Request For Proposal – 2022-2024 Parks, Landscape and Sound Wall Maintenance Services

Notice is hereby given that the City of Hollister (hereinafter “City”) requests proposals for 2022-2024 Parks, Landscape and Sound Wall Maintenance Services (hereinafter “Project”), and will receive proposals at City Hall, 375 Fifth Street, Hollister, CA, 95023 up to the hour of 11:00 a.m., on the 14th day of December 2021.

The CITY is requesting proposals for 2022-2024 PARK, LANDSCAPE AND SOUND WALL MAINTENANCE SERVICES. The services to be performed by the successful Proposer(s) are described herein. The general Scope of Services includes park maintenance, including turf, shrubs, pest control maintenance, softball fields and groundcover with specialized maintenance of streetscapes, medians, Sound Wall zones, dog park, landscape of city buildings, specially funded parks and sound wall maintenance. Proposers are encouraged to bid on either one service area or a few service areas; there is no requirement to bid on all service areas.

Proposals will be accepted up until 11:00 a.m., PST, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Proposals received after that time and date will not be considered. The City of Hollister accepts no responsibility if delivery is made to another location other than location specified above and/or delayed deliveries by your chosen carrier. An evaluation team will review Proposals and contact the top group for further discussion. It is the intent of the city to award a two (2)-year contract, with the option of a 2-year extension for said services. Award of contract by the City Council of the City of Hollister is scheduled for March 1, 2022.

A Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting Will Be Held Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. At the Hollister Community Center, 300 West Street, Hollister, CA 95023 in the City of Hollister EHAT Center.

The RFP can be accessed at the City’s Open Bids and RFP webpage and click on the eBidBoard Current RFP tab.

City Council Redistricting

City of Hollister Redistricting Process

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops and doing public outreach, including to non-English-speaking communities.

What is redistricting?

Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. In Hollister, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is released around March 31, 2021. For the City of Hollister, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.

Why does redistricting matter to me?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a councilmember. The City Council will seek input in selecting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community. You can contact the City Clerk at redistricting@hollister.ca.gov to find out more about how the process works.

What do the existing council districts look like?

You can find a map of the City’s current council districts here: Current District Map

What criteria will our City Council use when drawing district lines?

To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria: (1) geographically contiguous districts (each city council district should share a common border with the next), (2) the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (3) geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division, (4) easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and (5) lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.

How will our City Council notify the public about redistricting?

The City Council will reach out to local media to publicize the redistricting process. Also, we will make a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the redistricting process. Our public workshops will be provided in applicable languages if residents submit a request in advance. The City Council will notify the public about redistricting workshops, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the redistricting process.

How can I get involved?

The City Council will be holding workshops to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. Those workshops will be held at City Hall Council Chambers located at 375 Fifth Street on:

1st Public Hearing/Special Meeting – Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 9:00am
Explain process to the public

2nd Public Hearing/Special Meeting – Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 9:00am

3rd Public Hearing/Special Meeting – Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 9:00am

4th Public Hearing/Regular Meeting – Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 6:30pm
Introduce Ordinance and selected New District Map

Regular Meeting – Monday, February 7, 2022 at 6:30pm
Adopt Ordinance and selected New District Map

You can create draft maps and submit them through the online redistricting mapping website. You must create an account in order to submit maps. A Quick Start Guide is available for creating an account, creating and submitting maps, etc.

You can also submit public comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing: redistricting@hollister.ca.gov

City of Hollister City Office Lobbies Open to New Business Hours

ATTENTION

Effective today, June 15, 2021, most City Offices are open to the public with new Business hours.

City Hall Offices now open to the Public, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 12:00pm / 1:00pm to 4:30pm (Closed for Lunch)

Finance Payment Center now open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 12:00pm / 1:00pm to 4:30pm (Closed for Lunch)

Planning / Engineering / Code Enforcement / Housing / Cannabis Affairs Offices now open Monday though Thursday, 8:30am to 12:00pm / 1:00pm to 4:30pm (Closed for Lunch and Closed Fridays)

Recreation Office now open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 12:00pm / 1:00pm to 5:00pm (Closed for Lunch)

Masks still required for all persons