Specifications include, but are not limited to: Task 1: Project Initiation & Project Management Meetings
Kick-off meeting with City staff to discuss the project, deliverables, timetables, and tasks.
The Consultant will participate in bi-weekly conference calls and/or meetings with City staff
to report on progress and/or problems, and identify potential solutions and courses of action.
Two days before these meetings and/or calls, the Consultant will provide an agenda of items
to be discussed. Following each meeting/call, the Consultant will provide a summary of the
discussion highlights and actions to be taken by the Consultant and City Team. The
Consultant will provide the summary to the City staff team to ensure all are in agreement
and understand tasks to be completed to avoid unnecessary delays in the project schedule.
Task 2: Develop Project Strategy
The consultant will develop a list of development impact fees charged by surrounding and
similar cities in Pierce, King, and Thurston Counties. This comparison should highlight what
is included in these fees and, to the extent practicable, make comparisons of similar types of
fees. This survey includes descriptions of different cities’ processes for calculating impact
fee credits earned for a project or being able to be transferred from one project to another.
Task 3: Data Collection
Working closely with City staff, the Consultant will collect all data required to fully support the
project, including existing and anticipated future development projections, a list of prioritized
public improvements and other relevant information. City staff intends to provide or prepare
draft estimates for all public improvements projects to be analyzed as part of the
transportation impact fee. However, the Consultant must review and comment on the draft
estimates based on their professional judgment and experience and, if needed, develop
high-level cost estimates for a few public improvements based on comparable projects.
Consultant will be required to work closely with City staff to develop information needed for
fire impact fee development, as project lists are not readily available in planning documents.