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THE CITY OF 5 <br /> L£ S�4I\TO CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br /> November 6, 2018 <br /> Community Development <br /> Planning Division <br /> TITLE: AUTHORIZE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A PROFESSIONAL <br /> SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH M-GROUP, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO <br /> EXCEED $170,000 FOR CONTRACT PLANNING SERVICES <br /> SUMMARY <br /> The Community Development Department requires temporary contract planning <br /> services for a period of up to six months, starting in mid- to late- November 2018. The <br /> contract planning services, estimated at a total cost of up to $170,000, are necessary to <br /> address a staffing shortfall that will occur with a forthcoming employee leave, and to <br /> ensure work can continue on several critical projects, including the Downtown Specific <br /> Plan Update. Following review of three proposals received, staff has recommended M- <br /> Group, based on their roster of well-qualified contract planners with the necessary <br /> expertise to provide the needed services, at billing rates competitive with the other firms <br /> surveyed. <br /> RECOMMENDATION <br /> Authorize the City Manager to execute a professional services contract with M-Group, in <br /> an amount not to exceed $170,000, for contract planning services. <br /> FISCAL IMPACT <br /> The contract total will be funded from a combination of salary savings from the <br /> employee who will be on leave, and the Planning Division FY 2018-19 budget for <br /> professional services. <br />