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									                                           CONSULTING CONTRACT

This Consulting Contract, dated as of the last date executed by the County of Butte is between the County of Butte, a
political subdivision of the State of California, hereinafter referred to as “County”, and the Contractor indicated in the
variable information table below, hereinafter referred to as “Contractor.”

                                       VARIABLE INFORMATION TABLE
                  Term of This Contract (Complete Dates in Just One of the Following Three Rows)
√ Below               Term Begins                                      Term Completion Date
          On Following Date                        On Following Date September 30, 2009
          Upon Date Notice to Proceed Received         Calendar Days Following Receipt of Notice to Proceed
X         Upon Last Date Executed by County            Calendar Days Following Execution of Contract by County
  County Department Development Services            F.O.B. Point
   Terms                           Basis of Price (Do Not √ More Than One of the Following Four Blocks)
   Price                          Fixed Price          Annual Price        Monthly Price           Hourly Rate
Not-to-Exceed Price      $1,593,206          √ if Reasonable Expenses are authorized in addition to Hourly Rate
              Contractor Contact Information                               County Contact Information
            Contractor Design, Community & Environment    Project Manager Dan Breedon, Principal Planner
              Address 1625 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 300              Address 7 County Center Drive
     City, State & ZIP Berkeley, CA 94709                 City, State & ZIP Oroville, CA 94954
            Telephone 510-848-3815                               Telephone 530-538-7629
             Facsimile 510-848-4315                               Facsimile 530-538-7785

WHEREAS, County, through the County Department identified above, desires to have work described in the Attachment II
- Scope of Work performed; and

WHEREAS, Contractor possesses the necessary qualifications to perform the work described herein.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT AGREED between the parties to this Contract that this Contract is subject to the provisions
contained in the following attachments, which are made a part of this Contract. Should there be any conflicts between this
Contract and the attachments that are incorporated herein, precedence shall first be given to the provisions of this Contract
followed by the attachments, in descending order, as indicated below:
                 Attachment III – Terms and Conditions
                 Attachment I – Insurance Requirements for County Contracts
                 Attachment II – Scope of Work

By signature below, the department head or his or her deputy certifies that no unauthorized alterations have been made to
the Attachment III – “Terms and Conditions” and/or the Attachment I – “Standard Insurance Requirements.”


Tim Snellings, Director
Typed or Printed Name                             Signature                                   Date

This Contract and the above listed Attachments represent the entire undertaking between the parties.

COUNTY                                                               CONTRACTOR



Curt Josiassen, Chairman                                             David Early, Principal
Butte County Board of Supervisors

REVIEWED TO FISCAL CONTROL,                                          REVIEWED AS TO FORM
SUBJECT TO BUDGETARY APPROPRIATION                                   BRUCE S. ALPERT
Butte County Auditor-Controller                                      Butte County Counsel



By                                                                   By

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                                                ATTACHMENT I

                                    STANDARD INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Before the commencement of work, Contractor shall submit Certificates of Insurance and
Endorsements evidencing that Contractor has obtained the following forms of coverage and minimal
amounts specified:

A. MINIMUM SCOPE OF INSURANCE.

    1.) Commercial General Liability coverage (Insurance Services Office (ISO) “occurrence” form CG 0001
        1185).]

    2.) Automobile Liability Insurance – standard coverage offered by insurance carriers licensed to sell auto
        liability insurance in California. Construction contracts only - Insurance Services Office’s Business
        Auto Coverage form number CA 0001 0187 covering “any auto” and endorsement CA 0029 1288
        Changes in Business Auto and Truckers Coverage forms - Insured Contract.

    3.) Workers’ Compensation Insurance as required by the Labor code and Employers Liability insurance

    4.) Professional Liability Insurance - when the contract involves professional services such as
        engineering architectural, legal, accounting, instructing, and consulting, professional liability insurance
        is required.

B. MINIMUM LIMITS OF INSURANCE.

    1.) General Liability: At least $1,000,000 combined single limit per occurrence coverage for bodily
        injury, personal injury and property damage, plus an annual aggregate of at least $2,000,000. If a
        general aggregate limit is used, then either the general aggregate limit shall apply separately to this
        project/location, or the general aggregate limit shall be twice the required per occurrence limit. The
        contractor or contractor’s insurance carrier shall notify County if incurred losses covered by the policy
        exceed 50% of the annual aggregate limit.

    2) Automobile Liability: At least $100,000 to cover bodily injury for one person and $300,000 for two
       or more persons, and $50,000 to cover property damages. However, policy limits for construction
       projects shall be at least $1,000,000 combined single limit per accident for bodily injury and property
       damage for autos used by the contractor to fulfill the requirements of this contract, and coverage shall
       be provided for “Any Auto”, Code 1 as listed on the Accord form Certificate of Insurance.

    3.) Workers’ Compensation and Employer’s Liability: Workers’ Compensation insurance up to policy
        limits and Employer Liability insurance each with policy limits of at least $1,000,000 for bodily injury or
        disease.

    4.) Professional Liability Insurance (Delete if not contracting for professional services)
        Professional liability insurance covering professional services shall be provided for the duration of this
        contract in an amount of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence or $1,000,000 or on a claims made
        basis. If Contractor decides to stop purchasing professional liability insurance within two years after
        this contract has expired or terminated by County, Contractor shall purchase an extended reporting
        period endorsement that covers a two year period beginning with the date Contractor completed work
        under this contract or was terminated by County.

C. DEDUCTIBLES AND SELF-INSURED RETENTIONS.

    Any deductibles or self-insured retention must be declared on certificates of insurance and approved by
    the County. At the option of the County, either the insurer shall reduce or eliminate such deductibles or
    self-insured retention as respects the County, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers, or the
    Contractor shall procure a bond guaranteeing payment of losses and related investigations, claims
    administration and defense expenses.

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D. OTHER INSURANCE PROVISIONS.

    1.) General liability insurance policies shall be endorsed to state:

         a.) The County, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers are to be covered as insured as
             respects liability arising out of activities performed by or at the direction of the Contractor,
             including products and completed operations of the Contractor; premises owned, occupied or
             used by the Contractor; or automobiles owned, leased, hired or borrowed by Contractor. The
             coverage shall contain no special limitations on the scope of protection afforded to the County, its
             officers, officials, employees or volunteers.

         b.) Contractor's insurance coverage shall be primary insurance as respects the County, its officers,
             officials, employees, and volunteers. Any insurance or self-insurance maintained by the County,
             its officers, officials, employees or volunteers shall be excess of the Contractor's insurance and
             shall not contribute with it.

         c.) Contractor's insurance shall apply separately to each insured against whom claim is made or suit
             is brought, except with respect to the limits of the insurer's liability.

    2.) Construction contracts. Construction contracts must also provide an endorsement for Automobile
        liability insurance, which includes the items listed in D1 above.

E. ACCEPTABILITY OF INSURANCE CARRIERS.

    Insurance is to be placed with insurers who are licensed to sell insurance in the State of California and
    who possess a Best’s rating of no less than A-: VII. If the contractor’s insurance carrier is not licensed to
    sell insurance in the State of California, then the carrier must possess a Best rating of at least A: VIII.
    (For Best ratings go to http://www.ambest.com/)

F. VERIFICATION OF COVERAGE.

    Contractor shall furnish the County certificates of insurance and original endorsements affecting
    coverage required by this clause. All certificates of insurance and endorsements are to be received and
    approved by the County before work under the contract has begun. The County reserves the right to
    require complete, certified copies of all insurance policies required by this contract.

    Certificates of insurance shall state that the insuring agency agrees to endeavor to mail to County written
    notice 30 days before any of the insurance policies described herein are cancelled. Contractor agrees to
    notify County within two working days of any notice from an insuring agency that cancels, suspends,
    reduces in coverage or policy limits the insurance coverages described herein.

G. SUBCONTRACTORS.

    Contractor shall include all subcontractors as insured under its policies or require all subcontractors to be
    insured under their own policies. If subcontractors are insured under their own policies, they shall be
    subject to all the requirements stated herein, including providing the County certificates of insurance and
    endorsements before beginning work under this contract.




Rev. 4/28/04




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This exhibit describes the scope of services, schedule, products and meetings
for the Butte County General Plan Update to be conducted by Design,
Community & Environment, Inc. for Butte County in cooperation with
Crawford, Multari & Clark Associates, Fehr and Peers Associates, Jones and
Stokes Associates, Bay Area Economics, Questa Engineering and Gallaway
Consulting Inc. Table 1 summarizes the work program.



I.         PUBLIC MEETING PROCESS

This scope of work includes public meetings throughout the General Plan
Update process. These meetings are described in Section II (Scope of Services)
below, and they are also summarized in Section III of this document.

Most of the meetings will be held within the context of a four-part “Meeting
Series” that will be core of the public meeting process for the General Plan
Update. Each Meeting Series will consist of four separate public meetings:

     ♦ Community Workshop. Each meeting series will begin with a
       Community Workshop convened by the Citizens Advisory Committee.
       Each of these workshops will include a hands-on exercise for CAC
       members and the public that will allow people to work with and provide
       input on the subject at hand. Typically, participants at these workshops
       will work in small groups, and will then report their findings back to the
       CAC. For each community workshop, DC&E will provide light
       refreshments such as cookies and drinks. DC&E will also write a
       summary of each workshop. The budget assumes that David Early,
       Catherine Reilly, Michael Brilliot and one other staff member will attend
       all of these community workshops.

     ♦ Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting. After the Community
       Workshop, DC&E will attend a meeting of the Citizens Advisory
       Committee to review the results of the Community Workshop and to
       provide guidance on the issue. DC&E will write notes of this CAC




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TABLE 1 WORK PROGRAM SUMMARY
 Task A: Project Initiation
 1.   Project Kickoff Meeting               5. Develop Public Outreach Strategy
 2.   GIS Data and Base Map Assembly        6. Project Website
 3.   Data Gathering and Review             7. Kick-off Citizen Advisory
 4.   County Tour                              Committee Meetings (2)

 Task B: Existing Conditions Analysis
 1. Land Use                                8. Infrastructure
 2. Population, Employment and              9. Public Services
    Housing                                 10. Noise
 3. Circulation and Transportation          11. Air Quality
 4. Economics                               12. Safety and Hazards
 5. Technical Study on the Migratory        13. Geology
    Deer Range                              14. Hydrology and Water Quality
 6. Other Biological Resources              15. Evaluation of Agriculture
 7. Cultural Resources                          Preservation Techniques

 Task C: Issue Identification

 1. Existing Conditions Briefing Booklet      2. Meeting Series #1

 Task D: Butte County and City Cooperation and Outreach
 1. City and County Summit                    4. County Policy Writing for City
 2. Assess Usability of BCAG Projection          General Plans
    Data
 3. Individual County and City Meetings

 Task E: Development of Alternatives
 1. Meeting Series #2                       3. Geographic Sub-Area Workshops
 2. Area Plan Workshops                     4. Meeting Series #3

 Task F: Alternative Evaluation and Selection
 1. Circulation Evaluation of the Three     3. Meeting Series #4
    Alternatives                            4. Final Preferred Alternative
 2. Economic Evaluation of the Three
    Alternatives

 Task G: Preliminary Goals and Policies Development
 1. Reviewing Existing Goals and            3. Draft General Plan Structure and
    Policies                                   Contents
 2. Recommendation for Fiscal               4. Meeting Series #5
    Sustainability                          5. Follow Up PC and B of S Meetings



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 Task H: Draft General Plan
 1. Administrative Draft General Plan      3. Meeting Series #6
 2. Preliminary Draft General Plan         4. Follow Up PC and B of S Meetings

 Task I:   Housing Element Update
 1. Prepare Economic and Demographic       8. Analyze Preservation Needs of Units
    Overview/Existing Conditions and           at Risk of Conversion to Market
    Trends Analysis                            Rates
 2. Document Accomplishments of            9. Analyze County’s Ability to Meet
    Existing Housing Element                   Fair Share Housing Needs
 3. Prepare Overview of Current                Obligations
    Housing Market Conditions              10. Analyze Governmental and Non-
 4. Analyze Housing Needs                      Governmental Constraints to
 5. Conduct Housing Conditions                 Housing Production
    Screening Using Available Data         11. Prepare Draft Affordable Housing
 6. Physical Housing Conditions Survey         Needs Assessment
    – (Optional)                           12. Meeting Series #7
 7. Develop Affordable Housing             13. Prepare and Present Draft Housing
    Inventory                                  Element
                                           14. Prepare Final Housing Element

 Task J:   Development Code/Zoning Ordinance Update
 1. Initial Scoping Meetings               4. Draft Format and Outline
 2. Document Review and List of Issues     5. Zoning Ordinance Preparation
 3. Meeting Series #8                      6. Additional Meetings with the PC and
                                              B of S

 Task K: Draft EIR
 1. Notice of Preparation and Initial      3. Preparation of EIR
    Study                                  4. Notice of Completion
 2. Scoping Meeting
 Task L: Final General Plan, Final Zoning Ordinance and Final EIR Review
 and Adoption
 1. Public Hearings                        4.   Findings and Resolutions
 2. Summary of Revisions to Draft          5.   Certification and Adoption Hearings
    General Plan and Zoning Ordinance      6.   Final General Plan
 3. Final EIR and Mitigation Monitoring    7.   Final Zoning Ordinance
    Program




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     meeting and a memo summarizing the guidance from the CAC, which
     will then be transmitted to the Planning Commission and Board of
     Supervisors. The budget assumes that Catherine Reilly, Michael Brilliot
     and one other staff member will attend all CAC meetings.

