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File #: 21-2054    Name:
Type: Discussion Items Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/3/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action:
Title: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE BUILDING PLAN CHECK EXPEDITING FEE
Attachments: 1. Administrative Report, 2. August 18, 2020 City Council Administrative Report, 3. Comparison of Redondo Beach and Torrance plan check expediting fees
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To: MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
From: BRANDY FORBES, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE BUILDING PLAN CHECK EXPEDITING FEE
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
On August 18, 2020, the City Council received a report and authorized staff to proceed with soliciting outside consulting firms to provide expedited plan check services. After an RFP process, six firms were identified and recommended for these services. A separate report on the February 9, 2021 agenda identified the recommended firms for these professional services on an "as needed" basis.

City Council is now asked to provide staff with direction on implementing the fee for expedited plan check.

BACKGROUND
At the June 16, 2020 City Council meeting adopting the FY 2020-21 budget, the City Council requested that staff prepare a report regarding the possibility of providing an expedited plan check process utilizing consultant services. This service would be intended as complementary to current staffing functions rather than in lieu.
On August 18, 2020, staff presented a report addressing the history of staffing and procedures for Building Division plan check, the current plan check fee and contract structure, and options for this potential service offering of expedited plan check. After the discussion, staff was directed to move forward with seeking the contract services.
The Community Development Department issued a Request for Proposal and Qualification on December 1, 2020. After review of submitted proposals, six firms were identified to retain on an as-needed basis. The firms were selected based on thoroughness of the proposal, firm's history and past performance, experience with typical project types in Redondo Beach, level of licensed and experienced staff, turnaround time, and cost.
As described in the report earlier on the agenda, the initial term of the agreements will be for three years at a cost not to exceed $15,000 each firm. The cost for plan check e...

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