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									Inland Empire Section, California Chapter

The Memo
Volume 23, Number 1 - January 2004

American Planning Association
Inland Empire Section American Planning Association (IES APA) Monthly Program A TOUR OF ESRI ESRI GIS and Mapping software company has evolved from a small consulting firm to the largest reaearch and development organization in the world dedicated to GIS (geographic information systems) by focusing on its user community. The global presence of ESRI has grown with the release of products such as Arcview, ArcData, ArcCad, and related software. ESRI, with its headquaters located right here in Redlands, has scheduled a tour and buffet lunch for APA. Join us on this informative tour as their staff provides us with demonstrations of their products and software programs with topics such as: *ArcGIS in Planning applications. *Internet applications for planning. *Digital submission standards, Coming to a County near you THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2004 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ESRI – Redlands Corporate Headquarters M1 Triplex room Take the 10 East to the Tennessee exit and go south (right) proceed over the railroad tracks and turn east (left) onto Redlands Blvd turn (right) on New York and go ½ block turn east (left) into ESRI HQ’s just before the pedestrian crossing.
IN THIS ISSUE . . . January Program. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...1 IES APA Office and Officers.... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...2 Director’s Message ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...3 New Members. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...3 February Program .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..4 AICP News . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...5 2004 Awards Program ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...6 Planning the 2004 State Conference ... ... ... ... ... ... ...6 Planners on the Move ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...6 Planning the 2004 State Conference .. ... ... ... ... ... ...7 IEC AEP Program . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...7 Planning in the Inland Empire . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...8 Board Members Needed ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...8 Jobs... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...9 Jobs, Education & Sponsors . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...10 Sponsors .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...11 Events... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...12 Membership Information . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...12

Chicken or Beef Fajitas, Tostadas or Enchiladas. Your choice of tortillas, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream and salsa. Served with Spanish rice and pinto beans Cost: $14.00 for APA members, $16.00 for non-APA members, $10.00 for full-time students (Price includes meal, beverage, tax and gratuity.)

Please make reservations no later than 3:00 December 16th to Sherry Shores at 909-291-7714 or e-mail to No shows will be billed. Sorry we cannot accept credit cards or purchase orders.

SECTION DIRECTOR Tim Hults City of San Jacinto (909) 487-7325 PAST DIRECTOR James A. Ragsdale, AICP JRA Urban Planning Consultants (858) 551-5540 VICE DIRECTOR-POLICY Jim Sullivan, AICP Coachella Valley Association of Governments (760) 346-1127 VICE DIRECTORADMINISTRATION David Hogan, AICP City of Temecula (909) 694-6400 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTOFFICER Nelson Miller, AICP Hogle Ireland, Inc. (909) 787-9222 VICE DIRECTOR-PROGRAMS Charles Rangel
CHANGE OF ADDRESS Please notify APA promptly if you change your address Supply both your old and new address to: Membership Department, APA, 122 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603-6107 or for quicker s e r v i c e E - m a i l c h a n g e s t o : for National Membership. For California only membership notify: PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR OFFICE CANNOT CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS FOR YOU AND WE GET OUR LABELS FROM THE NATIONALAND STATE OFFICES. Have you been receiving e-mail notifications from the National Office? If not, it is probably because they don’t have your correct e-mail address. It is very easy to check and to have it updated. Just simply go to the National APA on-line membership directory at use your membership id number found on the mailing label on this newsletter and you can check and correct your address information. NOTE: In addition to updates made online, please forward any email address changes to to insure LISTSERVE activity (email messaging from the National, State and local APAoffices).

Office: 17333 Paine Street Fontana, CA 92336 Fax (909) 854-3365

Young Homes (909) 477-6722 VICE DIRECTOR-MEMBERSHIP Jerry Guarracino Hogle Ireland, Inc. @ County of Riverside (909) 955-3626 SECTION PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER John Terrell, AICP City of Moreno Valley (909) 413-3238 SECTION HISTORIAN Steve Brown, AICP City of Temecula (909) 694-6400 STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE Bob Knight (909) 794-4484 WEBMASTER/NEWSLETTER EDITOR Diane Jenkins, AICP City of Riverside (909) 826-5625

DISTRICT DIRECTOR Corrie Kates City of Indian Wells (760) 346-2489 SECRETARY/TREASURER Carol Clapper Cochella Valley Association of Governments (760) 346-1127 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Fred Baker, AICP City of La Quinta DISTRICT DIRECTOR PRO-TEM Kim Clinton, AICP City of Rancho Mirage


