Last month the City’s Community Development Department issued a “Request for Qualifications” (RFQ) seeking proposals from qualified consulting firms to conduct a comprehensive review and update to the City’s Zoning Ordinance.
The City received nine (9) proposals from a range of planning and legal consulting firms, and all have been checked to verify that the required materials and information were included with each submission.
The City planning staff will now begin evaluating and scoring the proposals, but an invitation was also extended to the three (3) Council-at-Large Representatives and the Chairpersons for the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals to participate in the review process too.
The Council and Commission member participation in the review process is voluntary and scoring of the proposals will be based only on the number of completed reviewer packets actually received so any invited volunteer reviewer who cannot participate, will not affect the final scoring — but as the leaders of their respective public bodies we thought it was important to get their input in selecting the firm that they will be working with in performing this important update.
The staff is hoping to have the completed reviewer scoring sheets for all nine (9) consulting firms back by 4 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018.
A quick tabulation will follow and then a short list for possible interviews with the leading firms will likely be arranged.
If all goes well, we may to be in a position to get the new firm started in March.