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  Item No. 32.       
Meeting Date: 05/13/2021  
COMMITTEE: N/A  
CONTACT: Joe Neeb CHAIR: Jason Perry

ACTION REQUESTED:
Redristricting - Consider approval for the City Manager to enter into a contract for the selection of professional services for redistricting of City Wards. (Perry/Neeb) 
BACKGROUND:
Initiated by: Joe Neeb
 
The City Administration and the City Clerk initiated quotes for redistricting of the City Wards. Preliminary information was received by the City and in April 2021, two (2) New Mexico firms were selected for a short list.  Both firms were asked to resubmit a final, best offer to do the demographic work associated with the redistricting process.  Only one (1) firm returned a proposal to assist.

Due to the nature of this work, the City Council is requested to consider and decide on the final firm.
FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION
The City will allocation $35,000 to cover the demographer fees and any incidental expenses associated with the redistricting of the City Wards.
LEGAL REVIEW:
The City Attoreny will be involved in finalizing the agreement between the demographer firm and the City.
BOARD AND COMMITTEE ACTION:
Due to the timing of receipt of the proposal, no committee review was completed.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:
Redristricting - Consider approval for the City Manager to enter into a contract for the selection of professional services for redistricting of City Wards.

    

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