From the Los Altos Town Crier:
Los Altos city staff recommended that the city council award RRM Design Group of San Luis Obispo the contract to consult with the city on its downtown visioning process.
The contract – capped at $300,000 – was up for discussion at Tuesday’s council meeting, after the Town Crier’s press deadline.
City staff selected RRM after reviewing eight bids to consult on the visioning process that began in late February. Councilmembers stated at a Feb. 23 meeting that their goals were to develop at least three scenarios representing different levels of development in downtown Los Altos and to engage the community in the process.
RRM’s proposal includes a collaboration with M-Group to solicit community feedback and with Land Econ Group for economics consulting. RRM officials said M-Group conducted “extensive outreach effort” for a similar project in downtown San Mateo.
In documents sent to the city, RRM representatives defined the group as “devoted to community-based planning that engages the public in a meaningful way and produces a vision that all embrace.”