Here is Consent item #C.70 from Contra Costa Bd. of Supervisors Agenda for 10/21/03:

"APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Redevelopment Director, or designee, to execute a contract with LCA Town Planning and Architects, in an amount not to exceed $151,500 for land use and community outreacch services relative to the Downtown El Sobrante General Plan Amendment for the period 10/20/03 thru 6/30/04"


James Kennedy, Redevelopment Director

Contra Costa County Community Development Department

651 Pine Street, 4th Floor, North Wing Martinez, CA 94553 (925) 335-1255

(925) 335-1265 fax

Mr. Kennedy's explanation for Consent item #C.70:

"When the PAC agreed to suspend the Redevelopment Plan adoption process in El Sobrante, it was with the explicit understanding that a faciliatated process to reach consensus on land use issues would be undertaken." [SO MUCH FOR PUBLIC INPUT!! SEE DELPHI TECHNIQUE]

"The item before the Board on Tuesday is to contract with the consulting firm that is being engaged to provide the facilitation, planning, and community outreach (meeting) services. The public process for reaching consensus on land use issues will occur after the holidays in January."