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(A) Any committee established by the City Manager or designee for the purpose of evaluating proposals for professional services, as defined in F.S. § 287.055, shall determine qualifications, interest, and availability by reviewing all written responses received that express an interest in performing the services, and when deemed necessary, by conducting formal interviews of selected respondents that are determined to be the best qualified based upon the evaluation of written responses. The evaluation shall be determined by the evaluation criteria listed in F.S. § 287.055, as it presently exists or may hereafter be amended.
(B) Purpose. The purpose of this policy is to promote Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (“CPTED”) for newly constructed City facilities.
CITY FACILITY. For purposes of this code. shall mean a building or structure to be used by the general public and constructed by or on behalf of the City of Pompano Beach.
CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (CPTED). A proactive approach using the following principles in the design and care of the built environment to reduce the incidence and fear of crime:
(1) Natural surveillance:
a. The placement and design of physical features to maximize visibility. This includes buildings orientation, windows, entrances and exits, parking lots, walkways, guard gates, landscape trees and shrubs, fences or walls signage and other physical obstructions.
b. The placement of persons and/or activities to maximize surveillance possibilities.
c. Lighting that provides for nighttime illumination of parking lots, walkways, entrances and exits.
(2) Natural access control:
a. The use of sidewalks pavements lighting and landscaping to clearly guide the public to and from entrances and exits.
b. The use of fences or landscaping to prevent and/or discourage public access to or from dark and/or unmonitored areas.
(3) Territorial reinforcement: The use of physical attributes that express ownership of property, such as pavement treatments, landscaping, art signage, screening and fences.
(4) Maintenance: The use of low maintenance landscaping and lighting treatment to facilitate the CPTED principles of natural surveillance, natural access control and territorial reinforcement.
CPTED Training. A basic training course by an instructor as approved by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Florida or the National Crime Prevention Institute, or a course of study offered by an accredited college or university.
(D) Application of policy. When acquiring professional architectural and/or engineering services for the construction of a City facility, the City shall consider whether the firm or individual seeking to provide such professional services has a staff person or persons who are CPTED trained as a factor in the competitive selection process.
When approving the final design for the construction of a City facility, CPTED application shall be taken into consideration.
(Ord. 83-72, passed 9-20-83; Am. Ord. 91-86, passed 9-24-91; Am. Ord. 96-59, passed 4-9-96; Am. Ord. 97-82, passed 9-23-97)