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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 6
Meeting Date: September 9, 2003

Subject/Title: Approve for an Agreement for Payment of Contract Services with Pinn Brothers Construction, Inc. and Approve for an Agreement for Contract Services with Raney Planning & Management for an Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Marseilles Project located north of Central Boulevard, west of the Union Pacific railroad tracks and east of Griffith Lane.

Submitted By: Community Development Department (M. Oshinsky/J. Zilm)

Approved By: John Stevenson, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION
Approve both Agreements with Pinn Brothers Construction, Inc. and Raney Planning & Management.

PREVIOUS ACTION
RGMP Sub-committee recommendation to approve the 311 allots for Pinn Brothers project.

BCKGROUND
Pinn Brothers Construction, Inc. is preparing an application for development of the Marseilles Project, a mixed density 579 unit residential planned community located north of Central Boulevard, west of the Union Pacific railroad tracks and east of Griffith Lane. The proposed project is included within Special Planning Area (SPA) “C” as identified in the City’s General. Due to the size of the proposal an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is needed as part of the review and approval process to analyze and address potentially significant impacts resulting from the proposed project.
To avoid potential conflicts of interest, the City procedure is to select a consultant (with the applicant’s concurrence) specializing in EIR preparation. The City then enters into a contract with the applicant, whereby they agree to pay the full consultant and City administrative costs involved with the EIR. The City then contracts with the EIR consultant, who works for and reports directly to the City. The consultant’s work will be supervised by the Community Development Department with assistance from other City departments and outside agencies. The consultant contract is a separate agreement.
In accordance with the first contract Pinn Brothers Construction, Inc., will deposit funds to prepare the EIR. The City will draw from the funds deposited by the applicant to pay the consultant, and the City’s fee for administration of the EIR. The total cost to the applicant is $88,025 that represents the estimated costs for the EIR of $70,420, plus the City administration fee of $17,605. The contract with Pinn Brothers provides for a 15% contingency in case of unforeseen additional expenses. The applicant also is responsible for all other standard application fees not addressed by either of these agreements.
The Community Development Department received three proposals to prepare the EIR. Any of the three are qualified to do the work. We have prior experience with two of the consultants, Raney Planning and Dick Loewke. Staff has reviewed all three proposals with the applicant. Based on price, the applicant wishes to use Raney Planning. While Loewke’s proposal appears more thorough, Raney’s appears acceptable, as has been their work on Pulte’s Rose Garden Project. Staff did have to take the time to direct Raney in their responses to Union comments on the Rose Garden project, however, Raney responded well to staff direction. The scope of work and payment schedule are exhibits to both Agreements. The consultant’s work will be supervised by the Community Development Director or his designee.

FISCAL IMPACT
Pinn Brothers Construction, Inc. will pay the full cost of the EIR and administrative fees upfront to the City. The applicant has deposited $124,388.83 with the City for all of the Planning fees and will deposit $88,025.00 that will be used to pay for the EIR.

Attachments:

Agreement between the City and Pinn Brothers Construction, Inc.
Agreement between the City and Raney Planning & Management

AGREEMENT FOR PAYMENT OF CONTRACT SERVICES
WITH PINN BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE MARSEILLES PROJECT

AGREEMENT made this 11th day of March 2003, between the CITY OF BRENTWOOD (“CITY”), a municipal corporation, and PINN BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, INC. ("APPLICANT").

For the consideration hereby acknowledged, the CITY and APPLICANT agree as follows:

SECTION 1. PURPOSE OF AGREEMENT. The APPLICANT desires to proceed with an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) as necessary pursuant to State law, to analyze and mitigate any potentially significant environmental impacts arising out of the APPLICANT’S proposed development project. CITY and APPLICANT agree to engage a consultant to prepare an EIR. The CITY has selected Raney Planning & Management (“Consultant”) to prepare an EIR. APPLICANT agrees to pay all costs for production and administration of subject EIR, in addition to all other applicable CITY development, environmental and application fees.

SECTION 2. SELECTION OF CONSULTANT. CITY and Consultant have separate Agreement for Contract Services for the EIR, dated September 9, 2003.
SECTION 3. PAYMENT TERMS FOR APPLICANT. APPLICANT agrees to pay the CITY all costs associated with preparation of the EIR, not to exceed $70,420, plus a 15% contingency, without the APPLICANT’s written approval, plus the APPLICANT shall pay the CITY’s 25% administration fee for the EIR of $17,605, plus 25% of any contingency funds used. APPLICANT shall pay CITY at the rates and for the hours actually performed by the Consultant in accordance with the rates set forth in Exhibit "A", attached hereto and made a part hereof. Consultant will bill CITY every 30 days for work already performed. Upon execution of this contract, APPLICANT shall deposit with the CITY the estimated EIR cost of $70,420, plus the standard 25% cost for City Administration of the EIR ($17,605).
SECTION 4. EIR SCOPE OF WORK. The Consultant shall perform any and all work needed to complete the tasks outlined in the Consultant’s Proposal, attached as Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein by reference, and which shall serve as the Scope of Work for the EIR for the project, except as the Scope may be amended by mutual written agreement among the APPLICANT, Community Development Director, and the Consultant’s authorized representative.
SECTION 5. TERMINATION. This Agreement may be terminated by either the CITY or the APPLICANT following thirty (30) days written notice of intention to terminate; thereafter, the APPLICANT shall be liable to the CITY only for those fees and costs earned by Consultant to the date of termination and which shall be substantiated by an itemized written statement certified and submitted to CITY by the Consultant. The CITY's right of termination shall be in addition to all other remedies available under law to the CITY. In any event, this Agreement shall expire at the time the work is completed, but no later than January 31, 2005.

SECTION 6. ADDITIONAL SERVICES. In addition to the ongoing services described herein, the CITY, APPLICANT and Consultant may agree in writing during the terms of this Agreement, that the Consultant shall perform additional services found to be necessary. Such additional services shall not be undertaken by the Consultant until there is an Agreement between the CITY and the APPLICANT as to the scope of the services and the cost to perform said services and the CITY has received written authorization to proceed from the APPLICANT.

SECTION 7. OWNERSHIP OF INFORMATION. All reports, exhibits, data, materials, or other work prepared by the Consultant in compliance with this Agreement shall become the property of the CITY.

SECTION 8. JURISDICTION. This Agreement shall be administered and interpreted under the laws of the State of California. Jurisdiction of litigation arising from the Agreement shall be in Contra Costa County. If any part of this Agreement is found in conflict with applicable laws, such part
shall be inoperative, null and void insofar as it conflicts with said laws, but the remainder of this Agreement shall be in full force and effect.

SECTION 9. ATTORNEY'S FEES. In the event either party to this Agreement brings an action to enforce or interpret this Agreement, the prevailing party in such action shall be entitled to reasonable attorney's fees, witness fees and legal costs. For purposes of this provision, "prevailing party" shall include a party which dismisses an action for recovery hereunder in exchange for payment of the sum allegedly due, performance of covenants allegedly breached, or consideration substantially equal to the relief sought in the action or proceeding.

Effective date of this Agreement shall the date first above written.


APPLICANT: Pinn Brothers Construction, Inc.

By: ____________________________________
(Authorized Signature)

Printed Name: ____________________________
Title: ___________________________________
Address: ________________________________
Phone: ________________ Fax: ____________


CITY OF BRENTWOOD:

_______________________________________
John Stevenson, City Manager


ATTEST:


_______________________________________
Karen Diaz, CMC, City Clerk






APPROVED TO AS TO FORM:


_______________________________________ Dated: ___________
Dennis Beougher, City Attorney









































EXHIBIT "B"
INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Without limiting Consultant’s indemnification obligations provided for above, Consultant shall take out and maintain at all times during the life of this Agreement the following policies of insurance with insurers possessing a Best Rating of not less than A, Class VII:

A. Consultant certifies that it is aware of the provisions of the California Labor Code which require every employee to be insured against liability for workers’ compensation or to undertake self-insurance in accordance with the provisions of that Code, and Consultant certifies that he will comply with such provisions before commencing performance of this Agreement. The City is not responsible or liable for Consultant’s failure to comply with any and all of said requirements.

B. Commercial general liability coverage which is equivalent to the comprehensive general liability form and broad form comprehensive general liability endorsement. The insurance shall be in an amount of not less than $1 million combined, single limit personal injury and property damage for each occurrence.

C. Automobile liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damage for all activities of the Consultant arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including coverage for owned, hired and non-owned vehicles, in an amount of not less than $1 million combined single limit for each occurrence.

D. The commercial general liability and automobile liability insurance policy shall be endorsed with the following specific language:

1. The City of Brentwood, its elected or appointed officials, employees, agents and volunteers are included as additional insureds with regard to damages and defense of claims arising from activities performed by or on behalf of the Named Insured, and products and completed operations of the Named Insured.

2. The insurance afforded by this policy applies separately to each insured who is seeking coverage or against whom a claim is made or a suit brought.

3. The insurance provided for herein shall be primary insurance as respects the City, its elected or appointed officers, officials, employees, agents or volunteers. Any other insurance maintained by the City, its elected or appointed officers, officials, employees, agents or volunteers shall be in excess of this insurance and shall not contribute with it.

4. The insurance provided by this policy shall not be suspended, voided, canceled, reduced in coverage or in limits except after thirty (30) days written notice has been provided to the City by mail, return receipt requested.

5. Any failure to comply with the reporting requirements of the policy shall not affect coverage provided to the City, its elected or appointed officers, officials, employees, agents or volunteers.

E. Prior to commencing work under this Agreement, Consultant shall submit to the City documentation evidencing the above required insurance signed by the insurance agent and the companies named.

























































Submitted to:
City of Brentwood
Community Development Department
104 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513


Submitted by:
Raney Planning & Management, Inc.
1401 Halyard Drive, Suite 120
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Office: (916) 372-6100
Fax: (916) 372-6111
info@raneymanagement.com

Contacts:
Tim Raney, AICP
President

Cindy Gnos, AICP
Division Manager

















I. Project Overview and Approach
1
II. Technical Scope of Services
3
III. Firm Qualifications and
the RP&M Team
13
IV. Schedule
17
V. Cost Proposal
18
VI. References
21
Appendix A: RP&M Resumes

Appendix B: Project History

Appendix C: Air Quality Analysis Scope









Raney Planning & Management, Inc. (RP&M) has prepared this proposal and scope of services to complete an Environmental Impact Report for the Marseilles project by Pinn Brothers Fine Homes in the City of Brentwood. For this proposal, we have assembled a team of well-qualified technical experts to supplement our firm’s experience, skills and expertise in preparing environmental documents. We believe that we have the ability to deliver a unique, unmatched, and ultimately successful product and a process to the City. We are pleased to have this opportunity to submit our proposal to you for your consideration.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Located northwest of the Brentwood downtown area, the Marseilles project consists of a master-planned community made up of approximately 108 apartments and 471 single-family detached homes spread throughout seven neighborhoods. The proposal includes a mix of low, medium, and high density single-family neighborhoods. The project will also contain a recreation building, three tot lots, parks, an infiltration pond with park area amenities, and a trail system.

A majority of the project site is designated Special Planning Area C (SPA C) by the General Plan and zoned Planned Development 44 (PD-44). The southern portion of the project site is designated Low Density Residential by the General Plan and is zoned Single Family (R-1-6). Although the applicant has not indicated a General Plan Amendment or Rezone, the City may chose to clarify the General Plan and zoning designations to place the entire site within SPA C and PD-44. The requested entitlements include a Vesting Tentative Map to subdivide the site in order to create lots for 471 single-family detached homes, a parcel for the 108 apartment units, and lots for the parks and pond area. The applicant has also requested Design Review of the proposed single-family units and the apartment complex.

APPROACH

RP&M proposes a project-level EIR that will provide a comprehensive analysis of the anticipated environmental effects associated with buildout of the proposed project. Analysis in the EIR will include assessment of the individual and cumulative environmental effects of the Marseilles project.

The project applicant has prepared several special studies for the proposed development. RP&M proposes to utilize the applicant’s information to the extent feasible and will contact the preparers of the reports directly if questions or need for additional information arise. The one exception is the traffic analysis. The City of Brentwood will contract directly for the preparation of a traffic study to be incorporated into the EIR. The applicant did not prepare an air quality analysis. Therefore, RP&M proposes to sub-contract with Illingworth & Rodkin for the preparation of an air quality analysis.

RP&M firmly believes that the level of coordination between the City and the local citizens is directly proportional to the success of the project. RP&M intends on working closely with the project team throughout the development and processing of the EIR. The expectation of RP&M is that we will serve as EIR consultants to the City, and will make ourselves available to assist the City in any way necessary to facilitate the process.





















The following scope of services has been prepared for the City of Brentwood by RP&M to prepare the environmental impact report (EIR) for the Marseilles project. This scope of services identifies each task in the preparation of the necessary documents and includes an objective, approach, and work product associated with each task.

TASK 1: PROJECT INITIATION

Objective
The objective of this task is to conduct a start-up meeting with representatives from the City of Brentwood and the project team to coordinate and confirm assumptions regarding the proposed project and scope of the EIR, as well as the preferred format for the document.

Approach
Following a written notice to proceed from the City of Brentwood, Ms. Cindy Gnos, AICP, Division Manager of RP&M, will meet with City staff and the project team to review the project description and any relevant documents that can be used to support the environmental findings. Where existing data may be missing, RP&M will identify additional information resources that may be available to supplement the City’s documentation. Any necessary refinements to the scope of the EIR will occur during this meeting.

RP&M will review and analyze the background information available for the project site, including the City of Brentwood General Plan and General Plan EIR as well as any other relevant policy documents pertinent to the project area. RP&M will prepare a draft of the project description based on the information provided by the applicant and the City of Brentwood’s direction to be used in the environmental document. Based on our extensive CEQA experience, we have found that completing a draft of the project description during the project initiation phase greatly reduces the potential for project-related issues throughout the preparation of the environmental documents.






