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File #: 21-0040    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/30/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Planning and Building Department, Current Planning Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 5349 with ICF Jones & Stokes, Inc. (ICF), for the provision of project specific environmental consulting services for the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan, with a not-to-exceed amount of $152,637.97, and a term of three years. FUNDING: Non-General Fund - Project Applicant Fees.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS, 2. B - Agreement 5349, 3. Executed Agreement 5349
Related files: 12-1352
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Planning and Building Department, Current Planning Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 5349 with ICF Jones & Stokes, Inc. (ICF), for the provision of project specific environmental consulting services for the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan, with a not-to-exceed amount of $152,637.97, and a term of three years.

FUNDING: Non-General Fund - Project Applicant Fees.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On November 13, 2012, (File No. 12-1352, Item No. 10), the Board approved Agreement for Services No. 239-S1311 (Fenix No. 453) with ICF to provide direct consultant services to the County for preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan Project (Project).

Since the execution of the original agreement, there have been four (4) amendments to the agreement. These amendments were in response to several factors, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) related lawsuits resulting in necessary modifications to the scope of work, Project cost estimates, and Project timeframes. On March 8, 2016, (File No. 12-1352, Item No. 11), the Board approved the fourth and most recent amendment increasing the not-to-exceed amount and term of the agreement, for a total amount of $623,021 and an additional three (3) years. The agreement expired on November 12, 2020.

On October 6, 2020, (File No. 20-1059, Item No. 16), the Board adopted Resolution 141-2020, which provides direction on the County’s application of the methodology, significance thresholds, mitigation measures, and exemptions for implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 743 for land use projects.

SB 743 changes how transportation impacts are measured under CEQA, with the impacts to be measured using vehicle miles traveled (VMT) rather than the previously used level of service (LOS). The State Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has determined the appropriate metric for measuring transportation im...

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