  ♦ Planning Commission Study Session.             DC&E will present the
     guidance from the CAC at a meeting of the Planning Commission, at
     which we will seek further input from the Commission and the public
     on the subject at hand. DC&E will take notes at this study session. The
     budget assumes that Catherine Reilly, Michael Brilliot and one other
     staff person will attend all Planning Commission meetings.

  ♦ Board of Supervisors Study Session. After the Planning Commission
     Study Session, DC&E will present the guidance from both the CAC, the
     public and the Planning Commission at a Study Session of the Board of
     Supervisors. At this Study Session, we will solicit final direction from
     the Board of Supervisors. DC&E will take notes at this study session.
     The budget assumes that David Early, Catherine Reilly and Michael
     Brilliot will attend all Board of Supervisors meetings.

The topics for each of the Meeting Series in this scope of work are detailed in
Section II.


This scope of work also includes several other public meetings, workshops
and hearings that will not occur within the context of a Meeting Series. All
of these meetings, workshops and hearings are described in Section II and
summarized in Section III.




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II.       SCOPE OF SERVICES

Task A.     Project Initiation

1. Project Kickoff Meeting
The DC&E team will meet with County staff to kick-off the project, identify
issues and concerns, and discuss expectations for the schedule, process and
work products. We will discuss the status of the work completed to date, the
availability of background data and reports, obtain and establish protocols for
clear communication among all General Plan team members. Specifically, we
can set a schedule for regular conference calls or other check-ins for the
duration of the project. The meeting will provide an opportunity to refine
DC&E's suggested work program and make needed changes to our scope.

2. GIS Data and Base Map Assembly
DC&E will use ArcView version 9.1-compatible shapefiles and/or
geodatabases from Butte County for the development of the project’s base
map and subsequent thematic maps. All files delivered by Butte County are
assumed to be current, spatially accurate and aligned with one another, and
referenced to a common coordinate system appropriate for the area. Each
shapefile will arrive with the appropriate coordinate system definitions (i.e.
.PRJ files); likewise, the coordinate system of geodatabases, if applicable, will
contain proper coordinate system definitions. This scope assumes that Butte
County’s existing GIS information, including attribute data, are essentially
complete and that any needed adjustments by DC&E will be minor. A
maximum of 16 hours will be allotted for data quality control procedures.
Additionally, DC&E will expect metadata documentation for each shapefile
and/or geodatabase submitted for this project including, but limited to, data
author and description, data creation date, attribute field definitions, and
frequency of data updates. If any of these assumptions are incorrect, then a
contract modification and cost increase will be required.

After creating the initial base map, DC&E will provide a copy to Butte
County for review and approval prior to use for subsequent mapping work.
At the conclusion of the project, DC&E will provide a CD to Butte County


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containing all original data as well as project-specific data layers modified or
created by DC&E along with pertinent metadata documentation.

3. Data Gathering and Review
The DC&E team will gather all relevant background data, including current
components of the General Plan, area plans, comprehensive planning
documents, City General Plans and BCAG documents, as well as the NCCP
and any additional information on deer herds.

As part of this task, we will carefully review the General Plan Technical
Update (GPTU) background reports and all other documents prepared to
date for the General Plan Update to identify the gaps in information. The
DC&E team will build on the information from these reports for the existing
conditions analysis discussed in Task B.

4. County Tour
County staff and DC&E will tour the Butte County planning area to identify
and photograph existing conditions at key locations throughout the County.
This tour will provide a good opportunity for staff to identify any general
and site specific issues they feel the DC&E team will need to address in the
General Plan. Technical consultants will also tour the County as necessary.

5. Develop Public Outreach Strategy
DC&E will create a public outreach program to encourage public
participation in the General Plan Update process. After discussions with
County staff, DC&E will draft a memorandum explaining our strategy
specifically formulated for Butte County. With our significant experience in
County General Plan Updates we have found that the following outreach
tasks are very successful:

  ♦ Newsletters. DC&E will prepare newsletters at two points during the
    General Plan Update process. The newsletters will provide information
    on how to participate in the process, the agenda, the upcoming
    community workshops and educational materials on key topics.




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  ♦ Invitation Letter to Community Leaders and Stakeholders. DC&E
    will draft a letter inviting local leaders and stakeholders to participate in
    the process.

  ♦ Stakeholder Mailing and Telephone Lists. DC&E’s experience in
    planning processes in both Oroville and Chico has provided many
    important contacts in Butte County. We will provide mailing lists to the
    County and will call community groups to inform them of the process
    and personally invite them to participate.

  ♦ Newspaper Noticing. DC&E will design all necessary noticing ads to
    be run in the Chico Enterprise-Record, the Oroville Mercury-Register
    and the Paradise Post.

  ♦ Radio and TV. DC&E will script radio and television announcements
    for use on local stations.

DC&E assumes that Butte County will be responsible for all mailing and
reproductions costs. The scope of work includes the tasks above and any
additional outreach tasks will require a scope amendment and cost
adjustment.

6. Project Website
The General Plan Update website is a crucial part of public outreach needed
for a successful update process. The website will include information on
community meetings, results from the Board of Supervisor meetings, Citizen
Advisory Meetings and Public Workshops, and updates as major milestones
are achieved. Basic information including a description of the General Plan
and update process, meeting dates and update/news briefs as the program
progresses will also be included. When documents are available to the public,
on-line versions in PDF format will be placed on the website. DC&E will
develop the website using a web host of DC&E’s choosing that will allow the
installation of web forums and forms that support interactive surveys.
DC&E’s in-house webmaster will be responsible for managing and updating
the web site, including PDF files made available for downloading. In addition
to the initial development of the website, the budget for the website assumes



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approximately eight hours per month in labor for monthly updates and
management of the website.

7. Kickoff Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings (2)
DC&E will attend the first two Citizens Advisory Committee meetings,
which will introduce members of the Committee to the project and to the
consultant team, discuss the role of the Committee and review the various
junctures at which they would provide input, and discuss goals and
expectations for the process. We will also gather the perspectives of each
committee member on the key issues and concerns for the General Plan
Update. During the second meeting, the proposed Framework of the
Guiding Principles for the General Plan update process will be introduced.

For each Citizens Advisory Committee meeting DC&E will provide a
dinner, as well as write up a summary of comments provided. The County
will be responsible for all meeting room scheduling for all meetings
throughout the process.



Task B.        Existing Conditions Analysis

During this task, the DC&E team will review available background
information and conduct existing conditions assessments required to update
the General Plan and complete the EIR. The results of this task will be a new
background report that provides a sufficient level of information to be used
to complete the Existing Setting section of the EIR. The various sections of
the background report are described in the following tasks. While the DC&E
team will review the GPTU for adequacy and update information contained
in the GPTU as necessary, the budget assumes that the previously prepared
GPTU, with Responses to Comments, is generally correct and will provide a
basis for the following work. If it is found that significant amounts of
information in the GPTU are incorrect, or unusable, the budget may need to
be revised to reflect the additional effort required to generate data for the
background report.




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1. Land Use
DC&E will conduct an analysis of existing land uses by building upon and
updating the Land Use GPTU. The analysis will include the following
information, presented using text, tables and maps:

  ♦ Existing land uses on a parcel-level basis, to the extent such data is
    available.

  ♦ General Plan land use designations.

  ♦ Zoning Districts.

  ♦ Major "pipeline" private development projects.

  ♦ Public improvement projects planned or underway.

  ♦ Vacant and underutilized parcels, including parcels designated for
    residential uses broken into parcel size.

  ♦ Local and regional land use trends.

  ♦ Review of Area Plans.

  ♦ City Sphere of Influences.

Demographic trends will also be discussed. We assume that this will be based
on readily available date from the County Assessor’s Office and City and
County planning departments, review of historic aerial photos to the extent
that are available, LAFCO documents, and census data. This report will
include illustrative graphics to demonstrate these trends.

2. Trend Analysis
DC&E will analyze development trends since the adoption of the current
Land Use Element. This report will expand on the analysis done for the
Land Use Background Report and will provide an overview of development
trends and patterns over the past three decades including urban expansion,
annexation changes, land use intensification, major infill projects, and large
scale commercial, industrial and public development projects. As part of this
process, DC&E will also inventory and analyze pending development
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trends and pressures, and, in turn, potential issues that will need to be
addressed in the development of the land use alternatives. Furthermore,
DC&E will create a basic projection of the future pattern of development in
Butte County if recent development trends are allowed to continue. This
projection of exiting trends will be done spatially in GIS as well as in tabular
form.

3. Population, Employment and Housing
Bay Area Economics (BAE) will update data from Chapter Three of the Butte
County General Plan Background Report to provide current population,
employment and housing trends in Butte County. BAE will analyze these
trends, including population and income growth, age distribution,
employment growth, commute patterns, housing costs, and changes in the
economic base by industrial sector. Where feasible, BAE will provide
demographic and economic trend information for the County overall, the
unincorporated area and any unincorporated community sub-areas of
interest. To complete the update of the Housing Element, BAE will request
and review relevant background materials relating to housing in the
unincorporated areas of Butte County.

4. Circulation and Transportation
Fehr & Peers will review available background information and conduct
existing conditions assessments required to update the General Plan
Circulation Element.

Fehr & Peers will evaluate the existing conditions of Butte County’s
transportation facilities. For the purposes of this analysis, they will obtain
the following information:

  ♦ Daily traffic counts on up to 50 roadway segments.

  ♦ Existing functional classification of County roads from County staff and
    field observations.

  ♦ Inventory of existing signalized intersections from County staff.




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  ♦ Accident statistics in the County over past three years from Caltrans
    and/or County staff.

  ♦ Pertinent traffic and travel information available from the County,
    BCAG, Caltrans, and Census information.

  ♦ Existing transit services and facilities from County staff and/or BCAG.

  ♦ Inventory of existing bicycle facilities from County staff and field
    observations.

  ♦ Inventory of existing pedestrian or trail facilities (including sidewalks)
    from County staff.

  ♦ Existing aviation facilities.

  ♦ Existing waterway facilities (if applicable).

  ♦ Inventory of existing goods movement facilities, including rail.

Fehr & Peers will prepare a technical memorandum on existing traffic and
transportation conditions, to provide background information for both the
General Plan Circulation Element and the EIR.

Roadway segments will be evaluated using a volume-to-capacity comparison
based on roadway capacities within the existing general plan or capacities
from the Highway Capacity Manual (Transportation Research Board).

a. BCAG MINUTP Model Refinements
Fehr & Peers will use the work to refine the existing Butte County
Association of Governments (BCAG) Minimum Urban Transportation
Planning (MINUTP) travel demand forecasting model for use in this General
Plan Update and EIR transportation analysis. The existing model was
developed by Fehr & Peers for BCAG in 2003, and includes all major
roadways within Butte County. Fehr & Peers is currently refining the model
in the Oroville area as part of their General Plan update. Dependent on
where that refinement process is on initiation of this project, Fehr & Peers
may use the Oroville model as a starting point.




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Fehr & Peers has allotted 200 staff hours to refine the BCAG model to create
a more detailed roadway network and zone structure where needed. This
approach will enable the model to more accurately forecast traffic onto the
study roadway segments.

The model will be refined to a 2005 base year using existing land use within
the County. Existing land use data will be provided to Fehr & Peers by
DC&E at a parcel-level. The model will be validated to the study roadway
segments by comparing the base year model estimates to traffic counts
obtained by Fehr & Peers. Additional refinements or adjustments to the
model will be made as needed to ensure that the model accurately replicates
base year conditions to the standards recommended in Travel Forecasting
Guidelines (Caltrans, 1992).

b. Projected Traffic Volumes
Once developed, DC&E and BAE will provide Fehr & Peers with land use
data for future conditions. As part of the General Plan Update, the following
future conditions will be evaluated:

  ♦ Year 2030 Conditions within the County.

  ♦ Buildout of zoning within the County – This will be used for road
    infrastructure planning only.

The land use data and planned roadways within the County will be
incorporated into the future travel demand forecasting model to predict
traffic volumes on the study roadways. Roadways anticipated to exceed
acceptable LOS thresholds as a result of the projected growth in demand with
development of land uses allowed under the proposed general plan will be
identified. Volumes will be developed using NCHRP 255 methodologies.
The results will be used in identifying roadway alternatives.

The MINUTP files for base year (2005), future year (2030), and general plan
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c. Other Transportation Modes
Fehr & Peers will review the existing conditions and plans for other
transportation modes. Deficiencies will be identified.

5. Economics
BAE will accomplish the following tasks to document existing economic
conditions in Butte County.

a. Estimate Future Market Area Demand and Land Absorption
For each land use, BAE will estimate market demand for the market area
using Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG), and California
Employment Development Department (EDD) industry growth projections.
BAE will also include a qualitative discussion regarding the likely capture
rates for the unincorporated area (and any sub-areas of interest) by product
type. This analysis will assist the DC&E team in establishing a balanced mix
of land uses for the General Plan Update that is sensitive to anticipated
market demand.