TASK 2: PREPARE NOTICE OF PREPARATION

Objective
The objective of this task is to prepare and release to the public a Notice of Preparation for the proposed project.

Approach
RP&M will prepare an Administrative Draft Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Marseilles project for approval by City staff. Consistent with the requirements of CEQA, the NOP will include a description of the proposed project, a map indicating the proposed project site, and general environmental effects anticipated to be caused by the proposed project. RP&M will consult with City staff and the project team to confirm the technical environmental issues to be addressed in the EIR. Upon approval of the Draft NOP, RP&M will submit one reproducible copy and one digital copy of the finalized NOP for City staff to publish, post, and distribute to all interested parties. RP&M will submit fifteen (15) copies of the NOP to the State Office of Planning and Research (OPR) with a completed Notice of Completion (NOC).

During the 30-day NOP public review period, RP&M will conduct a public scoping workshop to solicit the public’s input on the content of the EIR. RP&M will work with the City of Brentwood staff to schedule and facilitate the workshop and provide a memo summarizing the public comments from the workshop.










TASK 3: PREPARE INITIAL STUDY

Objective
The objective of this task is to prepare an Initial Study based on the checklist contained in Appendix G of the CEQA Guidelines and the standard City of Brentwood format.

Approach
RP&M will prepare an Initial Study to address the environmental effects of the proposed Marseilles project. The Initial Study will provide a discussion of the impacts related to development of the proposed project and will be used to focus the content of the Draft EIR onto those technical issues that may have significant impacts. A Draft Initial Study will be submitted to the City for review. Once comments on the draft Initial Study have been received and incorporated, a screencheck Initial Study will be submitted to the City for final review before printing the Final Initial Study, which will be provided to the public as an appendix to the Draft EIR.








TASK 4: PREPARE ADMINISTRATIVE DRAFT EIR

Objective
The objective of this task is to prepare an accurate, thorough, and complete Administrative Draft EIR for the proposed project.

Approach
RP&M will prepare the Administrative Draft EIR in accordance with CEQA. The Administrative Draft EIR will include all statutory sections required by CEQA, including the project description, setting, assessment of environmental impacts, identification of required mitigation measures for each of the environmental issues, and a complete list of the authors responsible for the environmental analysis. The EIR will also conform to the City of Brentwood’s preferred format.

The main purpose of the EIR will be to provide the public and decision-makers with a thorough, legally defensible environmental analysis of the proposed project. The report will be accurate and free of jargon so that the information it contains is readable and easy to use by the decision-makers as well as the public. Comments on the Notice of Preparation will be reviewed and incorporated, as appropriate. In addition to completing the Administrative Draft EIR, RP&M will also investigate the need for other agency permits.

The environmental analysis portion of this proposal details the proposed analysis for each of the technical issues. The EIR is anticipated to address all the CEQA environmental review topics as laid out in the Environmental Analysis section on page 10 of this scope.

The method and criteria used for determining the adverse impacts for each of these technical issues will be clearly and explicitly described in the respective sections of the EIR, including any assumptions, models, or modeling techniques used in the analyses. The determination of impacts will be based on (a) thresholds of significance drawn from the standards used in similar EIRs in the region and (b) from the technical studies prepared for the proposed project, and will be refined in consultation with City staff. For each significant impact, feasible mitigation measures, if available, will be identified and the level of significance after mitigation will be stated. Mitigation measures will identify the timing of the mitigation and the entities responsible for implementation. Each impact in the EIR will be numbered, as will the corresponding mitigation measures. Cross-references will be provided where necessary. The effectiveness and feasibility of mitigation measures will be discussed.

The applicant has prepared a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, a Geotechnical Investigation, a Biological Report, a Tree Report, an Archaeological Report, and an Acoustical Assessment. In addition, the City is preparing a Traffic Study. RP&M assumes that the reports prepared by the applicant will be suitable for use in the preparation of the EIR. Should questions or the need for additional information arise, RP&M assumes that the preparers of the reports can be contacted directly. RP&M proposes to contract with Illingworth & Rodkin for the preparation of a CEQA compliant air quality analysis addressing both construction and operational impacts.

The EIR will include an Alternatives section. This section will include three alternatives to be analyzed in the EIR, including the No Project Alternative. The remaining alternatives shall be developed in consultation with the City of Brentwood staff during the Administrative Draft EIR preparation period to respond to identified significant impacts. The Alternatives chapter will describe the alternatives and identify the environmentally superior alternative. The alternatives will be analyzed at a level of detail less than that of the proposed project; however, the analyses will include sufficient detail to allow a comparison of the impacts.

The EIR will also include a Summary section, to briefly describe in text the impacts and mitigation measures, as well as proposed mitigation monitoring. A summary table will be included, consisting of a matrix of impacts and mitigation measures, including levels of significance of impacts before and after mitigation. The summary table will include all mitigation measures applicable to the proposed project.

A chapter of the EIR will evaluate potentially significant, unavoidable, significant irreversible, growth-inducing, and cumulative impacts. The cumulative impacts will be contained in each technical section and will be qualitative in nature. RP&M will coordinate with City staff and the project team to determine the approach to the cumulative analysis. A chapter of the EIR will list all persons and agencies contacted in EIR preparation. A bibliography will also be included.

The Administrative Draft EIR will be reviewed with City staff and the project team for adequacy and accuracy.






TASK 5: PREPARE DRAFT EIR

Objective
The objective of this task is to edit the Administrative Draft EIR based on the comments received on the Administrative Draft and to distribute and process the Draft EIR.

Approach
After City staff have reviewed the Administrative Draft EIR, RP&M will attend one working meeting with the City staff as necessary to discuss comments on the Administrative Draft EIR. RP&M will incorporate the corrections and modifications to the Administrative Draft EIR based on the comments received. Prior to printing, RP&M will submit a screencheck document for City review. RP&M will print seventy-five (75) copies of the Draft EIR for the City of Brentwood. In addition, RP&M will submit fifteen (15) copies of the Draft EIR and a copy of the Notice of Completion to the State Clearinghouse. RP&M will also attend a public hearing to receive public comments on the Draft EIR, if one is requested by the City.















TASK 6: PREPARE MITIGATION MONITORING PLAN

Objective
The objective of this task is to prepare a Mitigation Monitoring Plan (MMP) based on the standard City of Brentwood format.

Approach
During the review period of the DEIR, RP&M will prepare an administrative review copy of the MMP. The administrative review MMP will incorporate standard monitoring mechanisms in order to assist the City of Brentwood and the project team in meeting the intent of CEQA. The MMP will include a brief project description and project location map. The MMP will be in table format, and will specify mitigation measures, standards of success, parties responsible for implementing and monitoring, funding source(s), timing and provisions for remedial measures (if success standards are not met). The administrative review MMP will be provided to the City with the Administrative Final EIR.






TASK 7: PREPARE ADMINISTRATIVE FINAL EIR

Objective
The objective of this task is to prepare an Administrative Final EIR containing written responses to all comments received during the public review period and a revised Draft EIR.

Approach
After the public comment period has closed, RP&M will meet with City staff to review all comments received and determine the appropriate written responses to the comments on the Draft EIR received during the public review period. These comments and responses will be compiled into an Administrative Final EIR for review by the City of Brentwood. RP&M does not anticipate that these comments will raise new issues, or that new surveys or technical studies will be required to complete adequate responses. Further, RP&M assumes that the amount and nature of comments can be addressed within the hours shown in the budget spreadsheet. Should this not be the case, RP&M will initiate discussions immediately with City staff to conduct this extra work. The Administrative Final EIR will consist of the Draft EIR, comments on the Draft EIR, and responses to all comments on the Draft EIR. Changes in the Draft EIR text necessitated by the comments will also be provided and summarized on an errata sheet.








TASK 8: PREPARE FINAL EIR

Objective
The objective of this task is to revise the Administrative Final EIR in order to provide a thorough, responsive Final EIR.

Approach
RP&M will meet with the City of Brentwood staff and the project team to discuss revisions to the Administrative Final EIR. Upon receiving comments on the Administrative Final EIR, RP&M will revise the Administrative Final EIR document and submit a screencheck Final EIR to the City prior to printing. The Final EIR will be submitted for distribution ten days prior to the EIR Certification Hearings.











TASK 9: PROJECT MANAGEMENT & MEETINGS

Objective
The objective of this task is to ensure close, extensive coordination and interaction with the City staff and the project team and to participate in the public hearings on the EIR.

Approach
Mr. Tim Raney, AICP, President of RP&M, will serve as the EIR Project Director and will be responsible for coordination of all EIR team members with City staff and appropriate representatives from the project team. Ms. Cindy Gnos, AICP, Division Manager of RP&M, will serve as the EIR Project Manager. The EIR Project Manager is responsible for handling the day-to-day activities of the EIR preparation, coordinating with the City, the project team, and the technical consultants, and responding to staff inquiries about the EIR, mitigation monitoring plan, and the process. RP&M will assist the City as needed throughout the processing of the environmental document. RP&M will prepare and transmit monthly progress reports to City staff regarding schedule, progress, and budget. RP&M will prepare the staff report section regarding the environmental determination and will attend the Planning Commission and City Council Hearings on the EIR.










ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS
The environmental analysis for the proposed project will focus on air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, hydrology and water quality, land use, noise, public services and utilities, transportation and circulation, project alternatives, and statutorily required sections. RP&M assumes that aesthetics, agricultural resources, geology, and hazards will be dismissed in the Initial Study. Some refinement to these issues may be required based on the comments that will be received during the NOP scoping process. The EIR will provide the setting and background applicable to the impacts evaluated in the EIR. The sections will describe the standards of significance used to determine the significance of impacts. For each impact, levels of significance before and after mitigation will be identified. Mitigation measures will be recommended for each significant impact, unless feasible mitigation is not available.

Information will be drawn from the City of Brentwood General Plan and the General Plan EIR as well as any other information pertinent to the project area. In addition to these citywide documents, RP&M will also review the technical studies prepared by the sub-consultants for traffic and circulation, air quality, biological resources, noise, and cultural resources.

Land Use
The Land Use chapter will evaluate the consistency of the proposed project with the City of Brentwood’s adopted plans and policies. RP&M will review the City’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, as well as any other appropriate documents, to address consistency issues. The Land Use chapter will further assess the compatibility of the proposed project with the surrounding land uses, both existing and proposed. RP&M assumes that the land use chapter will not identify land use impacts and mitigation measures, but will instead note any inconsistencies or incompatibilities with adopted plans and policies created by the approval of the proposed project.

Transportation and Circulation
The Transportation and Circulation chapter will be based on the traffic study prepared under contract directly with the City of Brentwood. RP&M assumes the study will be adequate for use in the development of the traffic chapter of the EIR. The traffic chapter will describe existing traffic conditions, existing plus project traffic conditions, and cumulative traffic conditions. The chapter will also include standards of significance and methods of analysis, and will describe the impacts associated with the traffic and will propose mitigation to reduce the level of impacts. The traffic chapter will summarize the existing and planned regional and local transportation network as well as existing and future traffic conditions. The chapter will identify traffic loads and capacity of street systems including level of service standards for critical street segments and intersections. Potential traffic effects associated with increases in volumes and changes in the nature of traffic and circulation patterns will be discussed as well as traffic hazards due to design features. Emergency access, transit and bicycle facilities will also be discussed.

Air Quality
The Air Quality chapter for the EIR will summarize the regional air quality setting, including climate and topography, ambient air quality, and regulatory setting. The chapter will discuss the potential effects associated with changes in air quality, exposure of sensitive receptors to substantial pollutant concentrations, cumulative emissions and long-term effects, as well as the short-term construction impacts. The chapter will include an analysis of the existing setting, thresholds of significance, identification of impacts, and the development of mitigation measures and monitoring strategies. This chapter will be based on the technical study being prepared by Illingworth & Rodkin under contract with RP&M.

Noise
The Noise chapter for the EIR will include an analysis of the existing setting, identification of thresholds of significance, identification of impacts, and the development of mitigation measures and monitoring strategies. The chapter will be based on the acoustical assessment prepared by Ballard W. George Acoustics under contract with the project applicant. The chapter will summarize regional and local noise setting information, identify relevant regulatory setting information, identify changes in ambient noise characteristics and the effects on sensitive receptors and potential effect of existing noise source generators.

Biological Resources
This chapter of the EIR will summarize the setting and describe the potential effects to plant communities, wildlife, and wetlands including adverse effects on rare, endangered, candidate, sensitive, and special status species for the project site. This chapter of the EIR will include an analysis of the existing setting, identification of the thresholds of significance, identification of impacts, and the development of mitigation measures and monitoring strategies. This chapter will be based on the technical report prepared by Wetlands Research Associates, Inc. under contract with the applicant as well as the Tree Report prepared for the project applicant by HortScience, Inc.

Cultural Resources
This chapter will summarize the setting and briefly describe the potential construction-related effects to historical, archaeological, and paleontological resources. This chapter of the EIR will include an analysis of the existing setting, identification of the thresholds of significance, identification of impacts, and the development of mitigation measures and monitoring strategies. This chapter will be based on the technical study completed by Holman & Associates under contract with the project applicant.

Hydrology and Water Quality
This chapter will summarize setting information and identify potential impacts on irrigation drainage, storm water drainage, flooding, groundwater, seepage, and water quality. Consideration will include on-site as well as off-site infrastructure facilities. RP&M will consult with the appropriate City and other agencies in order to address the impacts. RP&M will also consult with the project engineer. The chapter will also include an analysis of the existing setting, identification of the thresholds of significance, identification of impacts, and the development of mitigation measures and monitoring strategies.

Public Services and Utilities
This chapter will summarize setting information and identify potential new demand for services on water supply, storm water drainage, sewage systems, solid waste disposal, roads, law enforcement, fire protection, schools, libraries, parks and recreation, electric power, natural gas, and the telephone system. RP&M assumes a water supply assessment will be prepared for the proposed project to be incorporated into the EIR. In addition, RP&M will consult with the appropriate City and other agencies in order to address public services and utilities. This chapter will include an analysis of the existing setting, identification of the thresholds of significance, identification of impacts, and the development of mitigation measures and monitoring strategies.







