From the Inbox:
According to the staff, their justification for hiring Norby is:
"Mr. Norby would assist in developing and implementing a near-term and long-term action plan, based on direction and approval from the City Council, coordination with other agencies and pursue securing grant funding sources. It is estimated that this effort would be conducted over a one year period at a cost of $60,000. As directed by the City Council, staff would develop a detailed scope of work and the contract would be authorized by the City Manager, subject to the review and final approval of the City Attorney. Consistent with the City’s Purchasing and Contracts Policy PC01, given Mr. Norby’s relevant experience and success with similar projects, such as in the City of Carlsbad, a Sole Source Justification form has been prepared (Attachment 7), which upon direction by the City Council would be authorized by the City Manager."
The city has a policy and form that must record the details of why a contract isn't put out to bid. The Sole Source Justification form has that information. Diane Langager requested the approval.
The staff report was part of a special Council meeting on Feb. 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm.