The La Cañada Flintridge City Council will consider approving a number of proposed city contracts during a 7 p.m. Monday meeting at City Hall.
A contract for $26,527 would pay for consultants to study the inner-workings of the city’s Planning Department and propose ways to make the permit review process more user-friendly for builders and residents. Work would be done by a team from Urban Futures Inc. and Hogle Ireland Inc., including former Arcadia City Manager Bill Kelly and former Irvine Planning Director Mike Thiele.
City officials will also consider extending a contract for traffic engineering services at a rate of $125,000 per year. That’s the same amount as the city’s current contract, which cost about 30% more than in recent years due to increased demand.
A contract extension with All City Management Services would increase the cost of crossing guard services from $75,000 per year to $79,879, allowing for an additional guard for La Cañada Elementary summer school classes.
Renewal of a contract with the Pasadena Humane Society would increase the cost of animal control services by 1.8% to $81,600, with collection of dog licenses and other fees expected to reduce the actual cost to taxpayers to just over $48,000.
The cost of janitorial services for city buildings and parks would also increase, due to a $159 surcharge to offset increased fuel prices. A one-year contract extension with D.H Maintenance would set a new price of $1,824 per month.
Other contract extensions include deals with CleanStreet Inc. to continue paying $10,900 per month for street sweeping services and with Nature’s Image Inc. to hold the price of city trail maintenance steady at roughly $63,000 per year.
Also on the agenda for Monday is a change to zoning code regarding property-line setbacks for fireplaces and a council discussion about the state’s plans to eliminate redevelopment agencies.
The City Council agenda and links to agenda reports are posted at www.lacanadaflintridge.com. City Hall is located at 1327 Foothill Blvd.