FIRM QUALIFICATIONS

Since its establishment in 1999, company president Tim Raney, AICP has led RP&M to become one of the most trusted, experienced, and highly-regarded small planning firms in northern California. Under his leadership, RP&M has built an impressive client base working in cities throughout northern California, such as Brentwood, Oakley, Dixon, Brentwood, Wheatland, Rocklin, Sacramento, West Sacramento, Merced, and Vallejo.

As the project management team, Mr. Raney and Division Manager Cindy Gnos have combined their experience, skills, and efforts on scores of projects throughout California. The variety of different projects that RP&M has completed as well as the experience that both Mr. Raney and Ms. Gnos bring to the firm ensure that RP&M’s clients receive top-quality services.

As a planner with the City of Sacramento in the early 1990's, Mr. Raney successfully managed and prepared the City’s first in-house EIRs, including the Calvine Road Interchange EIR, the River Tower EIR, and the North Natomas Community Plan Supplemental EIR. While serving as a project manager for EIP Associates, Mr. Raney was responsible for the preparation and completion of dozens of environmental documents, including the Jacinto Creek Planning Area EIR, the Army Depot Base Reuse Plan EIR, BLT Solid Waste Transfer Station EIR, and the CalWaste Solid Waste Transfer Station EIR.

Ms. Gnos is an expert planner and facilitator of the development review process. Ms. Gnos, as an employee of the City of Dixon, managed the annexation, General Plan Amendment, and Prezoning of three large areas within the Dixon Planning Area. This included overseeing the preparation of the EIRs and facilitating the public hearing process through the City and LAFCo. Ms. Gnos, is also a former planner for the City of Sacramento where she processed development applications, including conducting the environmental review, participating in the neighborhood outreach, preparing staff reports, and giving presentations before the Planning Commission and City Council.

Working together for RP&M’s clients, Mr. Raney and Ms. Gnos have built an impressive foundation for the company to stand on. Under contract with the City of Sacramento, RP&M prepared the 15th & L Street Hotel EIR, the Natomas Village Center EIR, and the Glenbrook Estates EIR. In addition, Mr. Raney and Ms. Gnos prepared the Southpark Development Plan EIR in Dixon, the Clover Valley Lakes EIR in Rocklin, the Heritage Oaks Estates EIR and the Jones Ranch EIR in Wheatland, as well as EIRs for various infrastructure projects and numerous Initial Studies. RP&M has also prepared NEPA documents for housing projects requiring federal funding, as well as a project requiring approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

In addition, both Mr. Raney and Ms. Gnos served as local government planning staff and are experienced public speakers, having made numerous presentations before community groups, Planning Commissions, and City Councils/Board of Supervisors. The wealth of experience outlined above enables RP&M to complete the processes involved in planning, project management, and environmental review in both a timely and cost-efficient manner while ensuring the needs and expectations of every client are satisfied.

THE RP&M TEAM

RP&M manages its staff in a very timely and cost-efficient manner. Mr. Raney and Ms. Gnos serve as the executive management team and oversee a staff of six writers and administrative personnel. As a firm with eight employees, we provide a hands-on approach to preparing each environmental document and serve as an extension of our client’s staff. Unlike many of the larger EIR firms, RP&M provides each of its clients with the management core of the company. This provides our clients with the greatest level and depth of experience on each project, as well as specialized client services.

Mr. Raney and Ms. Gnos have nearly 30 years of combined experience on many highly controversial and complex EIRs completed for a variety of clients and projects. RP&M’s staff enables it to provide the quality, attention to detail, creative approaches, and successful on-schedule and on-budget processing that only a small firm can offer. RP&M is committed to providing tailor-made services, to creating high-quality, legally defensible documents, to sharing our experience and expertise throughout the process, and to meeting the proposed budget and schedule.

C. Timothy Raney, AICP. As the President of RP&M, Mr. Raney serves as the leader of the RP&M team. Mr. Raney specializes in CEQA processing and documentation and brings fourteen years of CEQA experience to every client. Mr. Raney has led projects for the Cities of Dixon, Oakley, Rocklin, and Sacramento and Tuolumne Counties. Mr. Raney has provided client services to the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento area for the past decade and has served as a project manager for the State Capitol Park Safety and Security Improvement Project EIR, the R Street Corridor EIR, the Sacramento Army Depot Reuse EIR, and Jacinto Creek Planning Area EIR. With this diverse background, Mr. Raney can effectively advise clients regarding the CEQA process and documentation.

Mr. Raney also brings his diverse experience in local government, including mayor of a city of 90,000 and planner in the City of Sacramento’s Planning Department to each project. Mr. Raney has also been involved in local government issues with the League of California Cities, the Commission on Local Governance for the 21st Century, and the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce. This experience gives Mr. Raney a better understanding of the needs and requirements of local governments. Mr. Raney has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from University of California, Brentwood.

Cindy Gnos, AICP. As the Division Manager for RP&M, Ms. Gnos brings her fourteen years of experience in planning and management skills to every project. With RP&M, Ms. Gnos has headed up projects in Oakley, Brentwood, Wheatland, Dixon, and Sacramento. As a planner, Ms. Gnos has managed several projects, including the Dixon Downtown Revitalization Plan and the Community Development Block Grants Program. Ms. Gnos has also overseen the planning, environmental review, and development of numerous residential, commercial, and industrial projects, including annexations and prezonings. As a planner for both the City of Dixon and Sacramento, Ms. Gnos brings a broad understanding of local government goals and objectives. With this combination of skills and knowledge, Ms. Gnos can create and implement effective strategies to process development projects and complete comprehensive environmental documents. Ms. Gnos has a Bachelor of Science degree in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Heather Huovinen. Ms. Huovinen’s experience in planning has significantly contributed to the quality of the RP&M team. As a Planner I with Merced County, Ms. Huovinen worked on a variety of projects, including the update of the Planada Community Specific Plan and Negative Declaration, data collection for the Merced Community Golf Course Initial Study, and the processing of General Plan and Zoning entitlements, including land use permits and subdivisions. She also presented before the Planning Commission, evaluated environmental engineering principals, and coordinated between state and county agencies regarding current applications. As an Associate with RP&M, Ms. Huovinen has contributed to the creation of several Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, and Environmental Impact Reports. Ms. Huovinen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning with a concentration in Transportation Planning from the University of California, Brentwood.

Nick Pappani. As an Associate with RP&M, Mr. Pappani brings his scientific writing skills to every project. Mr. Pappani has a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. Mr. Pappani’s degree enables him to effectively analyze and integrate biological information and assessments into CEQA documents prepared by RP&M. Since his arrival at RP&M, Mr. Pappani has been involved in the writing of several Initial Studies and Environmental Impact Reports under the guidance of RP&M’s Division Manager, Cindy Gnos, AICP, and President, Tim Raney, AICP.

Mike Parker. As the most recent addition to the RP&M team, Mr. Parker has written a number of Initial Studies and put his extensive writing skills to work editing several documents. Mr. Parker’s biology background, combined with his extensive writing experience, allows him to effectively analyze biological information as well as compose environmental documents. Currently an Associate with RP&M, Mr. Parker holds an M.A. in English from California State University, Sacramento. In addition to his Master’s Degree, he minored in Biology at California State University, Humboldt where he completed his undergraduate degree in Literature.

Laurie Franks. Ms. Franks serves as Office Manager for the RP&M team. Ms. Franks’ primary responsibility is monthly invoicing for services provided for clients. Ms. Franks also manages RP&M’s contracts and assists as needed in document production and quality control.








The attached tentative schedule is based on experience preparing similar documents. This schedule could be lengthened or shortened, depending on the needs of the City of Brentwood. Factors that could lengthen or shorten the schedule include dates of receipt of project information, length of document reviews and unanticipated issues arising from City staff, project team, or public review of the environmental documents.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR THE
MARSEILLES PROJECT
Task Date
Notice To Proceed August 1, 2003
Submit Draft Project Description to the City for Review August 6, 2003
Submit Draft Notice of Preparation (NOP) to City for Review August 8, 2003
NOP Public Review Period August 12 – September 11, 2003
Submit Administrative Draft EIR to City for Review September 18, 2003
Comments on Administrative Draft EIR Received from City September 25, 2003
Submit Screencheck Administrative Draft EIR to City for Review September 29, 2003
Comments on Screencheck Administrative Draft EIR Received from City September 30, 2003
Public Review Period of DEIR (45 Days) October 3 – November 17, 2003
Submit Administrative Final EIR, Including Mitigation Monitoring Plan to City for Review November 24, 2003
Comments on Administrative Final EIR and Mitigation Monitoring Plan Received from City December 1, 2003
Submit Screencheck Administrative Final EIR to City for Review December 4, 2003
Comments on Screencheck Administrative Final EIR Received from City December 5, 2003
Public Review Period of Final EIR (10 Days) December 10 – December 20, 2003
Planning Commission Hearing(s) January 2004









The estimated cost for completion of the Marseilles project is $70,420. The tasks are summarized in the Technical Scope of Services of this proposal and costs by task are shown in the attached spreadsheet.

These costs are based on the estimates of time for each task provided in the chart on the following page. Costs will be billed on a time and materials basis up to the maximum established budget for each phase, following RP&M standard billing rates included in the attached spreadsheet.

The following assumptions were used in the calculations:

RP&M will attend meetings with the City staff and the project team, as well as public hearings as described in the work plan. RP&M assumes that the number of meetings required will be achieved within the hours allocated in the attached spreadsheet. Additional meetings and hearings are easily accommodated and will be billed on a time-and-materials basis, as directed.

RP&M costs are based on the assumption that the existing data and information for the City of Brentwood and the proposed project site is accurate and current and will be available for the preparation of the proposed environmental documents.

Specific amounts of time for revisions to the Initial Study, Administrative Draft EIR, Administrative Final EIR, and Mitigation Monitoring Plan have been assumed. RP&M expects that responding to comments will not exceed the budgeted time. If unanticipated comments result in additional time beyond that which has been budgeted, those items will need to be renegotiated.

RP&M will provide to the City of Brentwood and the project team the number of copies of the documents (printed double-sided on recycled paper) as indicated in the technical scope of services. All environmental text materials will be provided in camera-ready copy and on computer disk formatted in Microsoft Word, as required by the City of Brentwood.

RP&M assumes that once a Notice to Proceed is issued, that the preparation of the environmental documents would be a continuous process without excessive delays. RP&M would propose to renegotiate the contract with respect to schedule and cost should substantial delays occur in the processing of the proposed project.

Factors that would increase the scope of work and estimated costs outlined in the proposal include: attendance at additional public meetings; printing of additional copies of reports; analysis of additional issues above those discussed in this proposal or a more detailed level of analysis than described in this proposal; changes in the project requiring reanalysis or rewriting of report sections; collection of data required for the environmental documents beyond that described in this proposal; attendance at additional in-house meetings beyond those budgeted; and excessive comments on the environmental documents. We would propose to renegotiate these items, if required, or charge on a time-and-materials basis.













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Raney Planning & Management, Inc. has provided planning, environmental, and project management services throughout California. The following is a list of references including several of our public-sector clients.

City of Oakley
Mike Oliver, City Manager
Barry Hand, Community Development Director
(925)625-7000

City of Rocklin
David Mohlenbrok, Senior Planner
Russ Hildebrand, City Attorney
(916)632-4020

City of Brentwood
Michael Leana, Planning Director
Winston Rhodes, Senior Planner
(925)516-5405

City of Wheatland
Clif Carstens, Environmental Coordinator
(916)988-2804

City of Woodland
Tricia Stevens, Community Development Director
(530)661-5821

City of Rialto
Brad Baxter, General Services Director
(909)421-7229

City of Sacramento
Grace Hovey, Associate Planner
(916)264-5381







Appendix A






EDUCATION
Graduate Studies, Agricultural Economics
University of California, Davis

B.S., Agricultural and Managerial Economics
University of California, Davis


AFFILIATIONS
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
American Planning Association (APA)


































TIM RANEY, AICP TIM RANEY, AICP
President

Mr. Raney has more than 14 years of CEQA experience, during which he has managed scores of CEQA/NEPA and environmental permitting documentation projects. He specializes in project coordination and management, public facilitation, CEQA processing and documentation, land use analysis, and business district information. Mr. Raney also conducts independent technical and quality control reviews of environmental documents. He has led projects for the Cities of Sacramento, Rocklin, Davis, Dixon, Brentwood, Oakley, Wheatland, Woodland, and Sacramento and Tuolumne Counties. In addition, Mr. Raney is very experienced in the workings of local government, having been mayor of a city of 90,000.

PRESIDENT
Raney Planning & Management, Inc. (April 1999 – Present)
As President of RP&M, Mr. Raney provides a wide range of planning, management, and economic development services to public and private sector clients. Mr. Raney specializes in project coordination and management, CEQA processing and documentation, land use analysis, business district information, and public facilitation. With years of planning experience, he has developed a diverse and expanding network of clients, including developers, agency representatives, and state and local decision-makers. His diverse background enables him to advise his clients on effective strategies regarding government permitting processing, public involvement, and agency coordination. Mr. Raney provides quality client services, ensuring legally and procedurally accurate documentation while strictly adhering to all schedules and budgets.

COUNCILMEMBER/MAYOR
City of Citrus Heights, CA (1997 – 2002)
Elected to serve on the first City Council, Mr. Raney was instrumental in the incorporation efforts for the City of Citrus Heights. While on City Council, Mr. Raney participated in the creation and adoption of the City’s first General Plan as well as developing a city staff to be responsible for its implementation. Mr. Raney served as Mayor of Citrus Heights in 2002 winning numerous awards for his exceptional leadership skills. This experience behind the dais has given Mr. Raney the ability to understand projects from a variety of perspectives, thereby allowing him to provide a unique skill set to RP&M’s clients.






