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03/06/1974MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA March 6, 1974 - 7:00 A.M. City Hall Pledge Roll Call Present: John C. Brown, Myron Graham, T. Keith Gurnee, Jesse Norris and Mayor Schwartz Absent: None Citv Staff Present: J. H. Fitzpatrick, R. D. Miller, David Williamson. I. David Williamson, Assistant Administrative Officer, reviewed for the City Council a report prepared on Comparisons on Proposals for General Plans and Specific Plan Proposals from the following Planning consultants: A) Kennard and Silvers B) Walter Richardson and Associates C) Williams and Mocine David Williamson reviewed the scope of each consultant's proposal, the background of each consulting firm and staff, the type of projects and communities served by each firm and the proposal in ' detail comparing one proposal against the other. The City Council discussed various items with the Assistant Administrative Officer as he reviewed his comparison. David Williamson suggested that the City Council might wish to appoint a subcommittee which would include representatives from the City Council, Planning Commission and staff and to allow the subcommittee to meet and interview each consultant in light of the proposals and then make a recommendation for retaining a firm to do the entire planning or portions of the planning as desired or recommended by the Planning Commission. He also suggested that the City might wish to initially assign a portion of the proposed project to the consultant selected as a means of evaluating the City /Consultant relationship before signing a contract for the entire project. 8:00 A.M. Councilman Norris left the meeting. The City Council discussed the best approach to using consultants to pinpoint and make recommendations to solve existing problems and for a long -range planning of the City. Council also discussed the basic philosophy of getting some needed planning done for the City by a consultant and letting the staff work along in order to keep up the plans. The City Council accepted the recommendation of the Assistant Administrative Officer that a subcommittee be appointed as follows: 2 members of the City Council - Councilmen Gurnee and Brown 2 members of the Planning Commission the Chairman and one member appointed by the Commission. I staff member, David Williamson. The subcommitte was asked their interviews, meeting Council. The meeting was adjourned APPROVED: May 2D, 1974 City Council Minutes March 6, 1974 Page 2 to proceed as rapidly as possible with s and make recommendations to the City b y the Mayor at 8:45 A.M., March 6, 1974. itzpatrick, City Clerk 1 1