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PORT CITY OF <br />O � <br />_ i NEWPORT BEACH <br />City Council Staff Report <br /><i FO RN <br />June 25, 2019 <br />Agenda Item No. 9 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: Seimone Jurjis, Community Development Director - 949-644-3232, <br /> <br />PREPARED BY: Benjamin M. Zdeba, AICP, Associate Planner <br /> <br />PHONE: 949-644-3253 <br />TITLE: Professional Services Agreement with Kearns & West for General <br />Plan Update Outreach <br />ABSTRACT - <br />At its May 29, 2019 meeting, the General Plan Update Steering Committee (Steering <br />Committee) provided a unanimous recommendation that the City Council consider <br />contracting with Kearns & West (K&W) to prepare, implement, and facilitate community <br />outreach related to a future update of the General Plan. K&W has extensive experience <br />in engaging communities specific to updating complicated general plans. The Steering <br />Committee believes K&W is well qualified and will capture the community's values and <br />desires for consideration in the form of a "Vision Guide" document. The estimated cost <br />for this phase of the General Plan Update project is $452,000. This amount is covered by <br />the General Plan Update line item in the upcoming Capital Improvement Program (CIP) <br />Budget. <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 />and <br />b) Accept the General Plan Update Steering Committee's Recommendation and <br />Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Professional Services Agreement <br />with Kearns & West to prepare, implement, and facilitate an outreach program to <br />assist in preparation of a future General Plan update in an amount not to exceed <br />$452,000. <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />If adopted, the Fiscal Year 2019-20 CIP Budget includes sufficient funding for this <br />agreement as part of the General Plan Update project ($1,500,000). It will be expensed <br />to the General Fund, 01201928-980000-20M11. <br />9-1 <br />