In addition to the quantification of anticipated demand for different land uses
over time, the economic report will also include discussion about the links or
relationships between different land uses as they develop over time. For
example, it will discuss the relationship of new retail development to
residential development, which provides demand for new retail facilities. It
will discuss the relationship between provision of a range of suitable housing
types in order to provide the supply of new housing that is necessary to make
the County attractive for new non-residential land uses that may be planned,
and it will discuss the relationship between providing a high level of
community services and amenities and developing the targeted types of
residential products.

b. Assess Existing and Planned Supply
For each land use, BAE will assess existing and planned supply. For existing
supply, recent absorption, market rents and/or sale prices will be documented
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projects and their expected completion dates. DC&E will provide BAE with
development supply data from the County Planning Department.

c. Analyze Baseline Fiscal Conditions
For this task, BAE will update budget figures for the County to reflect
current costs, revenues and service standards; interview key County staff to
determine the current fiscal health of the County; and determine current
efforts to promote economic development within the County. For fiscal
conditions, BAE will prepare an overview of current conditions and recent
trends, including sources and uses of revenue, and issues of concern for future
fiscal sustainability.  In addition, BAE will work with the County
Administration office to identify development fees and other non-General
Fund funding mechanisms that may be impacted or enhanced by General
Plan buildout.

6. Technical Study on the Migratory Deer Range
In coordination with DC&E and the General Plan update process, Gallaway
Consulting will conduct a technical study to update and re-evaluate the
existing Butte County deer herd winter range maps and provide a rating
system for the remaining lands that connects protected landscapes and
incorporates migration corridors. This task will include the following sub
tasks:

a. Identify Protected Lands and Review Existing Policies
Gallaway Consulting, Inc. will inventory lands that already provide
protection of winter range, such as lands owned by public agencies and lands
restricted in use by conservation easements or other land use restrictions. As
part of this inventory these lands will be mapped using GIS. The focus of this
portion of the GIS model will be to identify lands and land ownership that
could or would be affected by County land-use policies. Where feasible,
Gallaway Consulting will incorporate the land-use goals of the public agencies
into its land ownership GIS layer. Land-use goals may provide some
indication of the level of protection afforded these lands based on existing
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b. Identify Large Private Land Holdings
Gallaway Consulting Inc. will re-evaluate current deer herd range maps using
a parcel based analysis to ensure that winter range designations will not cross
through parcels.

c. Incorporate New Scientific Data
Gallaway Consulting, Inc. will incorporate new information pertinent to
determining functional winter range. Information will be supplied by DFG,
CDF, Caltrans, USFS, and other sources. It is assumed that the DFG will
provide a set of criteria on which data will be ranked to determine its
importance in developing the GIS model. This information will be used to
evaluate migration corridors, identify migration barriers, analyze urban
encroachment zones and predict habitat quality based on existing vegetation,
fire history and prevention. In addition to layers derived from tasks c and b
above, this data will serve as GIS layers in the model.

d. Functional Assessment
Using basic habitat parameters derived and provided by DFG Galloway
Consulting, Inc. will select areas within the current winter range and perform
a functional assessment. The assessment will require some ground truthing of
the GIS model. The parameters will include measurements of vegetation
surrounding land use, location to permanently protected lands, landscape
position (slope/aspect), and proximity to migration corridors. All ground
truthing and functional assessments will be performed with permission of the
landowners.

7. Other Biological Resources
Jones & Stokes will review existing information, coordinate with resource
agencies and other knowledgeable sources and determine what is necessary to
complete an analysis of existing conditions. Jones & Stokes will obtain and
review existing information that pertains to biological resources in Butte
County, including a review of the records from California Natural Diversity
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Species list, Butte County Soil Survey, USFWS National Wetlands Inventory
Maps, the Galloway deer herd range study, BCAG’s Natural Community
Conservation Planning (NCCP) and Habitat Conservation Planning (HCP),
environmental documents prepared for projects in the region, literature and
Jones & Stokes file information, as necessary.

In order to assess the adequacy of the existing GPTU, Jones & Stokes will
conduct a one-day reconnaissance level survey of the planning area. Since the
General Plan update is programmatic in nature, no protocol level surveys will
be conducted as part of this scope. Jones & Stokes will update the existing
biological resource GPTU.

DC&E will update all information on agricultural and timber resources. This
includes, but is not limited to, refining and updating maps, such as important
farmlands, prime soils and Williamson Act Lands, based on GIS data available
from the County.

8. Cultural Resources
Jones & Stokes will review the existing cultural resources GPTU and contact
the Northeast Information Center of the California Historical Resources
Information System to update the records search included in the GPTU.

As part of this task, Jones & Stokes cultural resources staff will initiate
consultation with Native American groups as required by SB 18. Jones &
Stokes will contact the Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) to
determine which Native American groups should be contacted and prepare
and send informational contact letters to each person or group identified by
the NAHC as having a potential interest in or possessing knowledge of
prehistoric, ethnographic, traditional cultural properties or historic resources
in Butte County. Follow-up telephone calls will be made to each identified
group or organization in an effort to obtain information and comments, and
to determine their interest in pursuing SB 18 consultation with the County.
If additional consultation is requested by the tribes under SB 18, then a
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9. Infrastructure
Questa Engineering Corporation will be responsible for completing portions
of the infrastructure analysis related to wastewater treatment/disposal, water
supply and stormwater facilities. This will include information maintained
by the County, including the GPTU, published reports and data from other
resource agencies, and information compiled in conjunction with the recent
On-Site Wastewater Program Evaluation for Butte County.

a. Wastewater Treatment and Disposal
Questa will research, review and update the existing background information
regarding municipal wastewater treatment facilities, community systems
managed under County Service Areas (CSAs), and on-site wastewater systems
for individual residences and other private developments in Butte County.
The work is anticipated to cover the following:

  ♦ Municipal wastewater treatment systems.

  ♦ Community systems managed by County Service Areas (CSAs).

  ♦ On-site wastewater treatment and disposal systems.

As part of the analysis of municipal wastewater treatment systems, Questa
will identify all city, community service district and other water treatment
systems, the areas that each system serves, how much water is currently
treated by each system and what is each system’s total capacity. A general
evaluation of the potential options for regional wastewater disposal will also
be included.

b. Water Supply
Questa will research and consult with various individuals, agencies and
organizations, and review and update the existing water supply information
for Butte County. Specific attention will be given to the following items:

  ♦ Review and update the status of compliance with existing and any new
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  ♦ Review and update status of activities of various water resources
    advocacy groups in Butte County;

  ♦ Emerging water resources issues;

  ♦ Existing water supply facilities and planned improvements; and

  ♦ Summaries of water demand and supply.

c. Stormwater Management
Questa will review and describe stormwater management facilities and
practices in Butte County. This will include the following:

  ♦ Regulatory requirements;

  ♦ Stormwater management agencies and programs; and

  ♦ Stormwater infrastructure and management issues.

10. Public Services
DC&E will expand upon the Public Services GPTU and provide existing
conditions analysis for each of the following public services: police, fire,
schools, libraries, and solid waste. The report will describe the current level
of service being provided and any County policies on the provision of these
services that must be met by future growth.

11. Noise
Jones & Stokes’ noise specialists will review Chapter 17, Noise, of the GPTU
and will identify additional work required to update that document. Jones &
Stokes will update the traffic noise modeling for existing conditions using the
FHWA Traffic Noise Model (TNM) and traffic data provided in the noise
background report. Jones & Stokes will update traffic and rail noise
modeling for existing conditions based on data in the noise background
report and will prepare noise contour maps showing traffic, rail and aircraft
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12. Air Quality
Jones & Stokes’ air quality specialists will review the GPTU on air quality
conditions in the County. If needed, DC&E will update the following tables
and associated text:

  ♦ National and California ambient air quality standards table;

  ♦ Emission inventory tables; and

  ♦ Pollutant monitoring results tables based on information available from
    the Butte County Air Quality Management District and the California
    Air Resources Board.

13. Safety and Hazards
Questa will conduct portions of the hazards and safety analysis related to
flood hazards, geologic hazards and hazardous materials management. Questa
will compile and review available information on water resource issues. This
will include information maintained by the County, including the GPTU,
published reports and data from other resource agencies, and information
compiled in conjunction with our recent On-Site Wastewater Program
Evaluation for Butte County. Questa will also communicate with County
staff representatives to learn how the County of Butte operates and how the
various departments and agencies are integrated into the community
emergency plans, and to identify issues of particular concern to the County of
Butte that should be addressed.

a. Flood Hazard and Drainage Analysis
Questa will research and consult with various individuals, agencies (such as
the Butte County Public Works Department’s stormwater management plan)
and organizations, and review and update the existing flood hazard and
drainage information for Butte County, including the GPTU. Questa will
analyze:

  ♦ Identification and description of drainage and flooding problem areas and
    existing or planned measures to address local or regional problems;

  ♦ Review and discussion of flood hazards (100-year flood) and floodplain
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  ♦ Review of dam safety requirements, compliance and issues for the major
    dams in the County, as well as dam inundation areas.

This task will be cross-referenced to the Hydrology and Water Quality
Section and Stormwater under the Infrastructure Section.

b. Seismic Hazard Analysis
Questa will research and consult with various individuals, agencies (including
the Butte County Public Health Department and Department of
Development) and organizations, and review and update the existing seismic
hazard information for Butte County, including the GPTU. Questa’s
analysis will include:

  ♦ Description of fault classifications;

  ♦ Identification and description of active faults, including the Cleveland
    Hills Fault, San Andreas Fault system, Midland-Sweitzer Fault, and
    Eastern Sierra Faults;

  ♦ Description of potentially active faults; and

  ♦ Description of potential earthquake effects, including ground shaking,
    liquefaction potential, seiches, and landslides.

c. Geologic Hazard Analysis
Questa will research and consult with various individuals, agencies and
organizations, and review and update the existing geologic hazard
information for Butte County, including the GPTU. Specific attention will
be given to the following issues:
  ♦ Erosion and sedimentation, including related water quality issues;
  ♦ Streambank stability;
  ♦ Subsidence;
  ♦ Landslides;
  ♦ Expansive soils;
  ♦ Volcanic hazards; and
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This task will be cross-referenced to the Geology and Hydrology and Water
Quality Sections.

d. Hazardous Materials Analysis
Questa will research and consult with various individuals, agencies and
organizations, and review and update the existing hazardous materials
management information for Butte County, including the GPTU. Questa
anticipates communication with the Butte County Public Health
Department, including review of information regarding department
regulations, the Hazardous Waste Generator Program, hazardous materials
business plans, and leaking underground fuel tank programs. Issues to be
addressed include hazardous waste production, transport, disposal and
emergency response.

e. Regulatory Setting
Questa will review and summarize existing federal, state and local regulations,
policies and programs affecting flood hazards, seismic hazards, geologic
hazards and hazardous materials.

14. Geology
Questa will conduct the geological analysis, compiling and reviewing available
information on geologic features and topography, seismicity, and soils issues.
This will include information maintained by the County, including the
GPTU, published reports, maps and data from other resource agencies and
technical publications, and information compiled in conjunction with the
recent On-Site Wastewater Program Evaluation for Butte County. As part of
this review Questa will also review the materials being prepared for Butte
County’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Subsurface studies, including
boreholes, soil sampling, or groundwater sampling will not be part of this
investigation.

a. Geologic Features Analysis
Questa will research and consult with various individuals, agencies and
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information for Butte County, including the GPTU. The analysis will
describe characteristics of the Valley, Foothill and Mountain geologic regions.

b. Soils Analysis
Questa will inventory and describe the various soil classes found in the three
geologic regions of the County, as well as potential impacts associated with
expansive and compressible soils.

c. Seismicity Analysis
Questa will research and consult with various individuals, agencies and
organizations, and review and updating of the existing seismicity information
for Butte County , including the GPTU. Issues to be addressed include:
  ♦ Faulting and fault rupture;
  ♦ Ground shaking;
  ♦ Liquefaction, lateral spreading, and lurch cracking; and
  ♦ Earthquake probability and potential hazard areas.

This task will be cross-referenced to Geologic Hazards under the Hazards and
Safety Section.

d. Geologic Stability Analysis
Questa will research and consult with various individuals, agencies and
organizations, and review and update the existing geologic stability
information for Butte County, including the GPTU. Specific attention will
be given to the following issues:
  ♦ Landslide-prone areas;
  ♦ Land subsidence;
  ♦ Slope stability and instability; and
  ♦ Hillside and agricultural erosion.

This task will be cross-referenced to Geologic Hazards under the Hazards and
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e. Regulatory Setting
Under this task, Questa will review and summarize existing federal, State, and
local regulations, policies, and programs affecting geology.

