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File #: 2020-756    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/28/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/12/2021 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATES (ESA) TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES RELATED TO DEVELOPMENT OF CELLS 3, 4 AND 5 AT THE 157-ACRE SITE, TO BE PAID FOR BY THE DEVELOPER (CITY COUNCIL)
Sponsors: Community Services
Attachments: 1. EXHIBIT 1- Environmental Sciences Associates Proposal, 2. EXHIBIT 2-Proposed Agreement with Environmental Sciences Associates
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATES (ESA) TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES RELATED TO DEVELOPMENT OF CELLS 3, 4 AND 5 AT THE 157-ACRE SITE, TO BE PAID FOR BY THE DEVELOPER (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) was recently requested to provide a proposal for environmental and planning-related services for an amendment to the District at South Bay Specific Plan (Exhibit No. 1), for which a new industrial project is proposed in Cells 3, 4, and 5. ESA provided environmental review services for a project amendment in 2018, and therefore has a deep understanding of the site's complex remediation requirements and environmental constraints. ESA's scope of work for this specific assignment will also include the Specific Plan Amendment work, which will consist of comprehensive revisions to the Specific Plan document. ESA will dedicate at least ten (10) fulltime staff members to this assignment and has subcontracted with Fehr and Peers traffic engineers in order to meet the strict deadlines set forth by the project's expedited schedule. ESA is one of City's on-call CEQA consultants. However, the scope of this project along with required performance measures included in the Option Agreement for Cells 3, 4, and 5 necessitate a separate contract.
Staff is requesting that the City Council approve the proposed agreement with ESA (Exhibit No. 2) to provide the necessary environmental consulting services in the amount of $1,465,850. A payment in the amount of $274,738 was made on December 23, 2020 for services conducted between July 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020. These services included meetings, technical modeling and analysis, field work, and document preparation related to the Specific Plan Amendment and CEQA analysis. The total contract amount includes the payment made for these incurred costs.


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