THE MEMO is the official publication of the Inland Empire Section, California Chapter American Planning Association. Our circulation is more than 450 issues distributed to members in the Inland Empire, APA officials in California and the U. S. and International Organizations, ten times a year. We are looking for articles, editorial letters, interesting net addresses, illustrations and photographs. Please direct submissions and queries to: Diane Jenkins, AICP 17333 Paine Street Fontana, CA 92336 Telephone: (909) 826-5625 Fax: (909) 854-3365 E-mail address: Deadline for submissions are as follows: Month January 2004 February March April May July August September October November January 2005 Deadline for Submission th December 19 th January 16 February 20th March 19th April 16th June 18th th July 16 th August 20 th September 17 th October 15 December 17th Publication Date nd January 2 th January 30 March 5th April 2nd April 30th July 2nd th July 30 rd September 3 st October 1 th October 29 December 31st


Director’s Message Happy New Year
Timothy Hults Another year has come to an end and another is just starting. Last year IES APA was busy with a number of programs and luncheons on topics of interest to wide group of planners. We had record turnouts at our events, and no doubt this was due to the stellar programs that were put on. The speakers were very knowledgeable about their subject matter and all were accomplished speakers. I want to thank each of those speakers for their contributions to our Section and the profession. This year promises to be a very eventful year. We have a number of great programs scheduled, including an all day management workshop, for managers and director level members of planning departments, led by Paul Zucker. Also, we will have our ever popular awards program in the spring, our Planning Commissioners Workshop (after a one year absence) in the summer, and then the State Conference in Palm Springs in October. In between and throughout the year, we will continue to have our luncheon programs. The Board, and especially our Programs Officer – Charles Rangel, have been working to identify topics of interest for future lunch programs. I am confident that we will have excellent lunch programs that will again generate a great deal of interest from our membership. In closing, I hope everyone had a happy holiday season and I want to acknowledge the fine efforts of our Board. The great efforts of Diane Jenkins, AICP to keep our website current and the newsletter coming are extremely important. Jim Sullivan for all his efforts on the planning of the 2004 Annual Conference and keeping the Board informed. Additionally, I really appreciate the advice I have received during my first year as Section Director from Nelson Miller, AICP and Jim Ragsdale, AICP; they have been an invaluable source of information. Finally, I would like to thank the City of Moreno Valley, including John Terrell and Linda Guillis, for being such great hosts for our monthly Board Meetings.

The IES APA Board would like to welcome the following new and returning members to IES APA:
Ron Craig Amber Gregg Mercedes Mclemore



For the first time, the exam will be given on computer, but still at designated test sites. However, the number of test sites will be expanded and applicants will be able to sign up for various time spots over a weeklong period. AICP, American Institute of Certified Planners, is the professional institute of American Planning Association, concerned with requirements for certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of practice. Certified planners should be skilled at finding solutions to current community problems in ways that will carry a community toward long-term goals. Preparation materials, Study Manuals, workshops, and training sessions are available from both the National APA and the California Chapter of the APA (CCAPA).


sional planning experience eligibility qualifications. The exam packet should provide all the information you need to fill out the application.

ITS TIME TO BEGIN PREPARING F O R T H E 2 0 0 4 A I C P Then – submit your application (with $60.00). Your application will be EXAMINATION! reviewed by AICP to determine your AICP CERTIFICATION Is this is the year you are going to take eligibility to sit 2004 exam. Qualified the AICP Examination? Then congrat- candidates will receive a letter of Application deadline for the May ulations, you are about to take an confirmation and exam registration 2004 AICP Exam is January 7, 2004. important step in your personal profes- materials around the end of February A p p l i c a t i o n s a n d a d d i t i o n a l sional development. As you may know, 2004. information are available at passing the AICP examination is necessary before you can become a The next step – forward your regisP/Certificaqtion. This year the AICP member of the American Institute of tration (with $325.00). Pay the exam Exam will also be offered in Certified Planners, the professional fee and register for your test site. The November. Application deadline for institute within the American Planning exam is given at hundreds of sites throughout the United States. the November Exam is July 6, 2004. Association. AICP's central mission is the professional development and certification of its members as a means to the ongoing improvement of the practice of planning. Once you become a member of the AICP you will join many other professional planners in advancing AICP's mission as well as furthering your professional commitment to the planning field. To become a certified planner, you will need to meet certain education and experience requirements and pass the written examination. The time to begin preparing for the 2004 AICP Examination is NOW! Here’s how. IMPORTANT DATES Application submission deadlines: For receipt of completed applications and filing fee in the AICP Washington, D.C. office. MAY EXAM: Wednesday, January 7, 2004 NOVEMBER EXAM: Tuesday, July 6, 2004 Application filing fee - A $60 filing fee must be included with your application.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the Inland Empire Professional Development Officer, Nelson E. Miller, AICP, Hogle-Ireland, Inc., 4200 Latham St., Suite B, Riverside, CA 92501, at Next - complete the application. ( 9 0 9 ) 7 8 7 - 9 2 2 2 , o r e - m a i l : AICP requires applicants to meet specific education and years of profes