15. Hydrology and Water Quality
Questa will conduct the hydrology, water quality and water resources
analysis, including coordination with the Butte County Department of Water
and Resource Conservation. The hydrology and water quality work will
include issues such as flooding, floodplain management and bank erosion and
channel stability. Water quality will address urban stormwater runoff as well
as agriculturally related water quality issues.

a. Surface Waters
Questa will describe and summarize the hydrologic characteristics of the
major watersheds and surface waters in the Butte County, as well as the water
quality conditions, beneficial uses and special management for impaired
waters under Section 303(d).

b. Groundwater
Recognizing the importance of groundwater resources to the Butte County
and region as a whole, Questa will describe and summarize the characteristics
of the major groundwater basins and resources in Butte County, including the
hydrogeology, short and long-term yields, water quality, uses and
management/monitoring programs. The major aquifers and basins include:
the Lower Tuscan aquifer, and Vina, West Butte, East Butte, North Yuba,
Foothill and Mountain basins.


c. Water Quality
This task will include more in-depth review of water quality issues pertaining
to either surface water or groundwater resources in Butte County, including:

  ♦ Urban runoff and stormwater quality management issues under NPDES
    program;

  ♦ Erosion, sediment transport, and stream stability from changed
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  ♦ Agricultural runoff and drainage;

  ♦ Other nonpoint source pollutants and activities of concern, such as
    onsite and community wastewater discharges; and

  ♦ Water quality regulatory requirements and issues.

16. Evaluation of Agriculture Preservation Techniques
In this task, DC&E will evaluate existing and potential agriculture
preservation techniques, as well as techniques to promote and enhance
agricultural resources in Butte County. This will include evaluating the
efficacy of agriculture preservation development impact fees, transfer of
development rights, and habitat conservation plans. DC&E will research
existing agriculture preservation development impact fees in other areas of the
greater Central Valley Region. In addition, DC&E will study best practices
of other agriculture preservation financing mechanisms in other areas of the
greater Central Valley Region.          DC&E will describe the different
mechanisms; discuss the pros and cons of each, the financial burden placed on
new development, and the potential applicability to Butte County. This
evaluation will include an estimate of the long-term preservation maintenance
and monitoring costs that would be borne by the County or other land
stewardship organizations.



Task C. Issue Identification

1. Existing Conditions “Briefing Book”
The DC&E team will work with County staff to compile information on
existing conditions affecting future development in Butte County into an
existing conditions “briefing book” to be used by workshop participants, the
Citizen Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission and the Board of
Supervisors. The briefing book will present existing conditions information
in an accessible, easy-to-read format that can be referenced throughout the
General Plan process. Information in the briefing book will be drawn from
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The briefing book will be illustrated with maps, tables, photographs and
other graphics, and will be available to all Citizen Advisory Committee
members, Planning Commissioners and Board of Supervisors prior to the
Meeting Series below. DC&E will provide one camera ready reproducible
copy and an electronic file of the briefing book. The County will be
responsible for printing the briefing book.

2. Meeting Series #1: Existing Conditions and Issue Identification
Once the DC&E team completes the existing conditions analysis, DC&E will
conduct a series of public meetings to inform the public, the Citizen Advisory
Committee, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors of the
existing conditions in Butte County and to provide a forum to identify issues
that should be addressed as part of the General Plan Update process.

This Meeting Series will also consist of a final review and adoption of the
proposed Framework of Guiding Principles for the Butte County General
Plan update process. The meeting series will begin with a public workshop
facilitated by David Early.



Task D.     Butte County and City Cooperation and Outreach

The goal of this task will be to explore options for collaborative planning
between the cities and the County during the General Plan Update process,
with a particular focus on reaching a consensus on future land uses within the
Cities’ Spheres of Influence and Regional Housing Needs Assessment
(RHNA) projections, if necessary. This task will start immediately after Task
A, Project Initiation, and will occur throughout the planning process,
concurrently with the other tasks.

1. City and County Summit
The first step in engaging the county and cities in a cooperative planning
process is to bring all parties to the table. David Early will facilitate a summit
to initiate a discussion of the issues that face the cities and the County when
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meet with County staff to discuss the appropriate City staff and officials to
attend this event. This summit will frame the dialogue in the following task.

2. Assess Usability of BCAG Projection Data
Recognizing that the BCAG projection data could be a source of
disagreement between the cities and County, BAE will review the
methodology used to prepare the projection data, and determine whether the
projections remain valid. If the projections are no longer valid, BAE will
develop an alternative set of projections, and determine if the new projections
should replace BCAG projections for the purposes of the General Plan
Update project.

3. Individual County and City Meetings (Chico, Oroville, Gridley,
Biggs, Paradise)
This task will involve “one-on-one” meetings with the County and the City
Manager and/or Mayors of the incorporated cities in Butte County. David
Early will facilitate up to five meetings to address the pressing issues facing
the County and outline the benefits of working together towards a more
sustainable development pattern. Ultimately, these discussions could evolve
into an agreement to utilize the DC&E team and/or County General Plan
data to initiate an update of one or more City General Plans.

4. County Policy Writing for City General Plans
DC&E will take the results from tasks C.1 and C.2 and draft polices on
behalf of the County for inclusion in City’s General Plans, as they become
ready for update. DC&E has budgeted 60 hours towards this effort, which
will allow for the development of a generalized set of policies that would be
applicable to all areas within the County. If the County determines that the
policies should be expanded, such as developing policies specific to each
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Task E.     Development of Alternatives

The DC&E team will prepare alternatives to address key issues identified by
County staff, Board of Supervisors, the Citizens Advisory Committee and the
community workshops. The alternatives may potentially address approaches
to growth management, the land use mix, development options for key sites,
approaches to commercial corridors, circulation options, and interactions
between land use and transportation systems. They will be formulated and
analyzed in a manner that meets CEQA requirements for alternatives
analysis. This will allow the results of this task to be readily incorporated
into the General Plan EIR.

1. Meeting Series #2: Alternatives
This series of meetings will provide guidance to the DC&E team on the
development of three land use alternatives. The series of meetings will begin
with a community workshop facilitated by David Early who will lead a
mapping exercise to assist participants in deciding where in the Butte County
planning area to locate different types of development. The meeting series
will end with a Board of Supervisors study session at which staff and the
consultant team will receive final direction from the Board prior to
development the alternatives.

2. Area Plan Workshops
Prior to drafting alternatives, DC&E will review the adopted area plans and
hold a workshop in each of the areas represented by an area plan, up to five
workshops, to receive input from residents as to the primary opportunities,
issues and constraints faced in each area. DC&E will take this input and
carefully review each plan to decide the appropriate way to address each area
in the land use alternatives. Based on discussions with staff as the update
process progresses, the specific locations for each meeting may be adjusted.

3. Geographic Sub-Area Workshops
DC&E will also hold up to a total of three workshops to obtain input from
the three major geographic sub-areas in Butte County: valley, foothills, and
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Butte County, another in the southern valley portion of the county and the
third workshop will focus on both the foothill and mountain portions of the
county. The boundaries of each area covered by a workshop could be divided
along the boundaries of the 12 existing plan areas contained within the
current General Plan. Input from each will enable DC&E to create land use
alternatives that work for the County as a whole.

These geographic sub-area workshops will also focus on the update of the
Housing Element. In collaboration with BAE, DC&E will facilitate a
meeting to provide the public with background information on the Housing
Element update process and explain State requirements. The workshops will
also provide the opportunity to collect input from members of the public
regarding their concerns for housing in the unincorporated areas, including
special needs. Community members will have the opportunity to share
information that can be utilized in the Housing Needs Assessment.

4.    Meeting Series #3: Alternative Finalization
At this series of four meetings, DC&E will present three draft land use
alternatives to the Community and Citizens Advisory Committee, the
Planning Commission and then the Board of Supervisors. The goal of this
meeting series is to finalize the three alternatives and get direction to proceed
with these alternatives.



Task F.     Alternative Evaluation and Selection

Once all alternatives have been developed, the consultant team will analyze
each alternative to evaluate how each meets the goals and needs identified
earlier in the project. This analysis will mostly be “broad brush” to serve the
Citizens Advisory Committee purposes, with the exception of the traffic and
economic analysis.       The results of this alternatives analysis will be
summarized in a memorandum, which will be made available prior to the
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1. Evaluation of the Three Alternatives
Each of the three alternatives will be evaluated for their potential implications
to transportation , economics and agriculture/range lands.

a. Circulation Evaluation
Fehr & Peers will provide an evaluation of the three land use alternatives,
based on maps and data provided by DC&E. This analysis will be at a
planning level, and will not employ detailed travel demand forecasting using
the traffic model. However, it will be sufficient to provide an “order of
magnitude” assessment of the circulation-related impacts of each alternative.
This part of the alternatives assessment will be suitable for inclusion in the
Alternatives chapter of the EIR.

b. Economic Evaluation
BAE will conduct an economic analysis to provide the basis for General Plan
alternatives assessment and an accurate fiscal impact analysis. The analysis
will assist in determining the order of magnitude of demand for major land
uses, ensuring a market-supportable land use balance. BAE’s market analysis
will focus on the following land uses:

  ♦ Office/R&D/Flex Space;

  ♦ Warehouse/Distribution/Light Industrial;

  ♦ Retail (especially neighborhood serving retail);

  ♦ Housing (conventional single-family, multi-family rental and for-sale,
    and traditional neighborhood development residential); and

  ♦ Mixed-Use.

i. Fiscal Impacts
For this task, BAE will evaluate the fiscal ramifications of up to three of the
alternatives on the Butte County General Fund. The fiscal analysis will
provide a rough quantification of the ongoing impacts of the different
alternatives on the General Fund. Using the current service standards
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General Fund fiscal impacts of the buildout of up to three General Plan
alternatives (including the final/preferred alternative) projecting expected
increases in General Fund costs and revenues. DC&E will provide BAE with
buildout estimates for each alternative.

ii. Market Evaluation
Based on the Economics portion of the Existing Conditions Analysis, BAE
will evaluate the market viability of the General Plan alternatives. Using
market trend and demand projection information from the background
report and recent absorption information, BAE will prepare an evaluation of
each alternative’s market feasibility and the likelihood planned uses will
absorb within the General Plan period. It will also evaluate potential
imbalances in land supply by zoning designation; for example, an excess of
retail land due to insufficient household demand or insufficient industrial land
to capture expected growth in warehouse and manufacturing demand.

iii. Jobs/Housing Balance Evaluation
BAE will evaluate development alternatives to assess the extent to which
there is a match in projected number of jobs existing within the County at
General Plan buildout and the projected number of housing units.
Additionally, BAE will evaluate the extent to which there would be a match
between anticipated prices associated with the type of new housing that
would be provided under each of the alternatives and the typical household
incomes associated with the type of new households that would likely be
attracted to the unincorporated area over the General Plan time horizon.

2. Agricultural Lands Evaluation
Using a GIS system, DC&E will quantify how much agricultural land may be
lost in each of the three alternatives. This analysis will differentiate between
open range lands and production farm lands.

3. Meeting Series #4
From this meeting series the DC&E team will obtain final direction on a
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present the alternatives evaluation and facilitate small group discussions to
gather public input on alternative preference. After hearing public input on
the alternatives, the Citizens Advisory Committee will provide DC&E with
direction as to their preferred alternative. While the preferred alternative
may be one of those presented, it is more likely that it will comprise a hybrid
of components from more than one alternative. DC&E will then present the
Citizens Advisory Committee’s recommendation to the Planning
Commission for their review, input and recommendation. The Board of
Supervisors will provide final direction regarding the preferred alternative.

4. Final Preferred Alternative
Based on feedback from the Board of Supervisors, DC&E will make any
needed refinements to create the final preferred alternative.



Task G.     Preliminary Goals and Policies Development

This task assumes that the County will provide electronic and editable copies
of all existing General Plan documents to use as the basis for creating the
updated General Plan. If this is not possible, an adjustment of scope and cost
would be required.

1. Review Existing Goals and Policies
The DC&E team will review each of the existing General Plan goals,
objectives, policies and implementing programs, and recommend whether the
policy should be retained as is (or with minor modification), be retained with
substantial revision, or be deleted. DC&E will supplement the summary of
suggested revisions to existing goals and policies with a list of new issues to be
addressed as identified through the General Plan process to date, the various
work tasks described above, and additional input from County staff.

Fehr & Peers will review existing plans, policies, goals, objectives and
standards relating to the Circulation Element. Included in this effort will be
input on the implications of level of service (LOS) policies as they relate to
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operating conditions. Fehr & Peers will work with DC&E to provide a
detailed discussion of how LOS is defined and analyzed and what tradeoffs
exist with regards to the use of LOS as the primary measure of transportation
system performance. In developing the Circulation Element, Fehr & Peers
will provide LOS policies for consideration by the County that reflect all
modes of travel.

Other Goals and Policies will reflect considerations related to aspects such as:
 ♦ Land use/transportation connections;
 ♦ Existing and future roadway network and street classification system;
 ♦ Street design standards;
 ♦ Bicycle and pedestrian policies;
 ♦ Mobility across major barriers;
 ♦ Transit service and access; and
 ♦ Road and sidewalk maintenance.

Based on the preferred land use plan and circulation plan, Fehr & Peers will
complete modeling to develop detailed roadway segment traffic volume
forecasts and LOS for study roadway segments.

DC&E will also complete a detailed review of meeting notes from the Area
Plan workshops and review all relevant area plans to determine the most
appropriate means by which their intent and direction can be integrated into
the General Plan.

