May 8, 2013

And the winner is......

On Tuesday, May 14, the City is fixin to FINALLY select a contractor team responsible for updating the Southeast Area Development Improvement Plan (SEADIP).

Nearly a year ago (May 2012), the City was awarded a $929,000 grant from the Strategic Growth Council of the California Department of Conservation for said plan update. In early 2013, the City solicited bids from contractor teams interested in taking on this project.

After review of the submitted bids and interviews of the various teams, the City is recommending selection of The Planning Center/DC&E. Further, the City has identified up to $299,000 in “matching funds” from the Development Services Fund (SR137) to pay for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that will ultimately need to be prepared for this exercise. All told, the proposed contract amount would be $1,228,000. 

Good luck, The Planning Center.

Immediately following selection of the contractor team, there is another Council agenda item which merits discussion. However, that will be the subject of my next post. Stay tuned.....