Exam registration fee and submission HOW TO APPLY AND REGISTER deadline: Completed registration forms and a $325.00 exam fee must (See Important Dates Below) arrive in the AICP Washington, D.C. office by: First – get an application. There are four ways to obtain an exam application: 1) go to the APA web site MAY EXAM: Tuesday, April 6, 2004 and download an NOVEMBER EXAM: Wednesday, application packet; 2) retrieve an October 6, 2004 (these are firm application from APA/AICP's fax-on- deadlines) demand service (1-800-800-1589), request Documents (separately) #4015 Inclusive Dates for the Exam: The and #4018; 3) contact AICP at 1776 locations of testing sites will be Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, announced. DC 20036, (202)-872-0611; and 4) contact your chapter or section profes- MAY EXAM: May 10-22, 2004 NOVEMBER EXAM: November 8sional development officer (PDO). 20, 2004 (Be sure to check visit the APA web site to confirm this information)


THE 2004 IES APA AWARDS PROGRAM The Inland Empire Section will soon be accepting nominations for the 2004 Awards Program. The Inland Empire encompasses more than fifty different cities and two counties and is growing very rapidly. There should be many projects worthy of nomination. Please take the time to review the award categories included below. If you would like more information on the Awards Program, please contact Section Director Tim Hults at (909) 487-7325. The application information and awards program criteria will be placed on our website in the near future, and also will be included in the February 2004 newsletter. The tentative deadline for this year’s Awards Program is Friday, April 2, 2004. Awards will be considered for projects, agencies and individuals in the following categories: OUTSTANDING PLANNING Comprehensive Planning Award: Jurisdiction Comprehensive Planning Award: Jurisdiction Planning Implementation Award– Jurisdiction Planning Implementation Award– Jurisdiction Planning Project Award Focused Issue Project Award Innovative Use of TechnologyAward Large Small Large Small

Planning the 2004 State Conference
CCAPA 2004 Conference — Palm Springs October 17 - 20, 2004

Call for Presentations
You are invited to participate in the CCAPA 2004 in Palm Springs by organizing a conference session.

The Conference theme is Planning for T omorrow’s Bright Future emphasizing the power of planning for creating a better California. Proposals should focus on the topical concerns and issues, such as: • Professional Development Career development, effective presentations, negotiating strategy, updates on CEQA and other regulations, planning techniques, preparation for the AICP exam and enjoying your career • Planning Commissioners Forum Issues such as the Brown Act, Smart Growth, plan review, meeting management and leadership • Technology Web based permitting, geographic information systems (GIS), 3-D visualization and other technology that advances the practice of planning • Regional Planning Regional habitat conservation plans, general plans, implementation of regional/county plans for jobs/housing balance, regional transportation planning, promoting Smart Growth and social equity

Proposals may be submitted through E-mail or by mail; however mail submissions must include an electronic copy of the proposal in Word, WordPerfect or rich text format on a floppy disk or CD-ROM. Proposals must be submitted through E-mail by midnight of April 2, 2004 or by mail postmarked no later than April 2, 2004 and received no later than April 12, 2004. By Mail: CCAPA 2004 Proposals Jim Sullivan, CVAG 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, #200 Palm Desert, CA 92260 E-mail:

Proposals must provide the following information: • Session or workshop title: A short and catchy title that accurately reflects the focus of the session • Abstract: A short description of the session, relevance to conference topics and what people can expect to learn (max. 100 words) • Presenter’s identification & expertise: Provide the name, title, address, phone number, fax and e-mail address for each presenter. Describe the relevant expertise of each presenter to the session topic (max. 1 page)
Photo: Tom Brewster

The CCAPA 2004 Programs Committee will notify session organizers of the receipt of their proposals by April 26, 2004. Questions

• Urban Design Sustainable suburban development, historic preservation, affordable housing, gated communities, resort development, and creating effective design guidelines and developing more creative development codes and zoning ordinances.

