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File #: CONS 22-055   
Section: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 1/25/2022 Final action:
Subject: Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute an Agreement with Mintier Harnish in an Amount Not to Exceed $235,000 for the Development and Adoption of Objective Standards for Residential Development and Zoning Consistency Updates for the City of Hayward and Related Environmental Analysis RECOMMENDATION
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution, 3. Attachment III Scope of Services and Budget
DATE: January 25, 2022

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director

SUBJECT

Title
Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute an Agreement with Mintier Harnish in an Amount Not to Exceed $235,000 for the Development and Adoption of Objective Standards for Residential Development and Zoning Consistency Updates for the City of Hayward and Related Environmental Analysis

RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation
That the Council adopts a resolution (Attachment II) authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Mintier Harnish for the development and adoption of objective standards for residential development and zoning consistency updates for the City of Hayward, including any related environmental analysis.

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SUMMARY

In 2019, the City of Hayward received an SB 2 Planning Grant from the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in the amount of $310,000. Of this, $235,000 is being designated for this project, with the remaining funds designated for a separate planning project related to updates to the City's Density Bonus Ordinance.

In light of recent State housing legislation, the City released a Request for Proposals (RFP) in November 2021 to develop a detailed set of objective standards for residential development that meet the State's criteria for objective standards, as well as identify any necessary zoning amendments and related environmental analysis, if required, to ensure consistency with the City's Hayward 2040 General Plan. Staff representing the City's Planning Division and Housing Division reviewed the one proposal received and interviewed the firm before confirming that Mintier Harnish is the capable and the preferred consultant team to complete the work. The total budget for the work is $234,910, which includes a $30,000 contingency to cover unanticipated costs.

This project is the City's...

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