Item Coversheet
City of Independence
BILL NO. 17-0201st R.

Agenda Title:

17-020 - 1R. An ordinance authorizing a contract with Shockey Consulting Services for public engagement services for an amount not to exceed $50,085.00, in coordination with the Comprehensive Plan update beginning March 20, 2017 through completion of the process. 

It is the recommendation of the Community Development Department that the proposed ordinance be approved.
Executive Summary:

This ordinance would approve a consulting services contract with Shockey Consulting Services, LLC for Public Engagement Services as part of the Comprehensive Plan update. The contract cost is $50,085.00.  This contract will include a variety of engagement tactics including formation of the Steering Committee, social media strategies and in-person meetings throughout the community.

The Comprehensive Plan was last updated in 1993.  Since that time there have been several area and corridor amendments.  It is the desire of the City Council to conduct a full update to the Plan as outlined in the recently adopted City of Independence 2017-2021 Strategic Plan.  As part of completing the update to the Plan, the firm Shockey Consultling Services, LLC was engaged through a competitive selection process to provide Project Management for the Public Engagement portion of the Plan. The contract will commence in late March 2017 upon approval of this ordinance.


The proposed contract with Shockey Consulting Services includes the following services; support in developing and staffing a Steering Committee; development of an e-mail distribution list; development of a logo and branding of the proposed plan; assistance in the development of a website; development of brief online surveys; assistance in social media outreach; attendance at various community events to discuss the Comp Plan; assistance in map creation; development of Comp Plan fact sheets; public meetings; and a final presentation to City Council and the Planning Commission.

Fiscal Impact:

This contract would be paid from the Community Development Budget (Cost Center 4412)

Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell

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