The meeting will kick off with the Presentation of a Resolution by the Council declaring November 17-23 "Bicycle Week" in the City, another first. Local youth, parents and supporters of the San Marino Rides Committee will be on hand to accept the symbolic resolution.
The agenda will then turn to more contentious matters, with the Council once again consider the development of a Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan and Class II Bicycle Lanes on Lorain Rd.
After a vote to fund the City's first Bicycle Plan failed to 2-1 at the Council's October 9th meeting, the 3 Council Members who were in attendance at the September meeting asked staff to solicit additional bids from planning firms after only one of 29 contractors - Evans Brooks and Associates - submitted a bid in the first solicitation in September 2013. Staff review of the process determined that the bid proposal's deadline directly after the Labor Day Holiday in September resulted in only one bid.
Round two, however, has already been more fruitful, with 9 firms submitting bids, including Alta Planning, Ryan Synder Associates, and even one international firm from the Netherlands, Mobycon. Item 5 on Wednesday's agenda - Consideration of Proposal for Professional Consultant Services to Develop a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan - asks Council Members to review the latest bids, and authorize staff to select a consultant, to be paid with funds remaining from the City's Safe Routes to School grant.
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The meeting will be held at the Crowell Public Library on Huntington Dr Wednesday 11/13 at 6pm. A full City Council agenda and packet can be viewed and/or downloaded via the city's website here.