2. Recommendation for Fiscal Sustainability
BAE will evaluate the results of the fiscal analysis for the preferred alternative
and suggest financing strategies to help ensure the County’s fiscal
sustainability over the General Plan time horizon, focusing on the General
Fund. This may include actions such as establishing new revenue sources,
adjusting General Plan land use mixes, or adjusting service standards.

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requirements and determine the County’s ability to provide for the needs
associated with the buildout of the General Plan. This will include evaluation
of the County’s ability to fund existing development’s share of future capital
project requirements through existing County financing sources. As
appropriate, BAE may suggest new or modified strategies such as new or
enhanced fee programs, redevelopment, land-based finance, developer
contributions and grants.

3. Draft General Plan Structure and Contents
DC&E will develop a Draft Outline of the General Plan by element,
indicating the particular topics to be addressed within each element. DC&E
recommends combining many of the current elements for a more concise and
well-organized document. The Conservation, Open Space and Recreation
Elements would function well as one and the Seismic Safety Element could be
folded into the Safety Element. The Scenic Highway Element would be
appropriately combined into the Circulation Element. DC&E may also
recommend the addition of a County Character Element to ensure that
unique issues related to design are guided by general plan goals and policies.
An Action Plan is also recommended to ensure proper execution of action
programs. The final recommended outline will be provided to County staff
for review and approval before being presented in Meeting Series #5.

4. Meeting Series #5: Goals and Policies
The DC&E team and David Early will present the preliminary policy issues
at a community workshop. At this workshop DC&E will develop an
interactive exercise to refine the policy issues and identify potential trade-offs
that may arise because of potentially inconsistent policies. Based on input at
the workshop, DC&E will then develop recommended goals and policies.
These preliminary goals and policies will then be presented to the Citizens
Advisory Committee for their input and feedback, followed up the Planning
Commission and then the Board of Supervisors. Some policies may be
carried over from existing General Plan documents, while others will be new
policies drafted by DC&E. All policies will comply with the Guiding
Principles and will be intended to implement the selected preferred
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In addition to discussing goals and policies, DC&E will present the Draft
Outline of the General Plan, developed in Task G.3 above, to the Citizens
Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission and the Board of
Supervisors for their input and feedback.

5. Follow up Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors Meeting.
Following Meeting Series #6, DC&E will hold up to two additional meetings
each with the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors to review
and refine the recommended goals and policies.



Task H.     Draft General Plan

In this task, DC&E will develop the Draft General Plan based on the results
of the background analysis, identification of key issues, the approved Draft
Goals and Policies and the preferred alternative. Creating a document that is
detailed, clearly written, richly illustrated, easily updated and provides a
vision of the future is critical to the success of the entire project. The
document will include an overall vision statement, goals, quantifiable
objectives, and policies and implementing actions. The document will also
include performance measures so the County can set a target and evaluate
whether the Plan is moving the County in the right direction. The Plan will
also include an Action Plan that presents a detailed short-term action plan
that will set the course for the first few years after Plan adoption.

The General Plan will not include a Housing Element. Instead, the Housing
Element will be prepared as a coordinated, stand-alone document during Task
I below.

1. Administrative Draft General Plan
The DC&E team will prepare an Administrative Draft General Plan for
internal review by County staff. Each section or element of the General Plan
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  ♦ A brief review of Background Information summarizing current
    conditions in the County.

  ♦ Clearly articulated Goals that the County is attempting to attain.

  ♦ Objectives to guide County actions.

  ♦ Policies and Actions that the County will implement to achieve its
    objectives. The number of actions will be limited to reflect available staff
    resources.

  ♦ Maps, tables and other graphics to clarify and illustrate key concepts.

A summary of the items and issues that the Draft General Plan will include
are presented below.

a. Executive Summary
The Executive Summary will provide a concise overview of the purpose and
contents of the General Plan and its relationship to State law and other
planning documents. It will also present the General Plan Vision Statement.
The summary will give an overview of the key topics themes of each element
and summarize its overarching goals.

b. Introduction and Overview
This chapter will introduce the General Plan, and provide an overview of its
organization and contents. We suggest that the introduction also provide an
overview of Butte County's regional location, landscape, history, economy
and demographics. The Introduction should also map and explain the
County Planning Area and other boundaries.

c. Land Use Element
The Land Use Element will include the Final Land Use Plan, which will
reflect all refinements called for in earlier tasks; illustrate all land use
designations, overlays or special study areas. We will provide a written
description of each designation that sets out categories of allowable land uses
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Guiding goals and policies for Area Plan areas, and other comprehensive
planning documents will be folded into the Land Use Element, reflecting an
appropriate level of detail to support the more in-depth planning guidance
contained in those plans. Where needed, actions to amend or update those
plans to reflect the updated General Plan will be included.

In addition to these items, goals, objectives, policies and actions will be
developed to address the complete range of relevant topics, including:

  ♦ Community design guidance for key corridors, gateways, neighborhoods
    and community areas.

  ♦ Polices for infill development and preservation of the rural qualities and
    character of the county.

  ♦ Smart Growth principles.

  ♦ Growth Management and establishment of agriculture/open space
    buffers.

  ♦ Rural/Urban Interface issues.

  ♦ Non-County comprehensive plans and Sphere of Influence issues.

d. Agricultural Element
The Agricultural Element will expand on the goals and policies of the Land
Use Element and respond to the need for specific goals and policies related to
this largest land use in Butte County. This element will provide the necessary
programs that will help bolster and promote the agriculture sector, enhance
and preserve agricultural lands, and maintain the natural resources necessary
to foster agricultural growth.

e. Circulation Element
DC&E will work closely with Fehr & Peers Associates to develop the
General Plan Circulation Plan, which will be closely correlated with the land
use plan presented in the Land Use Element. The Circulation Element will
identify the future roadway network and all improvements needed to
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keeping with established Levels of Service for local and State-operated
roadways. A functional classification system for the existing and future
roadway network will be provided.

All modes of transportation will be addressed in the Circulation Element:

  ♦ Automobile travel (including Levels of Service standards and thresholds),
    policies for roadway design, reflecting safety, emergency access and
    community design objectives.

  ♦ Bicycle Facilities, including the Countywide Bicycle network, as
    reflected in the Bicycle Master Plan and connections to City and
    neighboring county networks.

  ♦ Transit, including B-line, regional passenger bus and rail service.

  ♦ Scenic Highway Standards.

  ♦ Air Transportation, including airport compatibility, local airport plans
    and private airstrips.

  ♦ Rail and truck goods movement.

f. County Character Element
The County Character Element will contain policies to control and direct
future growth within the County in a manner compatible with the existing
character. Comments received from the community during the community
workshops will also provide direction for policy development. DC&E will
give special attention to both the rural county lands as well as more urbanized
areas. In addition, DC&E will work with the County to identify and
strengthen policies and programs to control the visual and community
character impacts resulting from new development.

g. Conservation, Open Space and Recreation Element
The Conservation, Open Space and Recreation Element will address the
complete range of natural and cultural resources in the County, including:

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  ♦ Water resources for human consumption, agriculture and support of
    natural systems.

  ♦ Productive mineral resources and soils, including issues associated with
    grading control and erosion.

  ♦ Air quality.

  ♦ Energy consumption and conservation.

  ♦ Cultural resources, including historic buildings, archaeological and
    paleontological resources.

  ♦ Parks and Recreation, including a catalogue of existing amenities,
    facilities needed to meet deficiencies or needs, recreational trails and
    maintenance of existing facilities.

The development of this Element will be coordinated with the Butte County
Natural Community Conservation Plan/Habitat Conservation Plan,
currently under development by BCAG.

h. Safety Element
The Safety Element encompasses all topics concerning natural and man-made
hazards. The Safety Element will identify the major natural and human-made
hazards present in Butte County, and provide goals, objectives, policies and
actions that seek to avoid or minimize exposure to them. Topics to be
addressed include:
  ♦ Flooding and FEMA flood hazard zones.
  ♦ Levee safety and threat of inundation from dam failure.
  ♦ Seismic safety and geotechnical issues, such as subsidence and landslide.
  ♦ Wildland and urban fire hazards.
  ♦ Hazardous materials.
  ♦ Emergency response and disaster preparedness.




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i. Noise Element
Jones & Stokes, working with DC&E, will draft a Noise Element that
analyzes and quantifies current and projected noise levels for roadways,
railroad operations, the airport, industrial facilities and other stationary noise
sources in the Planning Area. Jones & Stokes will provide technical support
in the development of the noise element goals, objectives, policies and actions
by providing information on methods of noise attenuation and protection of
noise sensitive uses from excessive noise.

j. Public Facilities and Services Element
The Public Facilities and Services Element will identify major infrastructure
improvements needed to implement the recommended General Plan policies
and accommodate future growth. Major issues affecting the adequate
provision of public facilities to meet the needs of future development, such as
potential constraints associated with water and sewer will be identified and
discussed. Policies to address the need to coordinate growth with the funding
will also be included in the Public Facilities and Services Element. Topics to
be addressed include:
  ♦ Fire.
  ♦ Police.
  ♦ Schools.
  ♦ Public buildings, including libraries, and county offices.
  ♦ Solid waste and recycling.
  ♦ Wastewater.
  ♦ Water service, including water conservation techniques and innovative
     approaches to providing water.
  ♦ Stormwater.

k. Action Plan
In addition to action policies included in every element of the General Plan,
the Butte County General Plan will include a stand-alone Action Plan that
outlines projects that should be completed in the first five years after the plan
is adopted. This Action Plan will include a schedule for when each project
will occur, an estimated budget, and a responsible party or agency. As
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and spending for infrastructure and services to high priority actions so that
financial resources are targeted to areas where catalyst projects can occur.

The Action Plan will also include a process for how the County should
evaluate its General Plan in the future. The performance measures included
in the General Plan will serve as a starting point for this Action Plan. Also
included will be a method of reaching out to the public and prioritizing goals
on a periodic basis.

l. Appendices and Glossary
DC&E will compile relevant background information and reports that will
serve as technical appendices to the General Plan, and will develop a glossary
of acronyms, abbreviations and other technical terms used in the document.

2. Preliminary Draft General Plan
Once County staff has had an opportunity to review the Administrative
Draft General Plan, DC&E will meet with County staff to review comments
and agree on changes to the Plan. Based on County staff direction, DC&E
will prepare a Preliminary Draft General Plan for review by the Planning
Commission and Board of Supervisors.

3. Meeting Series #6: General Plan Elements
DC&E will lead a Community Workshop to present and obtain input on the
Draft General Plan Elements. DC&E will then lead a Citizen Advisory
Committee meeting, followed by a Planning Commission and Board of
Supervisors study session, to review feedback provided at the workshop and
obtain additional input.

4. Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors Follow Up Meetings
Following Meeting Series #6, DC&E will hold up to two additional meetings
each with the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors to further
review and refine the draft General Plan Elements.




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Task I. Housing Element Update

Concurrent with DC&E’s work on the General Plan, BAE will prepare an
updated Housing Element. This scope assumes that Regional Housing Needs
Assessment allocations will be available from BCAG by 2007, and that the
Housing Element will be due in 2009. However, since the General Plan will
be adopted towards the end of 2009, before the due date of the Housing
Element, it is assumed that the County will successfully obtain an extension
from HCD. A draft copy of the Housing Element can be provided to HCD
for review by June 2009. If this schedule changes, then a scope modification
and budget increase could be necessary.

1. Prepare Economic and Demographic Overview/Existing Conditions
and Trends Analysis
Drawing from information collected and analyzed as part of the economic
and demographic analysis for Task B, Existing Conditions, BAE will analyze
past population and employment growth trends, and projections for future
growth. The analysis will also explore such demographic characteristics as
household income distribution, age, household type and tenure, educational
and occupational characteristics, and place of employment. When available,
this portion of the analysis will utilize updated data from BCAG, the State
Finance and Employment Development Departments, the U.S. Census, and
other commercial and governmental data sources.

The analysis of economic and demographic conditions will include
comparisons between the unincorporated areas of Butte County, Butte
County overall, and California as a whole, to facilitate an understanding of
what characteristics make the unincorporated areas unique and what
characteristics are more reflective of regional and statewide trends and
conditions. In addition, to providing data for the unincorporated area in
aggregate, BAE will also provide selected data breakouts for certain
communities of interest that will be identified in consultation with Butte
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2. Document Accomplishments of Existing Housing Element
Using data regarding housing production and implementation of various
housing related policies and programs to be supplied by the County, BAE
will document the County’s housing accomplishments during the current
Housing Element planning period in relation to the current Housing
Element’s stated objectives. BAE will submit to Butte County a list of the
types of data required, including housing production, rehabilitation, and
preservation statistics, and actions taken to implement various policies,
programs, and policies in the current Housing Element. This will help to
identify housing activities that have been effective in the current Housing
Element planning period as well as those that may require modification or
which are no longer applicable. This information will be considered in the
process of updating the Housing Element objectives, policies, and programs.

3. Prepare Overview of Current Housing Market Conditions
BAE will prepare an analysis of current housing market conditions in the
unincorporated areas. This portion of the analysis will focus on the match
between the demand and supply sides of the housing market equation,
particularly as they relate to the provision of a suitable range of housing
opportunities for households of all income levels. This task will address
topics such as factors influencing housing demand in different parts of the
unincorporated area, new housing production (rate of production by type) in
comparison to demand, market rents and sales prices and trends, vacancy rate
trends, planned and proposed new housing, and identification of under-served
market segments (i.e., income levels and housing types). To the extent
possible, BAE will provide breakouts of information that is certain
unincorporated communities of interest identified in consultation with
County and DC&E staff.

