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111 4110 <br /> AGREEMENT FOR CONSULTING SERVICES <br /> THIS AGREEMENT is executed this 20th day of February, 2007, by and between <br /> the City of Rancho Palos Verdes (hereinafter called "CITY"), and LSA Associates, Inc. <br /> (hereinafter called "CONSULTANT"). <br /> RECITALS <br /> WHEREAS, according to California state law, the CITY should periodically <br /> update its General Plan; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City has not comprehensively updated its General Plan since <br /> the General Plan was initially adopted on June 26, 1975; and <br /> WHEREAS, at its January 12, 2002 meeting, the City Council discussed the <br /> state of the City's General Plan, acknowledged that portions of the General Plan need <br /> updating, and directed Staff to take the initial steps to assist the City Council in <br /> determining the direction and extent of the update; and <br /> WHEREAS, on April 2, 2002, the City Council created a 15-member General <br /> Plan Update Steering Committee to review the existing goals and policies of the <br /> General Plan and to make recommendations as to whether these goals and policies <br /> need to be maintained, amended, or eliminated, and whether new goals and policies <br /> need to be added. The purpose of creating the Steering Committee was to gauge how <br /> much of an update the City really needed; and <br /> WHEREAS, after two years, the Steering Committee completed its task; and <br /> WHEREAS, On December 21, 2004, the Council took the following actions: <br /> directed Staff to proceed with amending the General Plan Goals and Policies as <br /> recommended by the Steering Committee for future review by the Planning Commission <br /> and City Council; directed Staff to proceed with an update of the factual information <br /> within the General Plan for future review by the Planning Commission and City Council; <br /> directed Staff to proceed with the proposed improvements to the general format of the <br /> General Plan and the mandatory elements for future review by the Planning Commission <br /> R6876-0001\951330v2.doc <br />