PROJECT MANAGER/LAND USE PLANNER
EIP Associates (April 1993 – May 1995, November 1996 – March 1999)
As a project manager with EIP Associates, Mr. Raney prepared environmental impact reports for a wide range of controversial projects, including EIRs for two solid waste transfer stations, the
State Capitol Park Safety and Security Improvements Project EIR, the R Street Corridor EIR, and the Sacramento Army Depot Reuse EIR.

INDEPENDANT CONTRACTOR/OWNER
Raney Consulting (June 1995 – November 1996)
As an independent contractor, Mr. Raney provided quality land use and environmental planning and consulting to his clients. His client base included the City of Sacramento, City of Folsom, CH2M Hill, and EIP Associates. With Mr. Raney’s assistance, his clients were able to maneuver through the myriad of state and federal planning and environmental processes.

PROJECT MANAGER/LAND USE PLANNER
City of Sacramento, CA (September 1990 – April 1993)
Mr. Raney served as a planner for the City of Sacramento and worked as a liaison between developers and city staff. As a member of the City’s Environmental Services Division, he managed the preparation of multiple environmental impact reports and coordinated the application process with both city staff and developers’ representatives. Mr. Raney was also responsible for developing new methods and procedures to reduce the cost and time required to complete the city’s environmental permitting process.

PROJECT MANAGER
Buzz Oates Enterprises/Massie & Co. (April 1988 – September 1990)
As a member of the core corporate team, Mr. Raney was responsible for managing new projects from initial design and engineering phases through the final permitting process. His duties included coordinating property owners, architects and engineers, and staff members of numerous local governments to ensure that development permits were obtained in an efficient and timely manner.









EDUCATION
Graduate Studies, Public Policy Administration
California State University, Sacramento

B.S., City and Regional Planning
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


AFFILIATIONS
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
American Planning Association (APA)

































CINDY GNOS, AICP CINDY GNOS, AICP
Division Manager

Ms. Gnos brings to Raney Planning & Management a wide range of public sector planning, management, and economic development services. Ms. Gnos specializes in land use analysis, project coordination and management, public facilitation, and CEQA processing and documentation. With nearly twelve years of public sector planning experience, she has developed an understanding of the diverse aspects of planning and community development within local governments. Her background enables her to advise clients on effective strategies regarding government permit processing, public involvement, and agency coordination.

DIVISION MANAGER/SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Raney Planning & Management, Inc. (April 2000 – Present)
Since January 2003, Ms. Gnos has worked under the title Division Manager and is now responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the RP&M team and its efforts. As the principal contact for most of RP&M’s projects, Ms. Gnos provides high-quality, uniquely personal services to RP&M’s clients. Serving as Project Manager for many of RP&M’s projects, Ms. Gnos is exceptionally organized and skilled at providing project management services to RP&M’s clients. In addition to project management, Ms. Gnos is responsible for the quality and content of RP&M’s documents, thoroughly reviewing every document before sending it out for client review. Ms. Gnos provides the energy that keeps the RP&M team running in top condition, thereby ensuring that its clients receive the very best of what RP&M has to offer.

SENIOR PLANNER
City of Dixon, CA (November 1994– March 2000)
Ms. Gnos served as a planner for the City of Dixon, overseeing the planning, environmental review, and development of numerous residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Ms. Gnos coordinated the City of Dixon’s downtown revitalization efforts through the management of the creation of the Dixon Downtown Revitalization Plan, and through personal participation in special downtown events. She implemented the Downtown Facade Improvement Program using Redevelopment funds. Ms. Gnos also oversaw the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for the City of Dixon which included Planning/Technical Assistance Grants and a Business Revolving Loan Fund. Ms. Gnos served as the housing coordinator for implementation of the City’s Housing Element, including the use of Redevelopment Funds and HOME funds in a first-time homebuyer program.




ASSOCIATE PLANNER
City of Sacramento, CA (October 1988 – November 1994)
As a land use planner for the City of Sacramento, Ms. Gnos was responsible for processing development applications. This included pre-application meetings, environmental review, coordination with the City, developer, and neighborhoods, as well as reports and presentations to the Planning Commission and City Council. During her tenure at the City of Sacramento, she also chaired the Subdivision Review Committee.




Appendix B







The following is a brief description of some of the projects that have been prepared and/or managed by RP&M:

Jones Ranch
Client: City of Wheatland, California
Jones Ranch is a 550 unit residential project proposed for annexation to the City of Wheatland. The project involves the Annexation, General Plan Amendment, and Rezone of the property. RP&M is preparing a Program EIR for the proposed project under contract with the City of Wheatland. The EIR is being prepared to serve the City of Wheatland as well as the Yuba County LAFCo and addresses all the issues associated with annexation and residential development including growth inducement, the provision of public services, traffic, etc. The Draft EIR has been released for public review.

Heritage Oaks Estates
Client: City of Wheatland, California
Heritage Oaks Estates is a commercial and residential development being proposed for annexation to the City of Wheatland. The project involves the Annexation, General Plan Amendment, and Rezone of the property. RP&M is under contract with the City of Wheatland to prepare a Program EIR for the proposed project. Similar to Jones Ranch, the EIR is being prepared to serve the City of Wheatland as well as the Yuba County LAFCo. The Draft EIR has been released for public review.

Cypress Grove
Client: City of Oakley, California
Cypress Grove involves establishing the policy level approvals of a General Plan Amendment and Rezone for a 637 unit residential development. RP&M is currently preparing a Program EIR for the project under contract with the City of Oakley. RP&M is also providing project management for the city, serving as planning staff on the project, facilitating the public review process, and preparing the staff reports and public presentations.



Clover Valley Lakes
Client: City of Rocklin, California
The Clover Valley Lakes is a residential development involving the construction of roadway and utility infrastructure in an area characterized by sloping valley walls and the Clover Valley Creek. RP&M is currently preparing an EIR under contract with the City of Rocklin for the proposed development. The EIR focuses on grading and erosion impacts associated with development on the hillside, as well as traffic and other issues associated with residential development. The Draft EIR has been released for public review.

Southpark Development Plan
Client: City of Dixon, California
Southpark is a primarily residential development plan which was proposed in the City of Dixon. The project involved the refinement to the General Plan and Zoning designations which were adopted by the City Council in 1994 as part of the properties Annexation, as well as a Tentative Map. RP&M, under contract with the City of Dixon, prepared a Subsequent EIR for the proposed project. The Subsequent EIR addressed the impacts of the proposed land use designation refinements, as well as the Tentative Map. In addition, the EIR provided further clarification and refinement of the mitigation measures to better address the timing of the necessary improvements.

South Dixon Sewer Trunk Line
Client: City of Dixon, California
The South Dixon Sewer Trunk Line is a City of Dixon project to extend a sewer trunk line to the existing wastewater treatment plant in order to facilitate growth identified in the General Plan. RP&M prepared a Draft and Final EIR for the proposed project under contract with the City of Dixon. The EIR addressed primarily construction related traffic, air quality, and noise issues, as well as biological impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed project.

Pond A and Lateral 1 Improvements Project
Client: City of Dixon, California
The Pond A and Lateral 1 Improvements Project is a City of Dixon project to expand the capacity of the detention/retention basin (Pond A) and to improve the outfall from the basin along Lateral 1. RP&M prepared a Draft and Final EIR for the proposed project under contract with the City of Dixon. The EIR addressed the construction related traffic, air quality, and noise issues, as well as biological impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed project. In addition, the EIR outlined the multi jurisdictional nature of the proposed drainage improvements.

Rio Del Oro Sewer Force Main
Client: City of Olivehurst, California
RP&M, under contract with the Olivehurst Public Utility District, prepared an Initial Study for the placement of a sewer force main from the proposed Rio Del Oro Subdivision within the Plumas Lake Specific Plan area to the existing Olivehurst Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Initial Study tiered from the Yuba County General Plan EIR as well as the Plumas Lake Specific Plan EIR, addressing the temporary impacts associated with construction such as water quality, air quality, and noise. The Initial Study also addressed the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant.

South Plumas Lake Water Master Plan
Client: City of Olivehurst, California
RP&M is currently under contract with the Olivehurst Public Utility District to prepare an Initial Study for the South Plumas Lake Water Master Plan consisting of a series of wells, a water treatment facility, a storage tank, and distribution lines. The Initial Study will also tier off the General Plan EIR and the Plumas Lake Specific Plan EIR.

Rose Garden
Client: City of Brentwood, California
Rose Garden is a 512 unit subdivision proposed in the City of Brentwood. RP&M is under contract with Pulte Homes to prepare the Initial Study for the City's use during the public hearing process. RP&M prepared the Initial Study/Negative Declaration and also prepared a very detailed response to comments received on the Initial Study/Negative Declaration.

Initial Studies/Mitigated Negative Declarations
Client: City of Brentwood, California
RP&M has prepared numerous Initial Studies/Mitigated Negative Declarations, under contract with the applicants, for the City of Brentwood. RP&M has prepared, or is in the process of preparing, a total of 17 Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declarations primarily for residential subdivisions ranging from 20 to 500 units. The projects also include one mixed-use project, as well as a multi-family project.

General Plan
Client: City of Oakley, California
RP&M has recently completed a contract with the City of Oakley for the public facilitation of the General Plan review and approval process. The City recently incorporated and is adopting its first General Plan. The City of Oakley required assistance to facilitate the public, Planning Commission, and City Council review of the General Plan in order to systematically receive comments and move through the process in a timely manner in order to meet the state-mandated adoption deadline. RP&M facilitated the public review process for the City of Oakley.

Special Projects
Client: City of Oakley, California
RP&M has completed several special projects for the City of Oakley, including research of land use entitlements to determine non-conforming use status and potential code enforcement actions, research of ownership and assessed value information for a potential expansion of the Redevelopment Area, research and preparation of a staff report outlining options for a Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to size of accessory structures, and research and preparation of a staff report outlining options for a Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to outdoor sales/peddling. In addition, RP&M has assisted City of Oakley staff by preparing staff reports and presenting to Planning Commission and City Council several tentative map time extensions, design review applications, and use permits.

Sierra College Annexation
Client: City of Rocklin, California
The Sierra Community College campus, in conjunction with the City of Rocklin, is proposed for annexation into the city in order to facilitate the provision of city services. RP&M assisted the City of Rocklin and Sierra College in the public facilitation of the annexation process including the preparation of a prezoning and General Development Plan for the city, as well as the LAFCo application. RP&M also prepared the Initial Study/Negative Declaration for use by the City of Rocklin as well as the Placer County LAFCo.

15th and L Street Hotel
Client: City of Sacramento, California
The 15th and L Street Hotel is a proposed 250 room hotel immediately adjacent to the State Capitol Building. RP&M prepared an EIR under contract with the City of Sacramento addressing traffic, noise, air quality, historic resources, and aesthetics for the proposed project. The Draft EIR has been released for public review with two comment letters received. The Final EIR was prepared and certified along with project approval.

California Plaza Phase II
Client: City of Sacramento, California
California Plaza Phase II is the final phase on an office complex located off Arden Way. An EIR was prepared and certified for a similar project in the early ‘90s but the project was never constructed. The applicant has filed an application for development of a similar office building. RP&M is under contract with the City of Sacramento to prepare an EIR for the proposed building with updated setting and project information.

Natomas Village Center
Client: City of Sacramento, California
The Natomas Village Center is a multi use shopping center, having Target as an anchor tenant, proposed for development within the City of Sacramento. RP&M prepared an EIR under contract with the City of Sacramento for the proposed project. The primary issue associated with the proposed project was the Community Plan Amendment to allow the regional scale shopping center. RP&M prepared a land use chapter in the EIR which outlined the policies applicable to the project and detailed the project's consistency with each of the policies. The EIR also addressed the traffic, noise, and air quality issues associated with a commercial development.

Glenbrook Tentative Map
Client: City of Sacramento, California
The Glenbrook Tentative Map was a small single-family subdivision adjacent to the freeway. An EIR was required to address the freeway noise. RP&M prepared the Draft and Final EIR for the proposed project under contract with the City of Sacramento.

Granite Regional Park PUD
Client: City of Sacramento, California
RP&M provided planning services (under contract with ESA) for the processing of the Granite Regional Park Phase II development application. RP&M routed the project application and prepared the staff report for the Planning Commission. RP&M also prepared an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Food Court building proposed in Granite Regional Park under contract with the City. In addition, RP&M prepared the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Panattoni building located on the east rim of Granite Regional Park.




Initial Studies/Mitigated Negative Declarations
Client: City of Sacramento, California
RP&M has prepared numerous Initial Studies/Mitigated Negative Declarations for the City of Sacramento. They include documents for the Del Paso Pipe and Steel project, Florin Road Mini Storage, Florin Road U-haul Expansion, Florin Road Walgreen’s, Asher Lane project, Brighton Avenue project, Fruitridge and South Watt gas station and convenience store, and the South Watt and Elder Creek gas station and convenience store.


Appendix C

AGREEMENT FOR CONTRACT SERVICES
WITH RANEY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT, INC. FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE MARSEILLES PROJECT BY PINN BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, INC.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT, made this 9th day of September 2003, between the CITY OF BRENTWOOD (“CITY”), a municipal corporation, and Raney Planning & Management, Inc. ("CONSULTANT").

The CITY and CONSULTANT agree to the following:

SECTION 1. PURPOSE OF AGREEMENT. The CITY desires to engage a CONSULTANT to provide specific skills and technical expertise for temporary contract services within the Community Development Department.