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE AWARDS Advocacy Planning Award Contribution to WomenAward Academic Award Robert Street Memorial Award Distinguished Leadership Award Distinguished Service Award Education Project Award JOURNAL/MEDIA AWARD C C C Journalism Awards Individual Journalist Award Media Award.

about the submission process should be made to:

Jim Sullivan 760.346.1127
Session organizers will be notified of selection decisions by May 18, 2004.

Formats other than traditional presentation are welcome such as: Point/Counterpoint, Debate; Workshops with audience participation; Sessions will be 75 minutes in length; Sessions will be held October 18, 19 and morning of 20, 2004.

The CCAPA 2004 Programs Committee will evaluate proposals on: Overall quality and originality Relevance to conference themes Clarity of focus Practical solutions and application Presentation skill of speakers

Deadline: April 2, 2004

Conference information online at

PLANNERS ON THE MOVE Carrie Hyke, AICP has joined the County of San Bernardino as a Senior Associate Planner to work on CEQA analysis and special projects in Advance Planning. Carrie was formerly with the City of Chino Hills. RK Engineering Group, Inc. is please to announce that Martina Albers a Transportation Analyst with the company has received a Scholarship from the Orange County branch of the Women's Transportation Seminar. Ms. Albers is involved in traffic and transportation studies for our private and public sector clients. Ms Albers will be pursuing a masters degree in the fall of 2004. If you have anything to report for this column please let Diane Jenkins, AICP know at



Planning the 2004 State Conference
hopefully tasty, duty. Reports and data from the 2003 Santa Barbara conference are now being received and taken into account in our conference planning. One example of this is feedback on the mobile workshops at Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara folks reported they had 16 mobile workshops and felt they should have had fewer, more focused mobile workshops. Mobile Workshops Committee Chair Fred Baker suggested that the 2004 mobile workshops need to be well integrated with the conference topics so that they provide an opportunity to see and experience aspects of conference topics rather than simply being tourist tours.

Jim Sullivan, AICP, Coachella Valley Association of Governments The pace of conference planning is picking up. The Call for Presentations has been submitted to Cal Planner and will be published in the Jan/Feb 2004 edition. Session proposals are due by April 2, 2004. Thanks to Yoon Kim of Civic Solutions and our conference artist Dorina Blythe for a great job on the Call for Presentations flier. Inland Empire Section Director Tim Hults has signed the contract with WebRegPro to provide online conference registration. Information on the 2004 Palm Springs conference is now available on the CCAPA website ( and the IESAPA website ( The IESAPA site includes updates on our section’s conference planning process.

Inland Empire Chapter Association of Environmental Professionals (IEC AEP)

Inland Empire Chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals

There is an increasing amount of effort needed to continue our efforts to make this a very successful CCAPA Conference. If you have any interest in helping out, choose an area you are interested in and contact the chair of the appropriate conference committee. A list of the conference planning committees, The 2004 conference planning process their chairs and contact information can has now become more focused on each be found on the IESAPAwebsite. individual aspect of the conference. At our last conference planning meeting on 2004 CAL APA December 5, it became clear that it is no CONFERENCE IN PALM longer possible to discuss individual SPRINGS planning aspects with the entire group. In the future, the focus of the planning effort will be with the individual conference Exhibit space and sponsorships are available. The conference committee planning committees. An example of the focus arising in our planning efforts is the facilities committee. We are now beyond the larger issue of selecting a venue and into the small but critical details of the events, such as the choice of food items to be served at various events. At the December 5 meeting, a group of taste tasters was established to select the hot food items for the conference meals. Facilities Committee Chair Doug Evans will be joined by Margaret Park of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Randy Bynder of the City of Rancho Mirage and Lynne Bynder of Meetings Xceptional for this important, and


Sponsor Appreciation Mixer
Please join us in thanking those that have supported our chapter over the past year including Chapter Sponsors, Newsletter Advertisers, and Program and Workshop Speakers. When: Where: Wednesday, January 14, 2003 - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Michael Brandman Associates, (909) 884-2255 San Bernardino Office: 621 E Carnegie Drive, Suite 100 Exit I-10 on Highland Avenue North. Go north and turn right onto Hospitality Lane (first light after you travel under the freeway).. Go east approximately 1,200 feet to the first light and turn left onto Carnegie Drive. Travel northeast approximately ¼ mile and turn right at the second parking lot entrance. Michael Brandman Associates is in the three story building on the right hand side as you pull into the parking lot.

