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File #: 190496.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 10/2/2019 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 10/17/2019 Final action: 10/17/2019
Title: Proposed City of Gainesville, FL - Comprehensive Plan Scope of Work (B) This item involves requesting City Commission input and approval regarding the proposed City of Gainesville, FL - Comprehensive Plan Scope of Work.
Attachments: 1. 190496A_EAR-CompPlan_RFP_FINAL_10-2-19_20191017, 2. 190496B_DEO - EAR Notification Letter_20191017, 3. 190496C_Race-Equity Subcommittee Presentation backup 10-1-19_20191017, 4. 190496_C-Johnson Comp Plan Draft Resolution_20191017.pdf
Title
Proposed City of Gainesville, FL - Comprehensive Plan Scope of Work (B)

This item involves requesting City Commission input and approval regarding the proposed City of Gainesville, FL - Comprehensive Plan Scope of Work.

Explanation
Per direction of the City Commission, staff recently corresponded with the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to indicate that the City had evaluated its Comprehensive Plan and determined that no amendments are necessary to reflect changes in State of Florida applicable requirements.

Instead, staff would update the Comprehensive Plan in a more substantive manner consistent with City Commission direction with no obligation to meet any existing State of Florida statutory timelines.

Since sending this correspondence to the State of Florida, staff has drafted a proposed Scope of Work for City Commission consideration that attempts to: 1) set out the parameters of the Update to the Comprehensive Plan; 2) provides a structure to ensure a maximum level of civic engagement in this important community endeavor; and, finally, 3) stresses a few underlying themes that need to be motivate the direction of the overall Update efforts.

This Scope of Work is intended to be incorporated into a future solicitation for professional services so that staff can partner on this effort with a private planning consultant. The scope contemplates creating opportunities for the primary consultant to hire locally based civic engagement sub-consultants such as non-profits and other community based organizations to create opportunities for participatory planning and to conduct focused engagement with diverse communities.

Some additional specifics of the proposed Scope of Work are as follows:

1. The Plan Update has a 10 year planning horizon through 2030
2. There is a heavy emphasis on public outreach/citizen engagement and so the structure contemplates an internal City (GG, GRU, CA) team, an outside agency technical team,...

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