SECTION 2. PERFORMANCE BY CONSULTANT. The CONSULTANT shall undertake and prosecute the work diligently to conclusion, using that standard of care, skill and diligence normally provided by a professional person in the performance of such contract services in respect to work similar to that hereunder as follows:
a. Commence work immediately after: CONSULTANT's receipt of a verbal or written notice to proceed from the Community Development Director or authorized staff personnel, but no sooner than City Council approval of this Agreement.
b. The CONSULTANT shall perform any and all work needed to complete the tasks outlined in the CONSULTANT’S Proposal attached as Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein by reference, and which shall serve as the Scope of Work for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project, except as the Scope may be amended by mutual written agreement of the Community Development Director and authorized CONSULTANT representative.
c. The CONSULTANT shall complete the work mutually agreed upon within the time frame as shown in Exhibit A, or as may be amended by mutual agreement of the Community Development Director and authorized CONSULTANT representative.
SECTION 3. TERMINATION. This Agreement may be terminated by either the CITY or the CONSULTANT following thirty (30) days written notice of intention to terminate; thereafter, the CITY shall be liable to the CONSULTANT only for those fees and costs earned by CONSULTANT to the date of termination and which shall be substantiated by an itemized written statement certified and submitted to CITY by the CONSULTANT. The CITY's right of termination shall be in addition to all other remedies available under law to the CITY. The CONSULTANT is not entitled to unemployment benefits upon termination of this Agreement with the CITY. In any event, this Agreement shall expire at the time the work is completed.

SECTION 4. SUB-CONTRACTORS. None of the services covered by this Agreement shall be subcontracted without the prior written consent of the Community Development Director or his designee. The CONSULTANT shall be as fully responsible to the CITY for the acts and omissions of his sub-contractors, and of persons either directly or indirectly employed by them, as he is for the acts and omissions of himself and persons directly employed by him. The CONSULTANT shall incorporate this Agreement into all subcontractor agreements so as to bind the subcontractor to the same type of level of performance as is required herein of the CONSULTANT.

SECTION 5. ASSIGNMENT. CITY or CONSULTANT may not assign this Agreement without prior, written consent of the other.

SECTION 6. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. CONSULTANT shall in all respects be an independent contractor and not an employee of the CITY. In particular, CONSULTANT shall receive no premium or enhanced pay for work normally understood as overtime; nor shall CONSULTANT receive holiday pay, sick leave, administrative leave or pay for any other time not actually worked. Specifically, the CITY's rules, regulations, ordinances and memoranda of understanding relating to employee organizations shall not apply to any CONSULTANT. It is intended by the parties that CONSULTANT shall not be eligible for benefits and shall receive no compensation from the CITY, except as expressly set forth in this Agreement.

CONSULTANT is an independent contractor pursuant to Labor Code §3353. CONSULTANT shall be responsible for the means, equipment and resources necessary to perform the consultant services. CITY has no obligation to withhold or pay income taxes, unemployment and disability taxes, FICA or FUTA contributions, or PERS contributions. CITY shall file a Form 1099, where applicable, reflecting compensation paid to CONSULTANT. CONSULTANT shall be responsible for all employment taxes for all CONSULTANT’S employees.

SECTION 7. ADDITIONAL SERVICES. In addition to the ongoing services described herein, the CITY and CONSULTANT may agree in writing during the terms of this Agreement, that the CONSULTANT shall perform additional services found to be necessary. Such additional services shall not be undertaken by the CONSULTANT until there is an Agreement between the CITY and the CONSULTANT as to the scope of the services and the cost to perform said services and the CONSULTANT has received written authorization to proceed from the CITY.

SECTION 8. CONFIDENTIALITY. Any report, information, exhibits, data, materials or other work given to or prepared or assembled by the CONSULTANT under this Agreement shall be confidential and shall not be made available to any third person or organization by the CONSULTANT without prior written approval of the City Attorney. CONSULTANT is considered part of the City for purposes of protecting communications between CONSULTANT and City’s legal counsel under the attorney-client privilege.

SECTION 9. OWNERSHIP OF INFORMATION. All reports, exhibits, data, materials, or other work prepared by the CONSULTANT in compliance with this Agreement shall become the property of the CITY. The CONSULTANT shall deliver these items to the CITY, within thirty (30) days after the completion of the work. Materials will not be used for any other purposes without the expressed permission of the CONSULTANT.

SECTION 10. PAYMENT. In consideration of the CONSULTANT's performance of the work under this Agreement, the CITY shall pay the CONSULTANT at the rates and for the hours actually performed by the CONSULTANT in accordance with the rates set forth in Exhibit "A", attached hereto
and made a part hereof. Payment for CONSULTANT services shall not exceed $70,420, plus a 15%, without prior written approval by CITY. CONSULTANT will bill CITY every 30 days for work already performed. Payment by the CITY to the CONSULTANT shall be made within thirty (30) days after receipt of the CONSULTANT's acceptable, undisputed itemized billing.

SECTION 11. ACCESS TO RECORDS. During the term of this contract and for a period of three (3) years after its termination or expiration, the CITY, or its duly authorized representatives, shall have access to any books, documents, papers and records of the CONSULTANT and of any sub-contractor of CONSULTANT, which are pertinent to this contract for the purpose of making audit, examination, excerpts and transcriptions. The CONSULTANT shall require any of his sub-contractors under this Agreement to comply with this provision.

The CITY shall have the right to access and audit the records of CONSULTANT for a period of three (3) years after the payment of any invoice. CONSULTANT shall keep records according to the following standards, at a minimum: All invoices shall provide a brief description and date of the work performed, segregated by CONSULTANT and any subcontractors as well as by task and/or deliverable work item. In the event CONSULTANT receives written consent under Section 4 to use subcontractors, CONSULTANT shall identify them by name and address on the invoice and list any and all labor, materials, or equipment charges incurred by subcontractor that are charged to the CITY. CITY shall not pay entertainment expenses of CONSULTANT or subcontractors.

SECTION 12. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY; LIABILITY INSURANCE AND AGREEMENT TO HOLD HARMLESS. CONSULTANT shall indemnify and hold harmless the CITY and its officers, agents and employees from all claims arising out of the negligent acts, omissions, or misconduct of CONSULTANT, its sub-contractors and persons directly or indirectly employed by them of services under this Agreement. The Consultant shall be required to maintain liability insurance for the coverage and in the amounts as shown on Exhibit “B”.

SECTION 13. JURISDICTION. This Agreement shall be administered and interpreted under the laws of the State of California. Jurisdiction of litigation arising from the Agreement shall be in Contra Costa County. If any part of this Agreement is found in conflict with applicable laws, such part
shall be inoperative, null and void insofar as it conflicts with said laws, but the remainder of this Agreement shall be in full force and effect.

SECTION 14. ATTORNEY'S FEES. In the event either party to this Agreement brings an action to enforce or interpret this Agreement, the prevailing party in such action shall be entitled to reasonable attorney's fees, witness fees and legal costs. For purposes of this provision, "prevailing party" shall include a party which dismisses an action for recovery hereunder in exchange for payment of the sum allegedly due, performance of covenants allegedly breached, or consideration substantially equal to the relief sought in the action or proceeding.

SECTION 15. COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. Before commencing the services required hereunder, CONSULTANT shall disclose any potential conflicts of interest. "Conflicts of interest" include, without limitations, doing business with or investing with any company in the development, brokerage or appraisal industry within the sphere of influence of CITY. During the term of this Agreement, CONSULTANT shall refrain from any such conflicts of interest. CITY reserves its rights to terminate this Agreement based upon the disclosure of conflicts or the existence of conflicts not disclosed by CONSULTANT.

CONSULTANT shall comply with all federal, State and Local laws, statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations affecting the performance of this Agreement, including without limitation laws requiring licensing and non-discrimination in employment because of race, creed, color, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, national origin or other prohibited bases.




Effective date of this Agreement shall the date first above written.

CONSULTANT: Raney Planning & Management, Inc.

By: ____________________________________
(Authorized Signature)

Printed Name: ____________________________
Title: ___________________________________
Address: ________________________________
Phone: ________________ Fax: ____________



CITY OF BRENTWOOD:


_______________________________________
John Stevenson, City Manager



ATTEST:


_______________________________________
Karen Diaz, CMC, City Clerk



APPROVED TO AS TO FORM:


_______________________________________ Dated: ___________
Dennis Beougher, City Attorney












EXHIBIT "B"
INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Without limiting Consultant’s indemnification obligations provided for above, Consultant shall take out and maintain at all times during the life of this Agreement the following policies of insurance with insurers possessing a Best Rating of not less than A, Class VII:

A. Consultant certifies that it is aware of the provisions of the California Labor Code which require every employee to be insured against liability for workers’ compensation or to undertake self-insurance in accordance with the provisions of that Code, and Consultant certifies that he will comply with such provisions before commencing performance of this Agreement. The City is not responsible or liable for Consultant’s failure to comply with any and all of said requirements.

B. Commercial general liability coverage which is equivalent to the comprehensive general liability form and broad form comprehensive general liability endorsement. The insurance shall be in an amount of not less than $1 million combined, single limit personal injury and property damage for each occurrence.

C. Automobile liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damage for all activities of the Consultant arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including coverage for owned, hired and non-owned vehicles, in an amount of not less than $1 million combined single limit for each occurrence.

D. The commercial general liability and automobile liability insurance policy shall be endorsed with the following specific language:

1. The City of Brentwood, its elected or appointed officials, employees, agents and volunteers are included as additional insureds with regard to damages and defense of claims arising from activities performed by or on behalf of the Named Insured, and products and completed operations of the Named Insured.

2. The insurance afforded by this policy applies separately to each insured who is seeking coverage or against whom a claim is made or a suit brought.

3. The insurance provided for herein shall be primary insurance as respects the City, its elected or appointed officers, officials, employees, agents or volunteers. Any other insurance maintained by the City, its elected or appointed officers, officials, employees, agents or volunteers shall be in excess of this insurance and shall not contribute with it.

4. The insurance provided by this policy shall not be suspended, voided, canceled, reduced in coverage or in limits except after thirty (30) days written notice has been provided to the City by mail, return receipt requested.

6. Any failure to comply with the reporting requirements of the policy shall not affect coverage provided to the City, its elected or appointed officers, officials, employees, agents or volunteers.

E. Prior to commencing work under this Agreement, Consultant shall submit to the City documentation evidencing the above required insurance signed by the insurance agent and the companies named.






















































Proposal to Prepare an
Environmental Impact Report
for the Marseilles Project by Pinn Brothers






Submitted to:
City of Brentwood
Community Development Department
104 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513


Submitted by:
Raney Planning & Management, Inc.
1401 Halyard Drive, Suite 120
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Office: (916) 372-6100
Fax: (916) 372-6111
info@raneymanagement.com

Contacts:
Tim Raney, AICP
President

Cindy Gnos, AICP
Division Manager

















I. Project Overview and Approach
1
II. Technical Scope of Services
3
III. Firm Qualifications and
the RP&M Team
13
IV. Schedule
17
V. Cost Proposal
18
VI. References
21
Appendix A: RP&M Resumes

Appendix B: Project History

Appendix C: Air Quality Analysis Scope









Raney Planning & Management, Inc. (RP&M) has prepared this proposal and scope of services to complete an Environmental Impact Report for the Marseilles project by Pinn Brothers Fine Homes in the City of Brentwood. For this proposal, we have assembled a team of well-qualified technical experts to supplement our firm’s experience, skills and expertise in preparing environmental documents. We believe that we have the ability to deliver a unique, unmatched, and ultimately successful product and a process to the City. We are pleased to have this opportunity to submit our proposal to you for your consideration.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Located northwest of the Brentwood downtown area, the Marseilles project consists of a master-planned community made up of approximately 108 apartments and 471 single-family detached homes spread throughout seven neighborhoods. The proposal includes a mix of low, medium, and high density single-family neighborhoods. The project will also contain a recreation building, three tot lots, parks, an infiltration pond with park area amenities, and a trail system.

A majority of the project site is designated Special Planning Area C (SPA C) by the General Plan and zoned Planned Development 44 (PD-44). The southern portion of the project site is designated Low Density Residential by the General Plan and is zoned Single Family (R-1-6). Although the applicant has not indicated a General Plan Amendment or Rezone, the City may chose to clarify the General Plan and zoning designations to place the entire site within SPA C and PD-44. The requested entitlements include a Vesting Tentative Map to subdivide the site in order to create lots for 471 single-family detached homes, a parcel for the 108 apartment units, and lots for the parks and pond area. The applicant has also requested Design Review of the proposed single-family units and the apartment complex.

APPROACH

RP&M proposes a project-level EIR that will provide a comprehensive analysis of the anticipated environmental effects associated with buildout of the proposed project. Analysis in the EIR will include assessment of the individual and cumulative environmental effects of the Marseilles project.

The project applicant has prepared several special studies for the proposed development. RP&M proposes to utilize the applicant’s information to the extent feasible and will contact the preparers of the reports directly if questions or need for additional information arise. The one exception is the traffic analysis. The City of Brentwood will contract directly for the preparation of a traffic study to be incorporated into the EIR. The applicant did not prepare an air quality analysis. Therefore, RP&M proposes to sub-contract with Illingworth & Rodkin for the preparation of an air quality analysis.

RP&M firmly believes that the level of coordination between the City and the local citizens is directly proportional to the success of the project. RP&M intends on working closely with the project team throughout the development and processing of the EIR. The expectation of RP&M is that we will serve as EIR consultants to the City, and will make ourselves available to assist the City in any way necessary to facilitate the process.





















The following scope of services has been prepared for the City of Brentwood by RP&M to prepare the environmental impact report (EIR) for the Marseilles project. This scope of services identifies each task in the preparation of the necessary documents and includes an objective, approach, and work product associated with each task.

TASK 1: PROJECT INITIATION

Objective
The objective of this task is to conduct a start-up meeting with representatives from the City of Brentwood and the project team to coordinate and confirm assumptions regarding the proposed project and scope of the EIR, as well as the preferred format for the document.