4. Analyze Housing Needs
BAE will prepare an assessment of housing needs in the unincorporated areas.
This task will also include evaluating local housing affordability and the
match between local household incomes and costs for rental and ownership
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owners). It will also include documenting and analyzing the housing needs of
various special populations, including:
  ♦ Persons in need of emergency shelter.
  ♦ Elderly.
  ♦ Disabled.
  ♦ Large families.
  ♦ Single-parent households.
  ♦ Farmworkers.

Upon further consultation with County staff, this list may be expanded to
include other special needs categories unique to Butte County.

5. Conduct Housing Conditions Screening Using Available Data
This task is targeted to providing an assessment of the condition of the
housing stock in the unincorporated areas, for the purpose of identifying the
potential need for housing rehabilitation programs or strategies, particularly
for low- and moderate-income rental housing and owner-occupied housing.
The proposed approach is to conduct an initial screening by conducting a GIS
analysis of 2000 Census data at the block group level, analyzing such factors
as concentrations of older housing that are likely to be in need of
rehabilitation and housing lacking basic facilities, showing evidence of
overcrowding, etc. BAE will conduct this screening using its own in-house
GIS software and data from the 2000 U.S. Census. Then, BAE will cross-
check this information with any current information that may be available
from County building officials regarding hazardous housing conditions
citations or complaints.

6. Physical Housing Conditions Survey
It appears that the County has not conducted a physical housing conditions
survey since 1993. The County may wish to have BAE augment the housing
conditions screening exercise in Task I.5 with a physical housing conditions
survey targeted to specific locations in the County that are likely to have a
high incidence of physical deterioration and need for rehabilitation. Based on
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County staff, BAE will develop a targeted windshield survey methodology, to
document housing conditions in areas within the County deemed likely to
have disproportionate housing rehabilitation needs. To control costs, this
task will employ a sampling approach, whereby BAE will use data regarding
conditions for limited residential areas deemed to be representative of larger
areas to infer overall housing conditions. The product of the task will be a
map of areas with housing rehabilitation needs as well as tabular data
indicating the approximate number of housing units in need of rehabilitation,
and the level of housing rehabilitation needed. The amount budgeted for this
task assumes a survey of up to 200 homes in four areas of the County. BAE
will work with the County to determine the areas to be surveyed. If the
County decides that more homes and/or more areas need to be surveyed, the
budget for this task will need to be renegotiated.

7. Develop Affordable Housing Inventory
Based on information contained in the County’s current Housing Element,
the only affordable (i.e., subsidized) housing project in the unincorporated
area is a Housing Authority-owned farm labor camp. Because of the public
ownership, it is assumed that this project is not at risk of conversion to
market rate during the planning period. Therefore, the budget for this
project assumes that there is only a need to report this fact and not conduct
further research. If the County or BAE identifies other affordable housing
projects in the unincorporated area, then additional budget will be required in
order to conduct analysis of their risk of conversion to market rate use.

8. Analyze Preservation Needs of Units at Risk of Conversion to
Market Rates
Based on information contained in the County’s current Housing Element, it
appears that there are no assisted housing units at risk of conversion to
market rates; thus, the budget for this project assumes that there is no need to
conduct this type of analysis. Should the County or BAE identify assisted
units at risk of conversion to market rates during the new housing element
planning period, then additional budget would be required in order to
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9. Analyze County’s Ability to Meet Fair Share Housing Needs
Obligations
This task will focus on the state-mandated requirement for local jurisdictions
to make adequate provisions for the development of housing to meet their
share of regional housing needs, for households at all income levels. BAE will
document the County’s regional housing need fair share allocations and then
determine the County’s ability to accommodate those needs allocations.

BAE will use the tabulation of vacant parcels available for residential
development and their respective sizes and zoned density to calculate the
maximum residential development potential on those sites. This tabulation
will be created in Task B. Based on the type of zoning and the information
generated through earlier housing market analysis tasks, BAE will determine
the household income levels likely to be served on the various classes of
residential land. Based on this analysis, BAE will determine the County’s
existing housing production capability.

If the result of this initial evaluation is that the County has adequate
residential land available to meet its fair share housing obligations, then BAE
will prepare a housing sites matrix that documents the characteristics of the
land that will substantiate the County’s ability to accommodate its fair share
allocations, including site area, applicable zoning, allowable densities,
availability of infrastructure, and so forth. If it appears that the County will
not have adequate land available for production of housing to satisfy all of its
regional housing needs allocations, BAE will provide the County with a
memo to document the shortfall of housing production potential, outlining
the types of residentially zoned land that would be necessary to meet the
state’s requirements for adequate housing sites. This assessment will consider
the potential that land which may currently be unincorporated that might
actually be annexed to an adjacent City, effectively reducing the land that the
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It is assumed that DC&E and County staff will take the lead in evaluating re-
zoning opportunities that would enable to the County to increase its supply
of land available for residential development. Based on the results of this
analysis, it will likely be necessary for BAE, DC&E, and the County to
determine a process to explore the feasibility of making the policy changes
necessary to accommodate the County’s entire fair-share allocations. If this
process requires BAE’s participation, it will not be included in this scope of
work, but would need to be negotiated by the County and DC&E and BAE
depending on BAE’s required involvement. Additional services beyond this
work scope could also include support in negotiations between the County
and one or more cities to shift some housing allocations from the County to
the City, or to establish agreements that would allow the County to claim
credit for some housing development that would eventually be annexed to
cities.

10. Analyze Governmental and Non-Governmental Constraints to
Housing Production
This portion of the study will include an evaluation of local barriers to
housing production, covering such factors as land costs, construction costs,
availability of financing, regulatory constraints, availability of land for
residential development, infrastructure availability, etc. To assist in this
assessment, County staff will provide BAE with an updated schedule of fees
for the development of housing in the unincorporated areas and will also
provide information regarding the County’s residential site improvement
standards and residential development entitlement processing procedures.
This portion of the task will also include interviews with local housing
developers, including affordable housing developers, regarding their
experiences with the development process in the unincorporated areas of
Butte County and their suggestions for changes to facilitate the construction
of additional housing within the County.

11. Prepare Draft Affordable Housing Needs Assessment
BAE will prepare an Administrative Draft Housing Needs Assessment Report
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work conducted in the prior tasks. This report will include text, tables, and
maps to document the study and will be submitted to County staff for
review. BAE will provide the County with one camera-ready copy of the
Draft Needs Assessment and the County will be responsible for duplication
and distribution of the document to interested parties. BAE can also provide
the County with an electronic version (Adobe .PDF format) of the needs
assessment that can be distributed via e-mail, a County web site, etc.

After staff review and comments, BAE will make revisions as appropriate and
submit the document for informal review and comment by HCD staff. This
will serve as an opportunity to begin getting informal feedback on the work
in progress from HCD, but will not begin the formal HCD review process.

12. Meeting Series #7: Housing Element
BAE will participate in a second series of Housing Element update meetings
facilitated by DC&E. This series of meetings will consist of a Community
Workshop, a Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting, a Planning Commission
Meeting and a Board of Supervisors Meeting. This meeting series will provide
the opportunity for community members, the Citizen Advisory Committee,
and the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors to comment on the
draft Housing Needs Assessment, to provide their own input on pressing
community housing issues and needs, and to provide initial input on
priorities for updates to the County’s Housing Element Policy Document.

13. Prepare and Present Draft Housing Element
Based on feedback provided at the affordable housing workshops and by
County staff, BAE will make limited changes to the draft Housing Needs
Assessment and then update the existing Housing Element Policy Document
to reflect the updated Housing Needs Assessment and the recommended
changes in goals, policies, objectives, and implementing programs contained
in the Policy Document to create a complete Draft Housing Element update.
BAE will provide the County with one camera-ready copy of the Draft
Update and one electronic copy of the Draft Update. The County will be
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parties. BAE will then assist DC&E in presenting the Draft Housing
Element Update to the Planning Commission for their review and
recommendations, which may occur in conjunction with review of other
General Plan Update elements.

Concurrent with the Planning Commission review, BAE and the County will
submit the Draft Housing Element to HCD staff, who will initiate their
official certification review. Upon receipt of HCD’s written comments on
the draft, BAE (and DC&E and County staff if desired) will hold a meeting
with HCD staff to discuss their comments on the draft and discuss any
compliance issues raised by HCD, along with possible solutions.

14. Prepare Final Housing Element
Upon receiving Planning Commission and HCD comments on the Draft
Housing Element, BAE will meet with DC&E and County staff to discuss
options to address comments and determine revisions to be made. BAE will
revise the Draft Update document accordingly, and prepare a Final Housing
Element for the County Board of Supervisor’s consideration. BAE will
provide the County with one camera-ready copy, four bound copies, and one
electronic copy of the Final Housing Element.

In discussing the Final Housing Element with the County Board of
Supervisors, BAE will advise the Board regarding the effects of any proposed
modifications on the potential to obtain HCD certification. Once the
County Board of Supervisors takes action to adopt the Housing Element
(either with or without changes), the County will submit the adopted
Housing Element to HCD for final review and certification action. This will
include a summary of any changes made to the document since HCD’s
preliminary review. The budget for this task assumes that BAE staff would
attend one County Board of Supervisors meeting to present the Final
Housing Element, and that BAE will make any minor editorial changes that
the Supervisors request, prior to submitting the document for final HCD
review. Substantive changes that would require additional research or
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does not include any additional work in the event that HCD does not certify
the Housing Element.

This scope also assumes that environmental clearance on the Housing
Element would be conducted as part of the environmental clearance for the
overall Draft General Plan and that the approval of the Housing Element
would also occur as part of the approval process of the Draft General Plan. If
a separate EIR and approval process is to occur then additional budget would
need to be provided.



Task J.     Development Code/Zoning Ordinance Update

Crawford Multari and Clark Associates (CMCA) will prepare a new zoning
code, in close coordination with the General Plan update.

1. Initial Scoping Meetings
CMCA will meet with the County's planning staff to:

  ♦ Review the County's objectives for the Zoning Ordinance.

  ♦ Refine and detail the project scope and schedule as necessary.

  ♦ Inventory problems and issues associated with present County land use
    and development regulations.

  ♦ Discuss any County preferences regarding how any issues identified by
    staff will be addressed in the Zoning Ordinance.

  ♦ Review and discuss overall Zoning Ordinance format and organization
    alternatives.

This subtask is anticipated to include a day of meetings with County staff
from the Planning Department and selected staff from other departments as
determined to be appropriate by the County's project manager. A product of
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CMCA will visit key unincorporated communities identified by staff where
form-based coding techniques may be useful to retain and enhance existing
community identity, or to assist in physical transformation where a clear
alternative vision for future development has been or can be identified.

2. Document Review and List of Issues
While County staff will provide the consultant with a critique of the existing
regulations and provisions, CMCA will evaluate and “troubleshoot” the
regulations and provisions as well. A product of this subtask will be a list of
issues that will need to be addressed in the process of drafting the Zoning
Ordinance, including concerns involving both standards for development,
and County procedures for development review. This list of issues will guide
efforts by the consultants and County staff in the actual drafting of the
Zoning Ordinance after it is refined into final form through the following
tasks.

3. Meeting Series #8 –Key Zoning Issues
A series of meetings will be held to identify key issues that will need to be
addressed as part of the Zoning Code Update. The meeting series will begin
with a community workshop, led by DC&E, with CMCA’s participation.
CMCA will work with County staff to identify individuals and groups
within the County who may offer key input and feedback regarding how
current zoning standards may be refined or revised. These individuals and
groups will be encouraged to attend the community workshop. Following
the workshop, a meeting will be held with the Citizen Advisory Committee
to review input received at the workshop and provide additional input.
DC&E and CMCA will then have one meeting each with the Planning
Commission and the Board of Supervisors to discuss and identify key issues
that the Commission and the Board would like addressed as part of this
update process.

4. Additional Planning Commission Board Meetings
DC&E and CMCA will hold up to two additional meetings each with the
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5. Draft Format and Outline
Based on the input received through the above tasks, CMCA will prepare a
draft annotated outline, style sheet, and sample chapter to illustrate the
intended format and style of the Zoning Ordinance. After staff review,
CMCA will discuss with staff any desired changes, and direction for the
preparation of the chapters covering the zoning district provisions.

6. Zoning Ordinance Preparation
The order of preparation of the administrative draft segments below starts
with Zoning Ordinance chapters that are likely to be the least affected by
changes in the General Plan (Zoning Ordinance administration and permit
procedures), and ends with the chapters containing standards that are likely to
be the most influenced by General Plan changes (the zones, allowed uses by
zone, and development standards by zone).

a. Administrative Provisions
CMCA will draft the chapters of the Code containing administration and
development application filing and processing procedures. At a minimum,
these provisions will address:

  ♦ Purpose and adoption of the Zoning Ordinance.

  ♦ Definition of the roles of each project review entity.

