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File #: 18-1050   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2018
Title: Award of Contract to Ascent Environmental for Consultant Services Associated with Environmental, Economic, and Engineering Review of the Lawrence Station Area Plan Housing Study (F19-089)
Attachments: 1. Draft Consultant Services Agreement
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Award of Contract to Ascent Environmental for Consultant Services Associated with Environmental, Economic, and Engineering Review of the Lawrence Station Area Plan Housing Study (F19-089)

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
Approval is requested to award a contract to Ascent Environmental of Sacramento, in an amount not to exceed $280,925 for consultant services associated with environmental, economic, and engineering review of the Lawrence Station Area Plan Housing Study. Approval is also requested for a 10% contingency in the amount of $28,093.

EXISTING POLICY
Pursuant to Section 2.08.040 of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code, City Council approval is required for the procurement of goods and services exceeding $100,000 in any one transaction. Consistent with the provision of Municipal Code Section 2.08.070(b)(1), contracts for the procurement of professional or specialized services may be exempted from the competitive proposal process.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered does not constitute a "project" under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15378(a) of the CEQA Guidelines as it has no potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION
The City Council adopted the Lawrence Station Area Plan (LSAP) and certified the associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on December 6, 2016 (RTC No. 16-1108). At the hearing, the Council directed staff to come back with options to increase the allowable number of housing units in the LSAP area.

Following the adoption of the LSAP, the City Council allocated $200,000 from the General Fund to the LSAP Housing Study and Sense of Place Plan (Project No. 833700, Budget Supplement #10) as part of the FY 2017/18 Adopted Budget (RTC No. 17-0193). Additional funding from the General Fund ($427,000) was included in the FY 2018/19 Budget to ...

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