Approach
Following a written notice to proceed from the City of Brentwood, Ms. Cindy Gnos, AICP, Division Manager of RP&M, will meet with City staff and the project team to review the project description and any relevant documents that can be used to support the environmental findings. Where existing data may be missing, RP&M will identify additional information resources that may be available to supplement the City’s documentation. Any necessary refinements to the scope of the EIR will occur during this meeting.

RP&M will review and analyze the background information available for the project site, including the City of Brentwood General Plan and General Plan EIR as well as any other relevant policy documents pertinent to the project area. RP&M will prepare a draft of the project description based on the information provided by the applicant and the City of Brentwood’s direction to be used in the environmental document. Based on our extensive CEQA experience, we have found that completing a draft of the project description during the project initiation phase greatly reduces the potential for project-related issues throughout the preparation of the environmental documents.






TASK 2: PREPARE NOTICE OF PREPARATION

Objective
The objective of this task is to prepare and release to the public a Notice of Preparation for the proposed project.

Approach
RP&M will prepare an Administrative Draft Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Marseilles project for approval by City staff. Consistent with the requirements of CEQA, the NOP will include a description of the proposed project, a map indicating the proposed project site, and general environmental effects anticipated to be caused by the proposed project. RP&M will consult with City staff and the project team to confirm the technical environmental issues to be addressed in the EIR. Upon approval of the Draft NOP, RP&M will submit one reproducible copy and one digital copy of the finalized NOP for City staff to publish, post, and distribute to all interested parties. RP&M will submit fifteen (15) copies of the NOP to the State Office of Planning and Research (OPR) with a completed Notice of Completion (NOC).

During the 30-day NOP public review period, RP&M will conduct a public scoping workshop to solicit the public’s input on the content of the EIR. RP&M will work with the City of Brentwood staff to schedule and facilitate the workshop and provide a memo summarizing the public comments from the workshop.










TASK 3: PREPARE INITIAL STUDY

Objective
The objective of this task is to prepare an Initial Study based on the checklist contained in Appendix G of the CEQA Guidelines and the standard City of Brentwood format.

Approach
RP&M will prepare an Initial Study to address the environmental effects of the proposed Marseilles project. The Initial Study will provide a discussion of the impacts related to development of the proposed project and will be used to focus the content of the Draft EIR onto those technical issues that may have significant impacts. A Draft Initial Study will be submitted to the City for review. Once comments on the draft Initial Study have been received and incorporated, a screencheck Initial Study will be submitted to the City for final review before printing the Final Initial Study, which will be provided to the public as an appendix to the Draft EIR.








TASK 4: PREPARE ADMINISTRATIVE DRAFT EIR

Objective
The objective of this task is to prepare an accurate, thorough, and complete Administrative Draft EIR for the proposed project.

Approach
RP&M will prepare the Administrative Draft EIR in accordance with CEQA. The Administrative Draft EIR will include all statutory sections required by CEQA, including the project description, setting, assessment of environmental impacts, identification of required mitigation measures for each of the environmental issues, and a complete list of the authors responsible for the environmental analysis. The EIR will also conform to the City of Brentwood’s preferred format.

The main purpose of the EIR will be to provide the public and decision-makers with a thorough, legally defensible environmental analysis of the proposed project. The report will be accurate and free of jargon so that the information it contains is readable and easy to use by the decision-makers as well as the public. Comments on the Notice of Preparation will be reviewed and incorporated, as appropriate. In addition to completing the Administrative Draft EIR, RP&M will also investigate the need for other agency permits.

The environmental analysis portion of this proposal details the proposed analysis for each of the technical issues. The EIR is anticipated to address all the CEQA environmental review topics as laid out in the Environmental Analysis section on page 10 of this scope.

The method and criteria used for determining the adverse impacts for each of these technical issues will be clearly and explicitly described in the respective sections of the EIR, including any assumptions, models, or modeling techniques used in the analyses. The determination of impacts will be based on (a) thresholds of significance drawn from the standards used in similar EIRs in the region and (b) from the technical studies prepared for the proposed project, and will be refined in consultation with City staff. For each significant impact, feasible mitigation measures, if available, will be identified and the level of significance after mitigation will be stated. Mitigation measures will identify the timing of the mitigation and the entities responsible for implementation. Each impact in the EIR will be numbered, as will the corresponding mitigation measures. Cross-references will be provided where necessary. The effectiveness and feasibility of mitigation measures will be discussed.

The applicant has prepared a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, a Geotechnical Investigation, a Biological Report, a Tree Report, an Archaeological Report, and an Acoustical Assessment. In addition, the City is preparing a Traffic Study. RP&M assumes that the reports prepared by the applicant will be suitable for use in the preparation of the EIR. Should questions or the need for additional information arise, RP&M assumes that the preparers of the reports can be contacted directly. RP&M proposes to contract with Illingworth & Rodkin for the preparation of a CEQA compliant air quality analysis addressing both construction and operational impacts.

The EIR will include an Alternatives section. This section will include three alternatives to be analyzed in the EIR, including the No Project Alternative. The remaining alternatives shall be developed in consultation with the City of Brentwood staff during the Administrative Draft EIR preparation period to respond to identified significant impacts. The Alternatives chapter will describe the alternatives and identify the environmentally superior alternative. The alternatives will be analyzed at a level of detail less than that of the proposed project; however, the analyses will include sufficient detail to allow a comparison of the impacts.

The EIR will also include a Summary section, to briefly describe in text the impacts and mitigation measures, as well as proposed mitigation monitoring. A summary table will be included, consisting of a matrix of impacts and mitigation measures, including levels of significance of impacts before and after mitigation. The summary table will include all mitigation measures applicable to the proposed project.

A chapter of the EIR will evaluate potentially significant, unavoidable, significant irreversible, growth-inducing, and cumulative impacts. The cumulative impacts will be contained in each technical section and will be qualitative in nature. RP&M will coordinate with City staff and the project team to determine the approach to the cumulative analysis. A chapter of the EIR will list all persons and agencies contacted in EIR preparation. A bibliography will also be included.

The Administrative Draft EIR will be reviewed with City staff and the project team for adequacy and accuracy.






TASK 5: PREPARE DRAFT EIR

Objective
The objective of this task is to edit the Administrative Draft EIR based on the comments received on the Administrative Draft and to distribute and process the Draft EIR.

Approach
After City staff have reviewed the Administrative Draft EIR, RP&M will attend one working meeting with the City staff as necessary to discuss comments on the Administrative Draft EIR. RP&M will incorporate the corrections and modifications to the Administrative Draft EIR based on the comments received. Prior to printing, RP&M will submit a screencheck document for City review. RP&M will print seventy-five (75) copies of the Draft EIR for the City of Brentwood. In addition, RP&M will submit fifteen (15) copies of the Draft EIR and a copy of the Notice of Completion to the State Clearinghouse. RP&M will also attend a public hearing to receive public comments on the Draft EIR, if one is requested by the City.















TASK 6: PREPARE MITIGATION MONITORING PLAN

Objective
The objective of this task is to prepare a Mitigation Monitoring Plan (MMP) based on the standard City of Brentwood format.

Approach
During the review period of the DEIR, RP&M will prepare an administrative review copy of the MMP. The administrative review MMP will incorporate standard monitoring mechanisms in order to assist the City of Brentwood and the project team in meeting the intent of CEQA. The MMP will include a brief project description and project location map. The MMP will be in table format, and will specify mitigation measures, standards of success, parties responsible for implementing and monitoring, funding source(s), timing and provisions for remedial measures (if success standards are not met). The administrative review MMP will be provided to the City with the Administrative Final EIR.






TASK 7: PREPARE ADMINISTRATIVE FINAL EIR

Objective
The objective of this task is to prepare an Administrative Final EIR containing written responses to all comments received during the public review period and a revised Draft EIR.

Approach
After the public comment period has closed, RP&M will meet with City staff to review all comments received and determine the appropriate written responses to the comments on the Draft EIR received during the public review period. These comments and responses will be compiled into an Administrative Final EIR for review by the City of Brentwood. RP&M does not anticipate that these comments will raise new issues, or that new surveys or technical studies will be required to complete adequate responses. Further, RP&M assumes that the amount and nature of comments can be addressed within the hours shown in the budget spreadsheet. Should this not be the case, RP&M will initiate discussions immediately with City staff to conduct this extra work. The Administrative Final EIR will consist of the Draft EIR, comments on the Draft EIR, and responses to all comments on the Draft EIR. Changes in the Draft EIR text necessitated by the comments will also be provided and summarized on an errata sheet.








TASK 8: PREPARE FINAL EIR

Objective
The objective of this task is to revise the Administrative Final EIR in order to provide a thorough, responsive Final EIR.

Approach
RP&M will meet with the City of Brentwood staff and the project team to discuss revisions to the Administrative Final EIR. Upon receiving comments on the Administrative Final EIR, RP&M will revise the Administrative Final EIR document and submit a screencheck Final EIR to the City prior to printing. The Final EIR will be submitted for distribution ten days prior to the EIR Certification Hearings.











TASK 9: PROJECT MANAGEMENT & MEETINGS

Objective
The objective of this task is to ensure close, extensive coordination and interaction with the City staff and the project team and to participate in the public hearings on the EIR.

Approach
Mr. Tim Raney, AICP, President of RP&M, will serve as the EIR Project Director and will be responsible for coordination of all EIR team members with City staff and appropriate representatives from the project team. Ms. Cindy Gnos, AICP, Division Manager of RP&M, will serve as the EIR Project Manager. The EIR Project Manager is responsible for handling the day-to-day activities of the EIR preparation, coordinating with the City, the project team, and the technical consultants, and responding to staff inquiries about the EIR, mitigation monitoring plan, and the process. RP&M will assist the City as needed throughout the processing of the environmental document. RP&M will prepare and transmit monthly progress reports to City staff regarding schedule, progress, and budget. RP&M will prepare the staff report section regarding the environmental determination and will attend the Planning Commission and City Council Hearings on the EIR.










ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS
The environmental analysis for the proposed project will focus on air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, hydrology and water quality, land use, noise, public services and utilities, transportation and circulation, project alternatives, and statutorily required sections. RP&M assumes that aesthetics, agricultural resources, geology, and hazards will be dismissed in the Initial Study. Some refinement to these issues may be required based on the comments that will be received during the NOP scoping process. The EIR will provide the setting and background applicable to the impacts evaluated in the EIR. The sections will describe the standards of significance used to determine the significance of impacts. For each impact, levels of significance before and after mitigation will be identified. Mitigation measures will be recommended for each significant impact, unless feasible mitigation is not available.

Information will be drawn from the City of Brentwood General Plan and the General Plan EIR as well as any other information pertinent to the project area. In addition to these citywide documents, RP&M will also review the technical studies prepared by the sub-consultants for traffic and circulation, air quality, biological resources, noise, and cultural resources.

Land Use
The Land Use chapter will evaluate the consistency of the proposed project with the City of Brentwood’s adopted plans and policies. RP&M will review the City’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, as well as any other appropriate documents, to address consistency issues. The Land Use chapter will further assess the compatibility of the proposed project with the surrounding land uses, both existing and proposed. RP&M assumes that the land use chapter will not identify land use impacts and mitigation measures, but will instead note any inconsistencies or incompatibilities with adopted plans and policies created by the approval of the proposed project.

Transportation and Circulation
The Transportation and Circulation chapter will be based on the traffic study prepared under contract directly with the City of Brentwood. RP&M assumes the study will be adequate for use in the development of the traffic chapter of the EIR. The traffic chapter will describe existing traffic conditions, existing plus project traffic conditions, and cumulative traffic conditions. The chapter will also include standards of significance and methods of analysis, and will describe the impacts associated with the traffic and will propose mitigation to reduce the level of impacts. The traffic chapter will summarize the existing and planned regional and local transportation network as well as existing and future traffic conditions. The chapter will identify traffic loads and capacity of street systems including level of service standards for critical street segments and intersections. Potential traffic effects associated with increases in volumes and changes in the nature of traffic and circulation patterns will be discussed as well as traffic hazards due to design features. Emergency access, transit and bicycle facilities will also be discussed.

Air Quality
The Air Quality chapter for the EIR will summarize the regional air quality setting, including climate and topography, ambient air quality, and regulatory setting. The chapter will discuss the potential effects associated with changes in air quality, exposure of sensitive receptors to substantial pollutant concentrations, cumulative emissions and long-term effects, as well as the short-term construction impacts. The chapter will include an analysis of the existing setting, thresholds of significance, identification of impacts, and the development of mitigation measures and monitoring strategies. This chapter will be based on the technical study being prepared by Illingworth & Rodkin under contract with RP&M.

Noise
The Noise chapter for the EIR will include an analysis of the existing setting, identification of thresholds of significance, identification of impacts, and the development of mitigation measures and monitoring strategies. The chapter will be based on the acoustical assessment prepared by Ballard W. George Acoustics under contract with the project applicant. The chapter will summarize regional and local noise setting information, identify relevant regulatory setting information, identify changes in ambient noise characteristics and the effects on sensitive receptors and potential effect of existing noise source generators.

Biological Resources
This chapter of the EIR will summarize the setting and describe the potential effects to plant communities, wildlife, and wetlands including adverse effects on rare, endangered, candidate, sensitive, and special status species for the project site. This chapter of the EIR will include an analysis of the existing setting, identification of the thresholds of significance, identification of impacts, and the development of mitigation measures and monitoring strategies. This chapter will be based on the technical report prepared by Wetlands Research Associates, Inc. under contract with the applicant as well as the Tree Report prepared for the project applicant by HortScience, Inc.

Cultural Resources
This chapter will summarize the setting and briefly describe the potential construction-related effects to historical, archaeological, and paleontological resources. This chapter of the EIR will include an analysis of the existing setting, identification of the thresholds of significance, identification of impacts, and the development of mitigation measures and monitoring strategies. This chapter will be based on the technical study completed by Holman & Associates under contract with the project applicant.