Tom McGill, Regional Manager for M BA, and Christine Jacobs-Donoghue, Project Manger for MBA will provide a presentation on the DARPA Grand Challenge.
Please RSVP to Michael Hendrix at (909) 884-2255 or by Monday, January 12.

Membership Survey
In order to better serve our membership, IE-AEP would appreciate your thoughts on program topics, locations and time of day offered. Please comple te the following survey and bring to our January program, or fax to our 2004 Vice-President of Programs, Michael Hendrix at 909-884-2113. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

had a tremendous response at the Santa Barbara conference and most table and booth exhibit space is taken, but space is still definitely available. Sponsorships of luncheons, workshops and other activities are also needed. Please contact Kim Clinton at 760-328-2266 or the conference meeting planner Lynne Bynder at 760799-2740 for more information, or go to for exhibitor/sponsorship forms and pricing information.

Program Topics

(Please rank with 1 being of highest interest): ___ Wetlands Permitting ___ Historic Resources ___ Cultural Resources ___ Air Quality/Toxics ___ Riverside MSHCP ___ NPDES ___ Habitat Restoration ___ Mitigation ___ Fire/ Forestry (addressing fire under CEQA, fuel modification plans)

___ Legislative Update ___ Native American Sacred Sites ___ Research Projects ___ Projects Roundtable (what you are working on, trouble shooting)

___ Other ___________________________________________________________________________ Field Trips (Please rank with 1 being of highest interest): ___ Seven Oaks Dam ___ Diamond Valley Lake

___ Natural History of the San Jacintos

___ Other ___________________________________________________________________________ Workshops ___ CEQA ___ Grading (Please rank with 1 being of highest interest): ___ NEPA ___ NPDES Permitting ___ Geology 101 ___ MSHCP

___ Other ___________________________________________________________________________ Program Locations ___ Riverside (Please rank with 1 being of highest interest): ___ San Bernardino ___ Corona ___ Ontario

___ Other ___________________________________________________________________________ Program Time ___ Evening (Please rank with 1 being of highest interest): ___ Lunch ___ Morning ___ Afternoon

___ Other ___________________________________________________________________________


Planning in the Inland Empire
The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) has several reports and projects completed or underway that we would like to share with the rest of the Inland Empire planning world. WRCOG recently released three excellent reports: – Smart Growth Case Study: Western Riverside County; – 2003 Inland Empire Indicators Report; and – Workers Ahead: The Balance Between Jobs and Housing in Western Riverside County. Copies of the reports can be obtained by contacting our office at (909) 955-7985 or they can be downloaded on our website at In addition, WRCOG is working with the Orange County Council of Governments (OCCOG) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) on two Interregional Partnership (IRP) grants that were awarded to us by the California Department of Housing and Community Development in June 2001. The purpose of the grants is to of examine the serious imbalance of jobs and housing between the regions. The intent of these Interregional Partnerships is to provide recommendations for consideration by local agencies, the private sector and the state on solutions. Check out the following websites for additional information about the partnerships: Smart Growth Case Study: Western Riverside County Funded through the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), this report examines how local jurisdictions in the WRCOG subregion are responding to the challenges of managing explosive growth from a "Smart Growth" perspective. The report identifies smart growth examples, definitions, criteria, opportunities and constraints to implementation. Land use, housing and jobs, transportation, and other infrastructure indicators were used to rank the subregion's performance in the implementation of these initiatives. The report is an excellent read for policy-makers and planners alike, in that it provides significant discussion and objective perspective on these issues. Inland Empire Performance Indicators Partnering with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, this 2003 report is the region's inaugural effort to track important data and trends in areas such as education, economy, environment, public safety, health and human services, and infrastructure. This report builds on a pilot effort completed by WRCOG staff in the fall of 2002, and we worked with IEEP to combine rather than duplicate resources for purposes of developing this comprehensive effort this year. Workers Ahead: The Balance Between Jobs and Housing in Riverside County Also funded through SCAG, this report highlights a number existing and emerging economic initiatives being undertaken by private and public sectors in the subregion to advance the WRCOG area economy.

