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June 25, 2019, Contract Authorized for Outreach Efforts 

At its meeting on June 25, 2019, the City Council authorized the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional services agreement with Kearns & West, Inc. to prepare, implement, and facilitate the community outreach related to the future General Plan update.  K & W has extensive experience in public relations and community engagement specific to updating complicated general plans. Staff is presently working to execute the contract and anticipates kicking off work with K & W mid-July. The first step will be to draft an outline and timeline for the work program moving forward. Staff and K & W will have more information to present at the next General Plan Update Steering Committee meeting held on a date to be determined.

May 29, 2019, Steering Committee Meeting 

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the General Plan Update Steering Committee met to review the Scope of Services and Cost Schedule submitted with Kearns & West's proposal in response to RFP# 19-69. The Committee provided a unanimous recommendation that the City Council approve a professional services agreement (PSA) with Kearns & West. The PSA is anticipated to come before the City Council for review on June 25, 2019.

May 15, 2019, Steering Committee Meeting 

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the General Plan Update Steering Committee interviewed the qualified proposers in response to RFP# 19-69. In the end, the Committee agreed to pursue Kearns & West. Staff indicated it would review the cost estimate information for feasibility and report back at the following meeting.

May 1, 2019, Steering Committee Meeting 

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, the General Plan Update Steering Committee met to discuss the review process going forward regarding the proposals received in response to RFP# 19-69.

April 26, 2019, Responses to RFP# 19-69 Received

On Friday, April 26, 2019, at 11 a.m., the request for proposals (RFP) deadline passed and the City received five proposals. Those include the following in alphabetical order:

April 15, 2019, Q&A Posted for RFP# 19-69

Consistent with the schedule outlined in the request for proposals (RFP), the questions received from respondents and their responses have been posted online. You may view them here. For more information on the RFP, see the entry for March 25, 2019, below.

April 3, 2019, Steering Committee Meeting 

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the General Plan Update Steering Committee was given presentations from staff on a few topics of interest. Senior Planner Jaime Murillo gave the Committee and attendees an overview of the General Plan Housing Element, as well as the upcoming Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA). City Traffic Engineer Tony Brine touched on the Circulation Element and provided the basics on the City’s traffic model. Lastly, Deputy Community Development Director Jim Campbell led a discussion on some of the current General Plan mandates from the State. 

March 25, 2019, Request for Proposals (RFP) # 19-69 Posted 

With the guidance of the Steering Committee and the community, the request for proposals (RFP) was drafted and finalized. It has been posted online to PlanetBids. It is also available for reference here. The due date is April 26, 2019. For additional information, please contact RFP Administrator Anthony Nguyen, Purchasing Agent at 949-644-3080 or by email at anguyen@newportbeachca.gov.

March 20, 2019, Steering Committee Meeting 

 

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the General Plan Update Steering Committee met to review the revised draft request for proposals (RFP) and, with few changes, directed staff to finalize and publish the RFP. The Committee was also given a presentation on the Harbor Commission's recent visioning workshops by Commissioner Paul Blank, as well as a presentation on current General Plan online resources.

March 6, 2019, Steering Committee Meeting 

On March 6, 2019, the General Plan Update Steering Committee held its third meeting in the Central Library Friends Room. The Committee, as well as members of the public who attended, worked to refine the draft request for proposals (RFP) for consulting services for community engagement related to the General Plan Update.

February 20, 2019, Steering Committee Meeting 

The newly created General Plan Update Steering Committee held its first meeting on February 20, 2019, in the Civic Center Community Room. The Committee reviewed and discussed a draft request for proposals (RFP) for consulting services. 

February 13, 2019, Community Meeting

Thanks to all who attended the first community meeting at Marina Park on February 13, 2019!

The purpose of the meeting was to provide an opportunity to introduce the General Plan Update and to get some initial feedback on the anticipated process. Also discussed was how to stay informed and participate.

With a little over 50 community members in attendance, there was a very productive forum with great questions, comments and suggestions. If you would like to check out the PowerPoint presentation from this meeting, please click here.

Check back later for additional materials from this meeting, including a "Q&A" rundown.

 

 

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