JULY 19, 2005 NCCP CONTRACT AMENDMENT JULY 19, 2005 NCCP CONTRACT AMENDMENT

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUILDING, AND CODE ENFORCEMENT

DATE: JULY 19, 2005

SUBJECT: NCCP CONTRACT AMENDMENT

RECOMMENDATION

Approve an amendment to the contract with the City’s NCCP consultant (URS Corporation) in an amount of $25,000 for miscellaneous follow-up tasks related to the completion and implementation of the City’s NCCP.

BACKGROUND

On May 4, 1999, the City Council agreed to enter into an agreement with a biological consulting firm (Dames & Moore, which later became URS Corporation) to prepare and complete the City’s NCCP Program. As the Council is aware, the NCCP Subarea Plan, Final EIR and Implementing Agreement were approved by the City Council in August 2004. Notwithstanding, it is expected that the services of the City’s NCCP consultant will be needed through the FY 05-06 fiscal year for miscellaneous follow-up tasks related to the NCCP, since final approval of the NCCP by the resource agencies has not yet occurred. The City’s approved FY 05-06 budget earmarks $50,000 for such as-needed tasks. Therefore, with the new fiscal year, Staff is seeking to increase the existing NCCP services contract in an amount of $25,000 to cover any NCCP follow-up costs that may arise.

DISCUSSION

The current contract amount for the City’s NCCP consultant is $143,686. With this contract amendment of $25,000, the total amount of the current contract will be $168,686. As discussed in the consultant’s June 14, 2005 contract amendment proposal (attached), this contract amendment will allow the consultant to respond to any NCCP related follow-up tasks that may be needed in response to resource agency issues or questions or as a result of implementing the finalized NCCP.

FISCAL IMPACT

The total cost of the currently proposed contract amendment will be $25,000. There is $50,000 allocated to NCCP follow-up in the City’s current FY 05-06 budget. As a result, a budget adjustment is not necessary.

ALTERNATIVES

In addition to Staff's recommendation presented at the beginning of this Staff Report, the following alternative is also available to the City Council:

1) Take no action to amend the contract at this time and direct Staff to prepare a more detailed analysis of the submitted proposal and available funds.

CONCLUSION

Although the City’s NCCP has been completed, final approval of the NCCP by the resource agencies has not yet occurred. Therefore, it is expected that the services of the City’s NCCP consultant will be needed through the FY 05-06 fiscal year for miscellaneous follow-up tasks related to the NCCP. As a result, Staff is seeking to increase the existing NCCP services contract in an amount of $25,000. There is $50,000 allocated to NCCP follow-up in the City’s current FY 05-06 budget.

Respectfully submitted:

Joel Rojas,

Director of Planning, Building

and Code Enforcement

Reviewed:

Les Evans

City Manager

Attachments

Amendment to Agreement letter dated August 19, 2004