1. Develop and publish an RFP for professional services to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan | Development Services | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2022 Q1
2. Obtain City Council approval of a professional services contract for the City’s Comprehensive Plan update | Development Services | Start FY 2022 Q2 | Complete FY 2022 Q2
3. Appoint a Steering Committee for the Comprehensive Plan review process | Development Services | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2022 Q2
4. Complete the Comprehensive Plan Update with City Council approval | Development Services | Start FY 2022 Q2 | Complete FY 2023 Q2
5. Market the Comprehensive Plan update process for citizen engagement | City Manager’s Office | Start FY 2022 Q2 | Complete FY 2022 Q4
2nd Quarter Update April 2022
Three proposals were received in response to the RFQ for consultant services for the Comprehensive Plan Update project. The evaluation committee consisting of representatives from various City departments such as Development Services, Planning and Zoning, Public Utilities, and the DeSoto Development Corporation evaluated and scored the proposals. The top two scoring firms were brought in for in-person presentations. The committee is working on a final scope of work and contract with the recommended vendor for presentation to the City Council. Once City Council approval is obtained for a firm, staff will form a Steering Committee to guide the Comprehensive Plan Update process and begin marketing the project for citizen engagement.
1st Quarter Update January 2022
The RFQ for professional services to update the Comprehensive Plan was advertised in Q1. It is anticipated that a consultant will be selected and the professional services contract brought forward for City Council approval in Q2. Staff has developed the guidelines for steering committee appointees; however, the steering committee will be formed after the consultant is selected. Likewise, once the consultant is hired, staff will work with them to market the Comprehensive Plan update process to the public.