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 Expert  728533

Expert in City and Regional Planning, Zoning, and Preparation of Environmental Documents

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been involved in local government and the field city and regional planning for over 30 years. Expert served as the mayor and city council person for the City of Visalia for 20 years. Paralleling his expertise in the field of local government he has provided contract planning services for cities, counties, and school districts in the San Joaquin Valley. His consulting firm provides a wide range of planning services to its public clients, including the processing of planning applications, the preparation of zoning ordinances, general and specific plans, environmental documents, urban design, and downtown plans. The firm has won numerous APA awards since its inception in 1982.

local government




real estate zoning



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Fresno, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Visalia, California;  Clovis, California;  and Merced, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   BA   Biology   University of California at Santa Barbara  
1982   MCRP   City and Regional Planning   California State University, Fresno  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1982 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)




Expert founded this consulting firm in 1982. The firm provides contract planning services to cities, counties and school districts in the San Joaquin Valley.

2005 to 2009


City of Visalia


City Councilman


Expert served on the Visalia City Council from 2005 to 2009.

1975 to 1991


City of Visalia


Mayor/City Councilman


Expert served as mayor from 1987 to 1991 and city councilman from 1975 to 1986.

1979 to 1981


County of Tulare


Planner III


Expert was the primary author of the award winning Foothill Growth Management Plan that applied to the foothill region of Tulare County.

1973 to 1978


County of Tulare


Planner II/planning intern


Expert served as the environmental coordinator for the County of Tulare as well as the co-author of the award winning Rural Valley Land Plan that applied to the Valley floor of Tulare County.

1980 to 1988


College of Sequoias


Ecology Instructor


Taught an evening course in the field of Ecology.

Career Accomplishments:

Limited teaching credential in the field of ecology


California American Planning Association (APA) for distinguished local government official

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1985 to   City of Exeter   Contract City Planner   He provides planning, economic development and urban design services for city located in Tulare County.
1988 to 2008   City of Kerman   Contract City Planner   He provided planning, economic development and urban design services for city located in Fresno County.
1975 to 2009   City of Visalia   Mayor, City Councilman   He provided policy direction for the City of Visalia in matters of economic development, planning, labor negotiations, capital improvement programs, and parks and recreation.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has written six zoning ordinances along with brochures that help assist the public in understanding zoning matters. These ordinances have been presented to planning commissions and city councils for their review and approval.
  • He has made hundreds of decisions on matters pertaining to zoning and planning both as a city council member and a contract city planner.
  • He has prepared numerous general plan and specific plan documents, the most recent of which won an APA award.
  • He has helped to train numerous planning commissions in the field of zoning and planning.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Cosolidation of villages.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Served as expert witness for the California Department of Transportation on a land use matter adjacent to a state highway. Also was deposed as an expert witness on a zoning matter involving a warehouse use in the City of Compton, California.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Road maintenance expert for consulting on Lawsuit against the City of Waterloo in Iowa.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

His planning firm has conducted training courses in the field of city planning, planning commission training, and urban design. In addition, Expert has attended numerous planning conferences, U.C. Extension classes and seminars on subdivision, zoning and planning law.


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