  ♦ Administrative procedures for discretionary land use permits,
    amendments (e.g., Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Map), appeals,
    nonconforming use, structure, lot, and site improvement provisions,
    public hearings, etc. Additionally, procedures and associated provisions
    governing the preparation, filing, review, adoption, and amendment of
    development agreements and specific plans will be included in the new
    Zoning Ordinance.

  ♦ Code enforcement provisions.

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b. General Development Standards
CMCA will draft the chapters of the Code containing regulations that apply
in multiple zones and overlay districts. At a minimum, these provisions will
address the following:
  ♦ General site planning and development standards.
  ♦ Affordable housing requirements.
  ♦ Landscaping standards.
  ♦ Parking and loading standards.
  ♦ Sign regulations.

c. Specific Use and Resource Management Standards
This product will include two "Articles" of the code, first consisting of
standards for specific land uses as determined appropriate by the County=s
project manager. The second component of this work product will include
historic preservation standards and procedures, hillside development
standards, tree protection standards, etc.

d. Zoning District Provisions
CMCA will draft the chapters of the code containing regulations applicable in
specific zones and any desired overlay zones. At a minimum, these
provisions will address the following:

  ♦ A land use classification system that clearly identifies the uses that may
    be allowed in each zoning district. The classification system will employ
    up-to-date terminology, and an appropriate combination of specific and
    generic land use types, instead of a lengthy "encyclopedic" list of allowed
    uses that can quickly become obsolete.

  ♦ The zones, the land uses allowed within them, and the type of ministerial
    (e.g., permitted uses) or discretionary land use approvals required for
    each use.

  ♦ The overlay districts desired by the County to highlight areas where
    important community features, sensitive environmental characteristics,
    natural or built hazards must be carefully considered in the siting and
    design of proposed development and new land uses.



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  ♦ Development standards unique to the individual zones (e.g., height
    limitations, setback requirements, site coverage requirements, etc.),
    organized in tables wherever possible and appropriate.

  ♦ Definitions of all of the listed "allowed" land uses as well as the technical
    terms and phrases used in the Zoning Ordinance, including
    abbreviations.

The zoning and overlay district provisions will be sent to staff for review.
CMCA will discuss desired changes with County staff.

e. Zoning Map Update
Using GIS at a parcel-specific level, DC&E will update the zoning map to be
consistent with the proposed General Plan Land Use Diagram and to reflect
the draft zoning districts prepared in Task J.6d above. The updated zoning
map will be sent to County staff for review, and the final GIS layer provided
to the County.

f. Preliminary Draft Zoning Ordinance
CMCA will assemble a complete preliminary draft Zoning Ordinance and
forward a copy to staff for review and comment. CMCA will also provide a
disposition table that tracks the zoning provisions between the existing
ordinances and the updated Zoning Ordinance.

g. Public Review Draft Code and Newsletter
A public review Draft Code will be prepared and provided to the County for
review by the Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, and the general
public. CMCA will also provide a public newsletter for publication and
distribution by the County that provides an overview of the purpose and
effect of the Zoning Ordinance, how public input was utilized in preparing
the document, and additional opportunities for public comment at
subsequent Commission and Board meetings.

7. Additional Meetings with the Planning Commission and Board of
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DC&E and CMCA will attend one meeting, each, with the Planning
Commission and the Board of Supervisors, to review the Draft Zoning Code
and obtain their input and feedback.



Task K.     Draft EIR

At the same time that we prepare the Draft General Plan, Housing Element
and Zoning Code the DC&E team will begin preparing the Draft EIR.
Coordinating the EIR with the General Plan preparation allows for a more
efficient work program and ensures that environmental issues are taken into
consideration during the planning deliberations.

The EIR will be a single document that covers the General Plan, Housing
Element and Zoning Code.

The process of formulating the Draft EIR will include the preparation of an
Administrative Draft EIR which will be submitted with the Administrative
Draft General Plan to allow County staff to review both documents
simultaneously. Comments received from staff will be incorporated into the
Public Review EIR. The goal for the EIR is to provide an environmental
document that the County will be able to use to tier off for future
development within the area.

1. Notice of Preparation and Initial Study
DC&E will prepare a Notice of Preparation and Initial Study regarding the
General Plan for local and State agencies.

2. Scoping Meeting
After the Notice of Preparation has been released, DC&E will work with the
County to identify the best way to notice the meeting to encourage the
maximum amount of participation by agencies and the public. DC&E will
also assist the County in preparing materials for this meeting; it is assumed
that the County will lead this meeting and provide written notes to DC&E
for use drafting the Draft EIR.


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3. Preparation of EIR
In this task, the DC&E team will prepare the necessary analysis for the EIR.
At a minimum, the EIR will include the following sections:

  ♦ Executive Summary. This section will contain a summary in a form
    consistent with CEQA Guidelines.

  ♦ Existing Conditions, Impacts and Mitigation Measures. The existing
    setting information derived from the existing conditions analysis in Task
    B, combined with proposed General Plan action programs and policy
    direction will be analyzed in this section to determine the impacts of the
    Draft General Plan, including its contribution to cumulative impacts.
    Mitigation measures will be identified to minimize potential impacts to
    the extent feasible.

  ♦ Alternatives. Up to three General Plan alternatives, including the
    CEQA-Required No Project alternative, will be analyzed.              The
    alternatives will draw from the General Plan alternatives developed
    earlier in the process and the alternatives analysis will be based on the
    analysis completed in Task F.

  ♦ Assessment Conclusions. An assessment conclusion to meet CEQA
    Guidelines for growth inducement, unavoidable significant effects,
    significant irreversible changes and impacts not found to be significant
    will also be analyzed.

The Mitigation Monitoring Program (MMP) will be included in the Final
EIR. Since the General Plan will be developed to be primarily “self-
mitigating”, the MMP will most likely not include any mitigation measures,
other than the policies already incorporated into the General Plan. As a
result, the monitoring tool for the General Plan will be the annual General
Plan report required by the State.




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4. Notice of Completion
DC&E will prepare and file a Notice of Completion regarding the General
Plan EIR with the State Clearinghouse, which will begin the required 45-day
public review period.



Task L. Final General Plan, Final Zoning Ordinance and Final EIR
Review and Adoption

DC&E will complete the following tasks, resulting in adoption of a Final
General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and EIR.

1. Public Hearings
DC&E and CMCA will assist County staff to prepare for public hearings
before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. DC&E and
CMCA will attend meetings and hearings at which the Public Review Draft
General Plan will be reviewed. This scope assumes a total of four public
hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, two
each, for the draft General Plan Zoning Ordinance and EIR.

2. Summary of Revisions to Draft General Plan and Zoning Ordinance
Following public review of the Public Review Draft General Plan, DC&E
will prepare a summary of the revisions to the Draft General Plan reflecting
comments received during the public review process. CMCA will draft
revised language in response to staff or Board direction.

3. Final EIR and Mitigation Monitoring Program
The process of preparing the Final EIR will include preparation of
administrative drafts, staff review and revision based on County staff
comments. Following public review of the Draft EIR, the DC&E team will
respond to substantive comments on the EIR and prepare a Final EIR and
Mitigation Monitoring Program. DC&E will prepare a Final EIR Addendum
that includes verbatim comments received, the responses to comments,
changes to the Draft EIR necessitated by the responses and a revised summary
of impacts and mitigation measures.



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4. Findings and Resolutions
As directed by County staff, DC&E will prepare findings and resolutions to
allow for adoption of the General Plan and certification of the Final EIR.
These resolutions will summarize significant impacts of the General Plan,
present mitigation measures required to reduce impacts to less-than-significant
levels, permit adoption of the Mitigation Monitoring Program, and include, if
necessary, statements of overriding consideration.

5. Certification and Adoption Hearings
In these final hearings, County decision-makers will review and adopt the
Final General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and EIR. David Early will attend up
to four final Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors Hearings (two
each).

6. Final General Plan
Once the General Plan is adopted, DC&E will finalize the General Plan for
distribution and archiving. This final document will include as revisions
directed by County decision-makers during the certification and adoption
process.

7. Final Zoning Ordinance
CMCA will prepare a final version of the Zoning Ordinance for delivery to
the County for codification and publication, incorporating all changes by the
Board of Supervisors.




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III.     PUBLIC MEETINGS

Most work on the General Plan and Zoning Code Update will occur through
a series of meetings described in Part I. The following provides a summary of
the various components to budgeted public meetings. There is flexibility
within the scope to reallocate meetings, when mutually agreed to by Butte
County staff and DC&E.

  ♦ CAC Kick Off Meetings (2).

  ♦ Meeting Series (8). Overall there will be eight distinct Meeting Series,
    which will each include one public workshop, one CAC meeting, one
    Planning Commission meeting and one Board of Supervisors meeting.

  ♦ Area Plan Workshops (5). These workshops will focus on the existing
    planning areas within the current General Plan.

  ♦ Sub Area Workshops (3). Three Sub Area Workshops will be held.
    One will focus on the northern valley portion of Butte County, one the
    southern valley portion of the County and one both the foothill and
    mountain portions of the County.

  ♦ County and City Coordination (1 Summit and 5 One-on-One
    Meetings). There will be one Summit meeting and five one-on-one
    meetings to facilitate coordination between the County and Cities.

  ♦ Additional Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors Meetings
    (7 each, total of 14). Up to seven additional Planning Commission
    meetings and seven additional Board of Supervisors meetings will occur,
    outside of the Meeting Series, to review the Draft Goals and Policies, the
    Draft General Plan and the Draft Zoning Ordinance.

  ♦ Initial Public Hearings (2 each, total 4). As part of the Draft General
    Plan and Zoning Ordinance approval process, there will be two Planning
    Commission Hearings and two Board of Supervisors Hearing.

  ♦ Adoption Public Hearings (2 each, total 4). David Early will attend
    the final adoption hearings once the final General Plan and Zoning
    Ordinances are complete.



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IV.      SCHEDULE

For a project schedule, refer to Figure 1.



V.       COMPENSATION

Contractor shall be paid up to the contract maximum to complete the scope
of services outlined in Section II. Table 2 shows the basis for the cost. Table
2 is for reference only.

Contractor may reallocate costs among subcontractors, staff members and
tasks at its sole discretion as long as the estimated cost of each task does not
increase. David Early and Paul Crawford will attend all specified meetings
unless County agrees to a substitute. Should an increase to the estimated
costs of tasks be necessary, it shall be presented in writing and approved by
County prior to Contractor beginning any work which would impact the
specific task’s cost and will not require a formal amendment to this
Agreement as long as the costs to complete the entire scope of services will
not exceed the estimated contract maximum amount.

Upon Contractor’s determination that the scope of services cannot be
completed within the estimated contract maximum, Contractor shall present
a proposal of revised costs for the scope of work for County consideration for
the purpose of preparing a formal amendment to the Agreement. In no
circumstances shall the maximum contract amount be exceeded without first
completing a formal, Board of Supervisor-approved amendment to the
Agreement.


Contractor shall bill monthly on a time-and-materials basis at the rates shown
in Table 2 for work completed during the previous calendar month.




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Contractor will provide a status-update of invoices against tasks and
remaining balances with the submittal of each invoice.

Billing rates shown in Table 2 are guaranteed through December 31, 2009.
On January 1, 2010 and once every year thereafter, Contractor and its
subconsultants may increase billing rates by up to 5% per year, and the Total
Cost shall be increased so that the work on remaining tasks can be billed at
the adjusted billing rates.

Contractor may not bill more than the maximum cumulative amount shown
in Table 3 until the corresponding tasks in Table 3 are completed.



VI.      AUTHORIZATION TO PROCEED


Upon the execution of this contract, contractor shall be authorized to work
only on Tasks A through D. Authorization for additional tasks shall occur
only through a letter from the Director of Development Services. Prior to
the Director’s authorization, he may request reallocation of resources or
budget revision for subsequent tasks.




