RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
Community Services Building
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
SPECIAL AGENDA NOTICE
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR
Agenda Report: Considering that the threshold of $25,000 for competitive bidding procedures has not been changed since the Agenda Report: Considering that the threshold of $25,000 for competitive bidding procedures has not been changed since the
Agenda Report: Considering that the threshold of $25,000 for competitive bidding procedures has not been changed since the current code was adopted in 2003, staff recommends increasing that threshold from $25,000 to $50,000. The funds used for a purchase would need to be appropriated in the City’s budget and approved by the City Council. In response to this pandemic, City staff has identified electronic submittals of bids as a way to overcome those challenges as well as improve the efficiency of the solicitation process. Electronic processing of bids would reduce the time and cost of resources required to process the paper bid responses. The BidsOnline system offers the same public bid opening as if the vendors were sitting in the City Clerk’s office. The City’s online building permit application process is available at http://etrakit.ci.richmond.ca.us.
Note: Last Tuesday the Union presented alternative considerations to balance the budget; staff stated that they would review and come back to council with final budget at this meeting.
Agenda Report: Adoption of the resolution establishes the appropriations limit for Fiscal Year 2020-21in the amount of $424,678,111.
Note: This is just to approve an ordinance; no changed Master Fee Schedule is attached for review.
Agenda Report: it is recommended that the City Council receive a presentation regarding different policing models that can be successful with minimum staffing and to direct staff to prepare a plan to transition from Richmond’s current “community policing” model which requires a significant amount of officers to function, to a model that can function well with a substantially smaller force. Staff is directed to return to Council with a preferred policing model and a plan for the transition that can be implemented by the end of FY2020/2021.