METROPOLIS MAGAZINE A national magazine on urban environments that features articles on design and planning issues, and includes a section on the latest products and design innovations. If you have a web site of interest to planners please let Diane Jenkins, AICP, know. You can reach her at

– For more information about the WRCOG-SANDAG I-15 IRP, please This is a great opportunity to network and expand your planning horizons! We need volunteers for the Board of Directors for the Inland Empire Section. Also, remember that visit – For additional information about the WRCOG-OCCOG SR-91 IRP, please Anyone interested in serving on the Board of Directors in an elected or appointed position, visit please contact Nelson E. Miller, AICP, at (909) 787-9222 or at . For more information
the Inland Empire Section is sponsoring the 2004 State Planning Conference in Palm Springs. The 2004 conference will be October 17-20, 2004, at the Wyndham Palm Springs.


about positions and responsibilities please review the Inland Empire Section Bylaws at our website at

BONTERRA CONSULTING BonTerra Consulting is always seeking qualified team members. We offer an exciting environment with plenty of room for long-term growth as part of a core team. CEQA Project Manager (Pasadena and Costa Mesa Offices) This position requires a Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, geography, planning or related discipline and five or more years of progressively responsible experience as a consultant working with private and public sector clients. Must have excellent writing and verbal communications skills and be experienced with all aspects of environmental analysis, documentation and processing. Experience with hillside development projects involving sensitive resources is a strong plus. Botanist (Pasadena or Costa Mesa Offices) This position requires a Bachelor's degree in biology or ecology and five or more years of experience with native plants of Southern California. Applicant must have considerable field experience and ability to identify both common and rare plants. Excellent writing skills are required. Biologist/Project Manager (Pasadena and Costa Mesa Offices) This position requires a Bachelor's degree in biology or ecology and five or more years of experience in conducting biological resources surveys, wildlife surveys, vegetation mapping, and writing biological resources technical reports. Knowledge of CEQA requirements for biological resources impact assessment is mandatory. Applicant must be an excellent writer and have experience managing field personnel. Ornithologist (Pasadena or Costa Mesa Offices) This position requires a Bachelor's degree in biology or ecology and five or more years of experience with native birds of Southern California. Applicant must have considerable field experience and ability to identify both common and rare birds. Excellent writing skills are required. Permits for endangered species are an advantage. BonTerra Consulting offers competitive compensation and provides a comprehensive benefits program to meet the needs of our employees. We provide an outstanding "package" of insurance and other benefits to all full time employees. Your total compensation package offers many choices including medical, dental, vision and disability. For more information, please visit our website at If you are interested in working at BonTerra Consulting, please send a letter of introduction and resume to: Annette Bannister, BonTerra Consulting, 320 North Halstead Street, Suite 130, Pasadena CA 91107, Fax: (626) 351-2030 or Julie Stephenson, BonTerra Consulting, 151 Kalmus Drive, Suite E-200, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, Fax: (714) 444-9599. CITY OF HESPERIA PLANNER -- $4059-$4934 + Excellent Benefit Package The City of Hesperia is seeking a full time planner to assist with current Planning activities. The position will review and process projects such as tentative parcel maps, tentative tract maps, site plans, and conditional use permits and other minor applications. The successful candidate will also work as part of a team on a proposed Downtown Specific Plan. Responsibilities include the preparation of specific reports and plans with opportunity for independent judgment in planning work details and making technical determinations; analyzes and interprets social, economic, population and land use data and trends; responds to complaints and requests for information and assistance to developers, property owners and the public regarding laws, policies, regulations, standards and procedures with respect to the submission of plans, processing of applications and implementation requirements; prepares staff reports on a personal computer and presents graphic presentations involving digital imaging systems for public hearings before the Planning Commission, City Council, other appointed officials and the general public. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of three years of experience involving professional public planning and zoning work. Education should include the equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major study in planning or a related field considered useful in city planning work. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license. Original applications must be received by 5:30 p.m., Monday, January 5, 2004 at: City of Hesperia, 15776 Main Street, Hesperia, CA 92345, (760) 947-1100, EOE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CORPORATION SERVICES