Hydrology and Water Quality
This chapter will summarize setting information and identify potential impacts on irrigation drainage, storm water drainage, flooding, groundwater, seepage, and water quality. Consideration will include on-site as well as off-site infrastructure facilities. RP&M will consult with the appropriate City and other agencies in order to address the impacts. RP&M will also consult with the project engineer. The chapter will also include an analysis of the existing setting, identification of the thresholds of significance, identification of impacts, and the development of mitigation measures and monitoring strategies.

Public Services and Utilities
This chapter will summarize setting information and identify potential new demand for services on water supply, storm water drainage, sewage systems, solid waste disposal, roads, law enforcement, fire protection, schools, libraries, parks and recreation, electric power, natural gas, and the telephone system. RP&M assumes a water supply assessment will be prepared for the proposed project to be incorporated into the EIR. In addition, RP&M will consult with the appropriate City and other agencies in order to address public services and utilities. This chapter will include an analysis of the existing setting, identification of the thresholds of significance, identification of impacts, and the development of mitigation measures and monitoring strategies.







FIRM QUALIFICATIONS

Since its establishment in 1999, company president Tim Raney, AICP has led RP&M to become one of the most trusted, experienced, and highly-regarded small planning firms in northern California. Under his leadership, RP&M has built an impressive client base working in cities throughout northern California, such as Brentwood, Oakley, Dixon, Brentwood, Wheatland, Rocklin, Sacramento, West Sacramento, Merced, and Vallejo.

As the project management team, Mr. Raney and Division Manager Cindy Gnos have combined their experience, skills, and efforts on scores of projects throughout California. The variety of different projects that RP&M has completed as well as the experience that both Mr. Raney and Ms. Gnos bring to the firm ensure that RP&M’s clients receive top-quality services.

As a planner with the City of Sacramento in the early 1990's, Mr. Raney successfully managed and prepared the City’s first in-house EIRs, including the Calvine Road Interchange EIR, the River Tower EIR, and the North Natomas Community Plan Supplemental EIR. While serving as a project manager for EIP Associates, Mr. Raney was responsible for the preparation and completion of dozens of environmental documents, including the Jacinto Creek Planning Area EIR, the Army Depot Base Reuse Plan EIR, BLT Solid Waste Transfer Station EIR, and the CalWaste Solid Waste Transfer Station EIR.

Ms. Gnos is an expert planner and facilitator of the development review process. Ms. Gnos, as an employee of the City of Dixon, managed the annexation, General Plan Amendment, and Prezoning of three large areas within the Dixon Planning Area. This included overseeing the preparation of the EIRs and facilitating the public hearing process through the City and LAFCo. Ms. Gnos, is also a former planner for the City of Sacramento where she processed development applications, including conducting the environmental review, participating in the neighborhood outreach, preparing staff reports, and giving presentations before the Planning Commission and City Council.

Working together for RP&M’s clients, Mr. Raney and Ms. Gnos have built an impressive foundation for the company to stand on. Under contract with the City of Sacramento, RP&M prepared the 15th & L Street Hotel EIR, the Natomas Village Center EIR, and the Glenbrook Estates EIR. In addition, Mr. Raney and Ms. Gnos prepared the Southpark Development Plan EIR in Dixon, the Clover Valley Lakes EIR in Rocklin, the Heritage Oaks Estates EIR and the Jones Ranch EIR in Wheatland, as well as EIRs for various infrastructure projects and numerous Initial Studies. RP&M has also prepared NEPA documents for housing projects requiring federal funding, as well as a project requiring approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

In addition, both Mr. Raney and Ms. Gnos served as local government planning staff and are experienced public speakers, having made numerous presentations before community groups, Planning Commissions, and City Councils/Board of Supervisors. The wealth of experience outlined above enables RP&M to complete the processes involved in planning, project management, and environmental review in both a timely and cost-efficient manner while ensuring the needs and expectations of every client are satisfied.

THE RP&M TEAM

RP&M manages its staff in a very timely and cost-efficient manner. Mr. Raney and Ms. Gnos serve as the executive management team and oversee a staff of six writers and administrative personnel. As a firm with eight employees, we provide a hands-on approach to preparing each environmental document and serve as an extension of our client’s staff. Unlike many of the larger EIR firms, RP&M provides each of its clients with the management core of the company. This provides our clients with the greatest level and depth of experience on each project, as well as specialized client services.

Mr. Raney and Ms. Gnos have nearly 30 years of combined experience on many highly controversial and complex EIRs completed for a variety of clients and projects. RP&M’s staff enables it to provide the quality, attention to detail, creative approaches, and successful on-schedule and on-budget processing that only a small firm can offer. RP&M is committed to providing tailor-made services, to creating high-quality, legally defensible documents, to sharing our experience and expertise throughout the process, and to meeting the proposed budget and schedule.

C. Timothy Raney, AICP. As the President of RP&M, Mr. Raney serves as the leader of the RP&M team. Mr. Raney specializes in CEQA processing and documentation and brings fourteen years of CEQA experience to every client. Mr. Raney has led projects for the Cities of Dixon, Oakley, Rocklin, and Sacramento and Tuolumne Counties. Mr. Raney has provided client services to the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento area for the past decade and has served as a project manager for the State Capitol Park Safety and Security Improvement Project EIR, the R Street Corridor EIR, the Sacramento Army Depot Reuse EIR, and Jacinto Creek Planning Area EIR. With this diverse background, Mr. Raney can effectively advise clients regarding the CEQA process and documentation.

Mr. Raney also brings his diverse experience in local government, including mayor of a city of 90,000 and planner in the City of Sacramento’s Planning Department to each project. Mr. Raney has also been involved in local government issues with the League of California Cities, the Commission on Local Governance for the 21st Century, and the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce. This experience gives Mr. Raney a better understanding of the needs and requirements of local governments. Mr. Raney has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from University of California, Brentwood.

Cindy Gnos, AICP. As the Division Manager for RP&M, Ms. Gnos brings her fourteen years of experience in planning and management skills to every project. With RP&M, Ms. Gnos has headed up projects in Oakley, Brentwood, Wheatland, Dixon, and Sacramento. As a planner, Ms. Gnos has managed several projects, including the Dixon Downtown Revitalization Plan and the Community Development Block Grants Program. Ms. Gnos has also overseen the planning, environmental review, and development of numerous residential, commercial, and industrial projects, including annexations and prezonings. As a planner for both the City of Dixon and Sacramento, Ms. Gnos brings a broad understanding of local government goals and objectives. With this combination of skills and knowledge, Ms. Gnos can create and implement effective strategies to process development projects and complete comprehensive environmental documents. Ms. Gnos has a Bachelor of Science degree in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Heather Huovinen. Ms. Huovinen’s experience in planning has significantly contributed to the quality of the RP&M team. As a Planner I with Merced County, Ms. Huovinen worked on a variety of projects, including the update of the Planada Community Specific Plan and Negative Declaration, data collection for the Merced Community Golf Course Initial Study, and the processing of General Plan and Zoning entitlements, including land use permits and subdivisions. She also presented before the Planning Commission, evaluated environmental engineering principals, and coordinated between state and county agencies regarding current applications. As an Associate with RP&M, Ms. Huovinen has contributed to the creation of several Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, and Environmental Impact Reports. Ms. Huovinen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning with a concentration in Transportation Planning from the University of California, Brentwood.

Nick Pappani. As an Associate with RP&M, Mr. Pappani brings his scientific writing skills to every project. Mr. Pappani has a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. Mr. Pappani’s degree enables him to effectively analyze and integrate biological information and assessments into CEQA documents prepared by RP&M. Since his arrival at RP&M, Mr. Pappani has been involved in the writing of several Initial Studies and Environmental Impact Reports under the guidance of RP&M’s Division Manager, Cindy Gnos, AICP, and President, Tim Raney, AICP.

Mike Parker. As the most recent addition to the RP&M team, Mr. Parker has written a number of Initial Studies and put his extensive writing skills to work editing several documents. Mr. Parker’s biology background, combined with his extensive writing experience, allows him to effectively analyze biological information as well as compose environmental documents. Currently an Associate with RP&M, Mr. Parker holds an M.A. in English from California State University, Sacramento. In addition to his Master’s Degree, he minored in Biology at California State University, Humboldt where he completed his undergraduate degree in Literature.

Laurie Franks. Ms. Franks serves as Office Manager for the RP&M team. Ms. Franks’ primary responsibility is monthly invoicing for services provided for clients. Ms. Franks also manages RP&M’s contracts and assists as needed in document production and quality control.








The attached tentative schedule is based on experience preparing similar documents. This schedule could be lengthened or shortened, depending on the needs of the City of Brentwood. Factors that could lengthen or shorten the schedule include dates of receipt of project information, length of document reviews and unanticipated issues arising from City staff, project team, or public review of the environmental documents.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR THE
MARSEILLES PROJECT
Task Date
Notice To Proceed August 1, 2003
Submit Draft Project Description to the City for Review August 6, 2003
Submit Draft Notice of Preparation (NOP) to City for Review August 8, 2003
NOP Public Review Period August 12 – September 11, 2003
Submit Administrative Draft EIR to City for Review September 18, 2003
Comments on Administrative Draft EIR Received from City September 25, 2003
Submit Screencheck Administrative Draft EIR to City for Review September 29, 2003
Comments on Screencheck Administrative Draft EIR Received from City September 30, 2003
Public Review Period of DEIR (45 Days) October 3 – November 17, 2003
Submit Administrative Final EIR, Including Mitigation Monitoring Plan to City for Review November 24, 2003
Comments on Administrative Final EIR and Mitigation Monitoring Plan Received from City December 1, 2003
Submit Screencheck Administrative Final EIR to City for Review December 4, 2003
Comments on Screencheck Administrative Final EIR Received from City December 5, 2003
Public Review Period of Final EIR (10 Days) December 10 – December 20, 2003
Planning Commission Hearing(s) January 2004









The estimated cost for completion of the Marseilles project is $70,420. The tasks are summarized in the Technical Scope of Services of this proposal and costs by task are shown in the attached spreadsheet.

These costs are based on the estimates of time for each task provided in the chart on the following page. Costs will be billed on a time and materials basis up to the maximum established budget for each phase, following RP&M standard billing rates included in the attached spreadsheet.

The following assumptions were used in the calculations:

RP&M will attend meetings with the City staff and the project team, as well as public hearings as described in the work plan. RP&M assumes that the number of meetings required will be achieved within the hours allocated in the attached spreadsheet. Additional meetings and hearings are easily accommodated and will be billed on a time-and-materials basis, as directed.

RP&M costs are based on the assumption that the existing data and information for the City of Brentwood and the proposed project site is accurate and current and will be available for the preparation of the proposed environmental documents.

Specific amounts of time for revisions to the Initial Study, Administrative Draft EIR, Administrative Final EIR, and Mitigation Monitoring Plan have been assumed. RP&M expects that responding to comments will not exceed the budgeted time. If unanticipated comments result in additional time beyond that which has been budgeted, those items will need to be renegotiated.

RP&M will provide to the City of Brentwood and the project team the number of copies of the documents (printed double-sided on recycled paper) as indicated in the technical scope of services. All environmental text materials will be provided in camera-ready copy and on computer disk formatted in Microsoft Word, as required by the City of Brentwood.

RP&M assumes that once a Notice to Proceed is issued, that the preparation of the environmental documents would be a continuous process without excessive delays. RP&M would propose to renegotiate the contract with respect to schedule and cost should substantial delays occur in the processing of the proposed project.

Factors that would increase the scope of work and estimated costs outlined in the proposal include: attendance at additional public meetings; printing of additional copies of reports; analysis of additional issues above those discussed in this proposal or a more detailed level of analysis than described in this proposal; changes in the project requiring reanalysis or rewriting of report sections; collection of data required for the environmental documents beyond that described in this proposal; attendance at additional in-house meetings beyond those budgeted; and excessive comments on the environmental documents. We would propose to renegotiate these items, if required, or charge on a time-and-materials basis.













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Raney Planning & Management, Inc. has provided planning, environmental, and project management services throughout California. The following is a list of references including several of our public-sector clients.

City of Oakley
Mike Oliver, City Manager
Barry Hand, Community Development Director
(925)625-7000

City of Rocklin
David Mohlenbrok, Senior Planner
Russ Hildebrand, City Attorney
(916)632-4020

City of Brentwood
Michael Leana, Planning Director
Winston Rhodes, Senior Planner
(925)516-5405

City of Wheatland
Clif Carstens, Environmental Coordinator
(916)988-2804

City of Woodland
Tricia Stevens, Community Development Director
(530)661-5821

City of Rialto
Brad Baxter, General Services Director
(909)421-7229

City of Sacramento
Grace Hovey, Associate Planner
(916)264-5381







Appendix A






EDUCATION
Graduate Studies, Agricultural Economics
University of California, Davis

B.S., Agricultural and Managerial Economics
University of California, Davis


AFFILIATIONS
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
American Planning Association (APA)


































TIM RANEY, AICP TIM RANEY, AICP
President

Mr. Raney has more than 14 years of CEQA experience, during which he has managed scores of CEQA/NEPA and environmental permitting documentation projects. He specializes in project coordination and management, public facilitation, CEQA processing and documentation, land use analysis, and business district information. Mr. Raney also conducts independent technical and quality control reviews of environmental documents. He has led projects for the Cities of Sacramento, Rocklin, Davis, Dixon, Brentwood, Oakley, Wheatland, Woodland, and Sacramento and Tuolumne Counties. In addition, Mr. Raney is very experienced in the workings of local government, having been mayor of a city of 90,000.

PRESIDENT
Raney Planning & Management, Inc. (April 1999 – Present)
As President of RP&M, Mr. Raney provides a wide range of planning, management, and economic development services to public and private sector clients. Mr. Raney specializes in project coordination and management, CEQA processing and documentation, land use analysis, business district information, and public facilitation. With years of planning experience, he has developed a diverse and expanding network of clients, including developers, agency representatives, and state and local decision-makers. His diverse background enables him to advise his clients on effective strategies regarding government permitting processing, public involvement, and agency coordination. Mr. Raney provides quality client services, ensuring legally and procedurally accurate documentation while strictly adhering to all schedules and budgets.

