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QT' C <br /> 0 0 <br /> AGREEMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES <br /> THIS AGREEMENT is executed this 7th day of July, 2009, by and between the <br /> City of Rancho Palos Verdes (hereinafter called "CITY"), and Rincon Consultants, Inc. <br /> (hereinafter called ("CONSULTANT"). <br /> RECITALS <br /> WHEREAS, on September 2, 2008, the City Council adopted the Rancho Palos <br /> Verdes Coast Vision Plan (Vision Plan). The Vision Plan is an informational and <br /> advisory planning document for the City's coastal areas (including five key sites not <br /> included in the City's Palos Verdes Nature Preserve), with public access, interpretive <br /> materials, recreational amenities, and other facilities to improve the coastal open space <br /> experience for Palos Verdes residents and visitors. One of the five key sites identified <br /> in the Vision Plan is Lower Point Vicente. According to the goals identified in the <br /> Council-adopted Vision Plan, improvements to the Lower Point Vicente site should <br /> integrate, in terms of design and amenities, existing and proposed educational facilities. <br /> These facilities include the PVIC and its proposed outdoor education components <br /> (Phase III, relating to cultural, social, physical and natural history and environments), <br /> surrounding public parkland, and other potential, complementary educational public <br /> uses. The goals also direct that an integrated approach to access and parking for all <br /> site users be implemented; and, <br /> WHEREAS, in accordance to the Council-adopted Vision Plan, Lower Point <br /> Vicente is proposed to be improved with the construction a new animal educational <br /> center, an outdoor history museum, and site improvements intended to complement the <br /> existing Point Vicente Interpretative Center (PVIC) and to enhance the public <br />