Plan Update Committee to prepare <br />and circulate Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for certain technical <br />studies and preparation of the General Plan update. <br />The City Council appointed the General Plan Update Committee in May 2000, and charged it <br />with designing a preliminary community outreach program, conducting the program if approved <br />by the Council, making a recommendation on the scale and scope of a General Plan update, and <br />identifying the resources necessary to accomplish the update. The Committee has been meeting <br />biweekly since its members were appointed in October. They have developed a set of <br />recommendations, with the assistance of a consultant who specializes in public participation for <br />planning, and with input from members of the public who have attended the Committee <br />meetings. <br />DISCUSSION <br />Visioning Process <br />"Visioning" is the term the Committee has come to use for the initial community outreach <br />• program the City will use to find out what the citizens of Newport Beach want for the future of <br />the community, i.e., what they want the General Plan to achieve, or at least strive for. <br />The City retained Carolyn Verheyen of Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG) to help define the <br />visioning process. MIG specializes in public participation for planning, and has provided these <br />