COUNCILMEMBER/MAYOR
City of Citrus Heights, CA (1997 – 2002)
Elected to serve on the first City Council, Mr. Raney was instrumental in the incorporation efforts for the City of Citrus Heights. While on City Council, Mr. Raney participated in the creation and adoption of the City’s first General Plan as well as developing a city staff to be responsible for its implementation. Mr. Raney served as Mayor of Citrus Heights in 2002 winning numerous awards for his exceptional leadership skills. This experience behind the dais has given Mr. Raney the ability to understand projects from a variety of perspectives, thereby allowing him to provide a unique skill set to RP&M’s clients.






PROJECT MANAGER/LAND USE PLANNER
EIP Associates (April 1993 – May 1995, November 1996 – March 1999)
As a project manager with EIP Associates, Mr. Raney prepared environmental impact reports for a wide range of controversial projects, including EIRs for two solid waste transfer stations, the
State Capitol Park Safety and Security Improvements Project EIR, the R Street Corridor EIR, and the Sacramento Army Depot Reuse EIR.

INDEPENDANT CONTRACTOR/OWNER
Raney Consulting (June 1995 – November 1996)
As an independent contractor, Mr. Raney provided quality land use and environmental planning and consulting to his clients. His client base included the City of Sacramento, City of Folsom, CH2M Hill, and EIP Associates. With Mr. Raney’s assistance, his clients were able to maneuver through the myriad of state and federal planning and environmental processes.

PROJECT MANAGER/LAND USE PLANNER
City of Sacramento, CA (September 1990 – April 1993)
Mr. Raney served as a planner for the City of Sacramento and worked as a liaison between developers and city staff. As a member of the City’s Environmental Services Division, he managed the preparation of multiple environmental impact reports and coordinated the application process with both city staff and developers’ representatives. Mr. Raney was also responsible for developing new methods and procedures to reduce the cost and time required to complete the city’s environmental permitting process.

PROJECT MANAGER
Buzz Oates Enterprises/Massie & Co. (April 1988 – September 1990)
As a member of the core corporate team, Mr. Raney was responsible for managing new projects from initial design and engineering phases through the final permitting process. His duties included coordinating property owners, architects and engineers, and staff members of numerous local governments to ensure that development permits were obtained in an efficient and timely manner.









EDUCATION
Graduate Studies, Public Policy Administration
California State University, Sacramento

B.S., City and Regional Planning
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


AFFILIATIONS
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
American Planning Association (APA)

































CINDY GNOS, AICP CINDY GNOS, AICP
Division Manager

Ms. Gnos brings to Raney Planning & Management a wide range of public sector planning, management, and economic development services. Ms. Gnos specializes in land use analysis, project coordination and management, public facilitation, and CEQA processing and documentation. With nearly twelve years of public sector planning experience, she has developed an understanding of the diverse aspects of planning and community development within local governments. Her background enables her to advise clients on effective strategies regarding government permit processing, public involvement, and agency coordination.

DIVISION MANAGER/SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Raney Planning & Management, Inc. (April 2000 – Present)
Since January 2003, Ms. Gnos has worked under the title Division Manager and is now responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the RP&M team and its efforts. As the principal contact for most of RP&M’s projects, Ms. Gnos provides high-quality, uniquely personal services to RP&M’s clients. Serving as Project Manager for many of RP&M’s projects, Ms. Gnos is exceptionally organized and skilled at providing project management services to RP&M’s clients. In addition to project management, Ms. Gnos is responsible for the quality and content of RP&M’s documents, thoroughly reviewing every document before sending it out for client review. Ms. Gnos provides the energy that keeps the RP&M team running in top condition, thereby ensuring that its clients receive the very best of what RP&M has to offer.

SENIOR PLANNER
City of Dixon, CA (November 1994– March 2000)
Ms. Gnos served as a planner for the City of Dixon, overseeing the planning, environmental review, and development of numerous residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Ms. Gnos coordinated the City of Dixon’s downtown revitalization efforts through the management of the creation of the Dixon Downtown Revitalization Plan, and through personal participation in special downtown events. She implemented the Downtown Facade Improvement Program using Redevelopment funds. Ms. Gnos also oversaw the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for the City of Dixon which included Planning/Technical Assistance Grants and a Business Revolving Loan Fund. Ms. Gnos served as the housing coordinator for implementation of the City’s Housing Element, including the use of Redevelopment Funds and HOME funds in a first-time homebuyer program.




ASSOCIATE PLANNER
City of Sacramento, CA (October 1988 – November 1994)
As a land use planner for the City of Sacramento, Ms. Gnos was responsible for processing development applications. This included pre-application meetings, environmental review, coordination with the City, developer, and neighborhoods, as well as reports and presentations to the Planning Commission and City Council. During her tenure at the City of Sacramento, she also chaired the Subdivision Review Committee.




Appendix B







The following is a brief description of some of the projects that have been prepared and/or managed by RP&M:

Jones Ranch
Client: City of Wheatland, California
Jones Ranch is a 550 unit residential project proposed for annexation to the City of Wheatland. The project involves the Annexation, General Plan Amendment, and Rezone of the property. RP&M is preparing a Program EIR for the proposed project under contract with the City of Wheatland. The EIR is being prepared to serve the City of Wheatland as well as the Yuba County LAFCo and addresses all the issues associated with annexation and residential development including growth inducement, the provision of public services, traffic, etc. The Draft EIR has been released for public review.

Heritage Oaks Estates
Client: City of Wheatland, California
Heritage Oaks Estates is a commercial and residential development being proposed for annexation to the City of Wheatland. The project involves the Annexation, General Plan Amendment, and Rezone of the property. RP&M is under contract with the City of Wheatland to prepare a Program EIR for the proposed project. Similar to Jones Ranch, the EIR is being prepared to serve the City of Wheatland as well as the Yuba County LAFCo. The Draft EIR has been released for public review.

Cypress Grove
Client: City of Oakley, California
Cypress Grove involves establishing the policy level approvals of a General Plan Amendment and Rezone for a 637 unit residential development. RP&M is currently preparing a Program EIR for the project under contract with the City of Oakley. RP&M is also providing project management for the city, serving as planning staff on the project, facilitating the public review process, and preparing the staff reports and public presentations.



Clover Valley Lakes
Client: City of Rocklin, California
The Clover Valley Lakes is a residential development involving the construction of roadway and utility infrastructure in an area characterized by sloping valley walls and the Clover Valley Creek. RP&M is currently preparing an EIR under contract with the City of Rocklin for the proposed development. The EIR focuses on grading and erosion impacts associated with development on the hillside, as well as traffic and other issues associated with residential development. The Draft EIR has been released for public review.

Southpark Development Plan
Client: City of Dixon, California
Southpark is a primarily residential development plan which was proposed in the City of Dixon. The project involved the refinement to the General Plan and Zoning designations which were adopted by the City Council in 1994 as part of the properties Annexation, as well as a Tentative Map. RP&M, under contract with the City of Dixon, prepared a Subsequent EIR for the proposed project. The Subsequent EIR addressed the impacts of the proposed land use designation refinements, as well as the Tentative Map. In addition, the EIR provided further clarification and refinement of the mitigation measures to better address the timing of the necessary improvements.

South Dixon Sewer Trunk Line
Client: City of Dixon, California
The South Dixon Sewer Trunk Line is a City of Dixon project to extend a sewer trunk line to the existing wastewater treatment plant in order to facilitate growth identified in the General Plan. RP&M prepared a Draft and Final EIR for the proposed project under contract with the City of Dixon. The EIR addressed primarily construction related traffic, air quality, and noise issues, as well as biological impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed project.

Pond A and Lateral 1 Improvements Project
Client: City of Dixon, California
The Pond A and Lateral 1 Improvements Project is a City of Dixon project to expand the capacity of the detention/retention basin (Pond A) and to improve the outfall from the basin along Lateral 1. RP&M prepared a Draft and Final EIR for the proposed project under contract with the City of Dixon. The EIR addressed the construction related traffic, air quality, and noise issues, as well as biological impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed project. In addition, the EIR outlined the multi jurisdictional nature of the proposed drainage improvements.

Rio Del Oro Sewer Force Main
Client: City of Olivehurst, California
RP&M, under contract with the Olivehurst Public Utility District, prepared an Initial Study for the placement of a sewer force main from the proposed Rio Del Oro Subdivision within the Plumas Lake Specific Plan area to the existing Olivehurst Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Initial Study tiered from the Yuba County General Plan EIR as well as the Plumas Lake Specific Plan EIR, addressing the temporary impacts associated with construction such as water quality, air quality, and noise. The Initial Study also addressed the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant.

South Plumas Lake Water Master Plan
Client: City of Olivehurst, California
RP&M is currently under contract with the Olivehurst Public Utility District to prepare an Initial Study for the South Plumas Lake Water Master Plan consisting of a series of wells, a water treatment facility, a storage tank, and distribution lines. The Initial Study will also tier off the General Plan EIR and the Plumas Lake Specific Plan EIR.

Rose Garden
Client: City of Brentwood, California
Rose Garden is a 512 unit subdivision proposed in the City of Brentwood. RP&M is under contract with Pulte Homes to prepare the Initial Study for the City's use during the public hearing process. RP&M prepared the Initial Study/Negative Declaration and also prepared a very detailed response to comments received on the Initial Study/Negative Declaration.

Initial Studies/Mitigated Negative Declarations
Client: City of Brentwood, California
RP&M has prepared numerous Initial Studies/Mitigated Negative Declarations, under contract with the applicants, for the City of Brentwood. RP&M has prepared, or is in the process of preparing, a total of 17 Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declarations primarily for residential subdivisions ranging from 20 to 500 units. The projects also include one mixed-use project, as well as a multi-family project.

General Plan
Client: City of Oakley, California
RP&M has recently completed a contract with the City of Oakley for the public facilitation of the General Plan review and approval process. The City recently incorporated and is adopting its first General Plan. The City of Oakley required assistance to facilitate the public, Planning Commission, and City Council review of the General Plan in order to systematically receive comments and move through the process in a timely manner in order to meet the state-mandated adoption deadline. RP&M facilitated the public review process for the City of Oakley.

Special Projects
Client: City of Oakley, California
RP&M has completed several special projects for the City of Oakley, including research of land use entitlements to determine non-conforming use status and potential code enforcement actions, research of ownership and assessed value information for a potential expansion of the Redevelopment Area, research and preparation of a staff report outlining options for a Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to size of accessory structures, and research and preparation of a staff report outlining options for a Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to outdoor sales/peddling. In addition, RP&M has assisted City of Oakley staff by preparing staff reports and presenting to Planning Commission and City Council several tentative map time extensions, design review applications, and use permits.

Sierra College Annexation
Client: City of Rocklin, California
The Sierra Community College campus, in conjunction with the City of Rocklin, is proposed for annexation into the city in order to facilitate the provision of city services. RP&M assisted the City of Rocklin and Sierra College in the public facilitation of the annexation process including the preparation of a prezoning and General Development Plan for the city, as well as the LAFCo application. RP&M also prepared the Initial Study/Negative Declaration for use by the City of Rocklin as well as the Placer County LAFCo.

15th and L Street Hotel
Client: City of Sacramento, California
The 15th and L Street Hotel is a proposed 250 room hotel immediately adjacent to the State Capitol Building. RP&M prepared an EIR under contract with the City of Sacramento addressing traffic, noise, air quality, historic resources, and aesthetics for the proposed project. The Draft EIR has been released for public review with two comment letters received. The Final EIR was prepared and certified along with project approval.

California Plaza Phase II
Client: City of Sacramento, California
California Plaza Phase II is the final phase on an office complex located off Arden Way. An EIR was prepared and certified for a similar project in the early ‘90s but the project was never constructed. The applicant has filed an application for development of a similar office building. RP&M is under contract with the City of Sacramento to prepare an EIR for the proposed building with updated setting and project information.

Natomas Village Center
Client: City of Sacramento, California
The Natomas Village Center is a multi use shopping center, having Target as an anchor tenant, proposed for development within the City of Sacramento. RP&M prepared an EIR under contract with the City of Sacramento for the proposed project. The primary issue associated with the proposed project was the Community Plan Amendment to allow the regional scale shopping center. RP&M prepared a land use chapter in the EIR which outlined the policies applicable to the project and detailed the project's consistency with each of the policies. The EIR also addressed the traffic, noise, and air quality issues associated with a commercial development.

Glenbrook Tentative Map
Client: City of Sacramento, California
The Glenbrook Tentative Map was a small single-family subdivision adjacent to the freeway. An EIR was required to address the freeway noise. RP&M prepared the Draft and Final EIR for the proposed project under contract with the City of Sacramento.

Granite Regional Park PUD
Client: City of Sacramento, California
RP&M provided planning services (under contract with ESA) for the processing of the Granite Regional Park Phase II development application. RP&M routed the project application and prepared the staff report for the Planning Commission. RP&M also prepared an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Food Court building proposed in Granite Regional Park under contract with the City. In addition, RP&M prepared the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Panattoni building located on the east rim of Granite Regional Park.




Initial Studies/Mitigated Negative Declarations
Client: City of Sacramento, California
RP&M has prepared numerous Initial Studies/Mitigated Negative Declarations for the City of Sacramento. They include documents for the Del Paso Pipe and Steel project, Florin Road Mini Storage, Florin Road U-haul Expansion, Florin Road Walgreen’s, Asher Lane project, Brighton Avenue project, Fruitridge and South Watt gas station and convenience store, and the South Watt and Elder Creek gas station and convenience store.


Appendix C

 

City Administration
City of Brentwood City Council
150 City Park Way
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5440
Fax (925) 516-5441
E-mail allcouncil@brentwoodca.gov