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PROJECT SCHEDULE
FIGURE 1
                                                                            2006          2007                                                                            2008                                                                        2009
Project Tasks                                                 SEPT    OCT   NOV     DEC   JAN    FEB     MAR   APR   MAY    JUNE    JULY   AUG   SEPT   OCT   NOV   DEC   JAN    FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUNE   JULY   AUG   SEPT   OCT   NOV   DEC   JAN    FEB   MAR   APR   MAY    JUNE   JULY   AUG   SEPT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DEC
A. Project Initiation

B. Existing Conditions Analysis

C Issues Identification

D. City/County Coordination

E. Alternatives Creation

F.   Alternatives Evaluation and Selection

G. Preliminary Goals and Policies Development

H. Draft General Plan

I.   Housing Element

J.   Zoning Ordinance Update

K. Draft EIR

L. Final Review and Adoption
Project Meetings
Public Workshops

CAC Meetings

Planning Commission Meetings/Hearings

Board of Supervisors Meetings/Hearings

County and City Meetings

                                                          Meeting Series
                                                          Work Period                                                              Area Plan Workshop

                                                          Draft Product/Report                                                     Sub-Area Plan Workshop

                                                          Final Product/Report                                                     Summit Meeting

                                                          Meeting Series Public Workshop                                           "One on One" City Meeting

                                                          CAC Meeting                                                              Board of Supervisors or Planning Commission Public Meetings/Hearings

S C O P E   O F    S E R V I C E S
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Back of Figure 1




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                                                                                                                                            Design, Community & Environment
                                                                                                                                                     Butte County
                                                                                                                                        General Plan and Zoning Code Update


                                                                        Design Community and Environment                                             Crawford                                 Fehr and Peers                                                        Jones and Stokes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ashkar/     Lucy/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rivasplata/B Schafer/    Alvarez/
                                                             Senior     Associate    Project                                          Jacobson                                                        Sr                                            uehler/   Hatcher/     Volk/      Kalman/      Tech
Hours per Task                                  Early       Associate   Planner      Planner    Planner    Graphics   Clerical        Crawford    Wise        Fisher        Principal Sr Associate Engineer    Engineer   Support     Townsly       Rimpo     Crawford    Bowen      Maniscalco    Editor       Graphics
A. Project Initiation                                  12          18         102         90         50        320                8          40          40            40                                18                     10          8                       48          32            8
B. Existing Conditions Analysis                         6          16         158          5        206         58               30          72          48                       10          50        100         300         70          4            22         52          40           16         24                12
C. Issues Identification                               19           6         110                   218        100
D. City/County Coordination                            36          10          62                   134         15                2
E. Development of Alternatives                     112            114         270         12        768        147               12                                                            4         30          10         20          4            24         12          24            4
F. Alternatives Evaluation and Selection               21          48          51         18        118         15               12          8                                     2           6         10          30         10                        8          4           8
G. Preliminary Goals and Policies Development          39          80         176         10        190         27               10
H. Draft General Plan                                  51         124         333         20        446         63               24         24                                     2           6         10                     10          2            18         24          60           16             4                 4
I. Housing Element                                      4          20          74                    60          5
J. Development Code/Zoning Update                      52          64         146                    80         51                2         520       300          300
K. Draft EIR                                            2         200          26         90        242         44               24                                                           20         40          30         10          1            24        152         156           72         40                12

L. Final General Plan, Zoning Ordinance & EIR          38           2          78         22        108         10                2          40          40            80                      8         20          12                     1            24         10          14            2


Total Hours                                         392           702        1,586        267      2,620        855          126            704       428          420            14           94       228         382        130          20           120        302        334          118         68            28
Billing Rate                                      $210          $155         $125       $100         $80        $85          $65           $170      $130         $100          $220         $190      $165        $120         $80       $200          $160       $115       $105           $95       $75           $70
Labor Cost                                      $82,320      $108,810     $198,250    $26,700   $209,600    $72,675       $8,190       $119,680   $55,640      $42,000        $3,080      $17,860   $37,620     $45,840    $10,400      $4,000       $19,200    $34,730    $35,070      $11,210     $5,100        $1,960

Total Firm Labor Cost                                                                                                   $706,545                              $217,320                                                    $114,800                                                                              $111,270

EXPENSES
 Mileage (@ $0.445 per mile)                                                                                               $7,280                               $5,500                                                       $5,740                                                                                  $330
 Subconsultant Management (10%)                                                                                           $76,915
 Per diem travel expenses (9 @ $150 per night)                                                                             $1,350
 Reprographics and Mapping                                                                                                 $1,500                                 $500                                                       $6,888
 Workshops Refreshments (@$100 per mtng * 22 mtngs )                                                                       $2,200
 CAC Mtng Dinner (15 mtngs @ $12 *50 people)                                                                               $9,000
 Deliveries                                                                                                                $1,500                                 $200                                                       $4,592
 Office Expenses (Phone, Fax, Copies, etc)                                                                                $14,131
 Report Production                                                                                                         $2,500
 Data Purchase                                                                                                              $500
 Website Hosting
 Counts                                                                                                                     $640                                                                                            $10,000
Total Expenses                                                                                                           $117,516                               $6,200                                                      $27,220                                                                                   $330

TOTAL PER FIRM                                                                                                           $824,061                             $223,520                                                    $142,020                                                                              $111,600

GRAND TOTAL                                                                                                           $1,593,206




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                                                                                                                                                                    Table 2
                                                                                                                                                        Design, Community & Environment
                                                                                                                                                                 Butte County
                                                                                                                                                    General Plan and Zoning Code Update


                                                                       Bay Area Economics                                                                     Questa                                                           Gallaway



                                                                        Senior                                                                                                                                       Senior                           Total Labor Cost
Hours per Task                                         Principal       Associate        Associate       Analyst       Hantzsche    Peters       Hopkins       Nelson        Wang        Farrow       Clerical       Biologist GIS Tech. Biologist        Per Task
A. Project Initiation                                          10                  17                            14           24        16                8            40          16         24            16                                                113,073
B. Existing Conditions Analysis                                40                  80          120               60           24        16            24               40          32         60            16            88        206        192            245,576
C. Issues Identification                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       44,610
D. City/County Coordination                                    6               18                                15                                                                                                                                            34,595
E. Development of Alternatives                                     4                4                                                                                                                                                                         169,825
F. Alternatives Evaluation and Selection                       32                  70           80               80           16            8             8             8           4            4              8                                              84,092
G. Preliminary Goals and Policies development                  20                  40           48               36                                                                                             8                                              81,375
I. Draft General Plan                                              8               16               4                         16        16                8             8           4            4          16                                                152,552
H. Housing Element                                             90              133             131           168                                                                                                                                               87,785
J. Development Code/Zoning Update                                                                                                                                                                                                                             207,355
K. Draft EIR                                                                                                                  16        16            20               20          24         32                4                                             147,382

L. Final General Plan, Zoning Ordinance & EIR                      8                8               4                          8            8             4                                                                                                    69,570
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -

Total Hours                                                   218              386             387           373             104        80            72           116           80          124           68             88        206        192
Billing Rate                                                 $210             $175            $105            $80           $170      $150          $135          $120         $103           $85         $65            $75         $55        $50
Labor Cost                                                $45,780          $67,550         $40,635       $29,840         $17,680   $12,000        $9,720       $13,920       $8,240      $10,540       $4,420         $6,600    $11,330     $9,600

Total Firm Labor Cost                                                                                   $183,805                                                                                      $76,520                              $27,530

EXPENSES
 Mileage (@ $0.445 per mile)                                                                                                                                                                            $1,000                              $1,000
 Subconsultant Management
 Per diem travel expenses (6 @ $150 per night)
 Reprographics and Mapping                                                                                                                                                                               $250
 Workshops Refreshments (@$100 per mtng * 22 mtngs )
 CAC Mtng Dinner (15 mtngs @ $12 *50 people)
 Deliveries                                                                                                                                                                                              $250
 Office Expenses (Phone, Fax, Copies, etc)                                                                                                                                                                                                  $1,450
 Report Production                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $200
 Data Purchase

 Counts
Total Expenses                                                                                               -                                                                                          $1,500                              $2,650

TOTAL PER FIRM                                                                                          $183,805                                                                                      $78,020                              $30,180

TOTAL




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         8/29/2006
BUTTE COUNTY          GENERAL      PLAN   UPDATE
BUTTE COUNTY
ATTACHMENT           II: SCOPE OF WORK AND COSTS




TABLE 3 PROJECT MILESTONES

                                                   Cumulative Dollars
Tasks                         Dollars Billable
                                                   Billable
Task A – Project Initiation   $120,900             $120,900
Task B – Existing
                              $269,000             $389,900
Conditions Analysis
Task C – Issues
                              $60,000              $449,900
Identification
Task D – City/County
                              $42,300              $492,200
Coordination
Task E – Development of
                              $185,300             $677,500
Alternatives
Task F – Alternatives
                              $91,800              $769,300
Evaluation and Selection
Task G - Preliminary
Goals and Policies            $96,800              $866100
Development
Task H – Draft General
                              $168,000             $1,034,100
Plan
Task I – Housing Element      $95,000              $1,129,100
Task J – Development
                              $222,900             $1,352,000
Code/Zoning Update
Task K – Draft EIR            $162,800             $1,514,800
Task L – Final General
Plan, Zoning Ordinance        $78,406              $1,593,206
and EIR




BUTTE COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE                                        65
BUTTE COUNTY
ATTACHMENT II: SCOPE OF WORK AND COSTS
                                                Attachment III

                                          TERMS AND CONDITIONS


         1.       Scope of Work. The work to be undertaken is identified in the attached “Attachment II –
                  Scope of Work” which is made a part of this Contract.

         2.       Reimbursement. The work shall be performed for the Fixed price, Annual price, Monthly
                  price or Hourly rate as indicated above in the variable information table, but shall not
                  exceed the Not-to-Exceed Price if included in the variable information table. Reasonable
                  expenses are authorized in addition to the Hourly Rate if both the Hourly Rate block and
                  the block authorizing Reasonable Expenses are checked in the variable information
                  table. Payment shall be made after the Project Manager or designee reviews and
                  approves the work and after submittal of an invoice by the Contractor.

         3.       County Project Manager. The County project manager or designee for this undertaking
                  who will receive payment invoices and answer questions related to the coordination of
                  this undertaking is identified above in the variable information table.

         4.       Independent Contractor. Contractor is an independent contractor, working under
                  his/her own supervision and direction and is not a representative or employee of County.
                  Contractor agrees to file tax returns and pay all applicable taxes on amounts paid
                  pursuant to this Contract.

         5.       Confidentiality and Ownership. The County retains the exclusive right of ownership to
                  the work, products, inventions and confidential information produced for the County by
                  the Contractor, and the Contractor shall not disclose any information, whether developed
                  by the Contractor or given to the Contractor by the County.

         6.       Termination. This Contract may be terminated by either the County or Contractor by a
                  thirty day written notice. Authorized costs incurred by the Contractor will be reimbursed
                  up to the date of termination. Notwithstanding anything stated to the contrary herein, this
                  Contract shall expire on the Completion Date indicated in the above Variable Information
                  Table unless the Completion Date is modified by written amendment to this Contract.

         7.       Indemnification. Contractor agrees to accept responsibility for loss or damage to any
                  person or entity, and to defend, indemnify, hold harmless and release the County, its
                  officers, agents and employees from and against any and all actions, claims, damages,
                  disabilities or expenses that may be asserted by any person or entity, including
                  Contractor, to the extent arising out of or in connection with the negligent acts or
                  omissions or willful misconduct in the performance by Contractor hereunder, whether or
                  not there is concurrent negligence on the part of the County, but excluding liability due to
                  the active negligence or willful misconduct of the County. This indemnification obligation
                  is not limited in any way by any limitation on the amount or type of damages or
                  compensation payable to or for Contractor or its agents under worker’s compensation
                  acts, disability benefit acts, or other employee benefits acts. Contractor shall be liable to
                  County for any loss of or damage to County property arising out of or in connection with
                  Contractor’s negligence or willful misconduct.

         8.       Insurance Requirements. Contractor shall procure and maintain for the duration of this
                  Contract, insurance against claims for injuries to persons or damages to property which
                  may arise from, or be in connection with the performance of the Work hereunder by
                  Contractor, Contractor’s agents, representatives, employees and subcontractors. At the
                  very least, Contractor shall maintain the insurance coverages, limits of coverage, and
                  other insurance requirements as described in Attachment I to this Contract.



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         9.       Changes to the Contract. Changes to this Contract may only be approved by written
                  amendment to this Contract.

         10.      Contractor’s Standard of Care. County has relied upon the professional ability and
                  training of the Contractor as a material inducement to enter into this Contract. Contractor
                  hereby warrants that all of Contractor’s work will be performed in accordance with
                  generally accepted and applicable professional practices and standards as well as the
                  requirements of applicable Federal, State and local laws, it being understood that
                  acceptance of Contractor’s work by County shall not operate as a waiver or release.


         11.      Termination for Exceeding Maximum Level of Expenditures. Contracts exceeding
                  the monetary limits delegated to the Purchasing Agent, or authorized deputies, are not
                  valid unless duly executed by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors. If this Contract was
                  executed for the County of Butte by the Purchasing Agent, or authorized deputy, this
                  Contract shall automatically terminate on the date that the provision of services or
                  personal property or incurring of expenses, the cumulative total of which, exceeds the
                  amount prescribed by Government Code Section 25502.5 for personal services contracts
                  or the amount prescribed by Public Contract Code Section 22032 (b) for public works
                  contracts.

         12.      Termination for Exceeding Maximum Term. Contracts exceeding the three year term
                  delegated to the Purchasing Agent, or authorized deputies, are not valid unless duly
                  executed by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors. If this Contract was executed for the
                  County of Butte by the Purchasing Agent, or authorized deputy, this Contract shall
                  automatically terminate on the date that the term exceeds three years. Amendments to
                  this Contract, or new Contracts for essentially the same purpose, shall not be valid
                  beyond the three year limitation unless duly executed by the Chair of the Board of
                  Supervisors.

         13.      Compliance with Laws. Contractor shall comply with all Federal, State and local laws,
                  rules and regulations including, without limitation, any nondiscrimination laws.

         14.      Applicable Law and Forum. This Contract shall be construed and interpreted according
                  to California law and any action to enforce the terms of this Contract for the breach
                  thereof shall be brought and tried in the County of Butte.

         15.      Contradictions in Terms and Conditions. In the event of any contradictions in the
                  terms and/or conditions of this Contract, these Attachment III TERMS AND CONDITIONS
                  shall prevail.




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