analytical methods and procedures; prepares and reviews engineering studies and specifications; manages contracts to ensure completion of projects within scope, on-time, and within budget; develops Request for Proposals and participates in contractor/consultant selection; develops transportation service standards and policies; executes cooperative agreements, memorandums of understanding, and certification requirements with other entities; represents staff at meetings to facilitate and implement planning projects; assumes lead responsibility for transportation studies and research projects; develops and monitors forecasts, budgets, and financial plans for transportation programs and projects; responsible for communicating and implementing safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees while complying with all of MTA's safety rules, policies, and procedures; and performs other related work. Requirements for Employment -- Potential candidates interested in this position MUST meet the following requirements: a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban or Transportation Planning, Engineering, Business, Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field and four years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning, transportation finance, operations planning, or other related area. A Master’s Degree in a related field is desirable. Must have a satisfactory job performance record as verified by reference check prior to the offer of employment. Knowledge: theories, principles, and practices of transportation and land use planning, capital planning, grants management, project management; business computer programs and applications; and modern management theory. Abilities: prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence; understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements; communicate effectively orally and in writing. Selection Procedure -- 1. Application & Supplemental Review and 2. Appraisal Interview: Date To Be Determined -- Only a limited number of candidates determined as most qualified will be invited to participate in each phase of the competitive selection process. Application Procedure -- To obtain an application package, call Metro Headquarters at (213) 922-7153 or (213) 922-3900 for the hearing impaired (TDD). All application materials may also be downloaded from MTA's Website at Mail or hand deliver completed applications to one of the following locations: METRO Headquarters, Employment Office, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 922-7153; METRO San Fernando Valley, 9760 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth, CA 91311 (818) 701-2835; METRO San Gabriel Valley, 3369 Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731, (626) 454-2800; METRO South Bay, 680 Knox St., Suite 150, Torrance, CA 90502, (310) 2256000. Completed application packages are accepted between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. This recruitment will close once we have received sufficient applications to begin the selection process. *Open to the public and all MTA and PTSC employees. Open until filled. In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, if you need assistance in this recruitment, contact the employment office at (213) 922-7153 or (213) 922-3900 TDD. Notification in advance will enable us to evaluate arrangements to reasonably accommodate your needs. Post until 01/15/04 TRANSPORTATION PLANNER II -- Grade J: $45,535 - $56,917 - $68,301 (Appointments to positions can be made at any point in the salary range with appropriate management approval. This job bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool (QCP). Position -- Assists in developing regional planning and operating guidelines, strategies and pricing; evaluates project description forms and proposals for various funding categories and prepares recommendations; prepares specific components of scopes of work, financial plans, schedules, contracts and agreements; negotiates and executes cooperative agreements or memorandum of understanding with various agencies on projects or funding programs; provides technical guidance to local jurisdictions and outside agencies on MTA programs; assists in evaluating the costs, benefits and risks associated with alternative funding plans, programs and projects; prepares comprehensive reports, letters and responses to inquiries; coordinates with other MTA departments on transportation programs and projects; applies, develops and implements statistical analysis procedures; conducts analyses supporting the planning, offering, marketing, or disposition of MTA properties; responsible for maintaining, supporting, and promoting a safe work environment while complying with all of MTA/PTSC's safety rules, policies, and procedures; and performs other related work. Requirements for Employment Potential candidates interested in this position MUST meet the following requirements: a Bachelor's Degree in Urban or Transportation Planning, Engineering, Political Science, Business, Public Administration, or a related field and three years of related professional experience in public transportation, financial planning, or other related area. A Master's Degree in a related


field is desirable. Must have a satisfactory job performance record as verified by reference check prior to the offer of employment. Must have a valid California Class C driver's license OR be able to obtain a valid California Class C driver's license prior to beginning employment with MTA/PTSC. Knowledge: theories, principles and practices of transportation, urban and regional planning, land use planning and regulations, programming, public financing techniques and fiscal analysis; technical research methods and analysis; business computer programs and applications. Abilities: communicate effectively orally and in writing; mediate and negotiate; conduct comprehensive planning studies and projects; compile and analyze complex data. Selection Procedure -- 1. Application Review 2. Appraisal Interview: Date To Be Determined Only a limited number of candidates determined as most qualified will be invited to participate in each phase of the competitive selection process. Application Procedure To obtain an application package, call Metro Headquarters at (213) 922-7153 or (213) 922-3900 for the hearing impaired (TDD). All application materials may also be downloaded from MTA's Website at<>. Mail or hand deliver completed applications to one of the following locations: METRO Headquarters, Employment Office, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 922-7153; METRO San Fernando Valley, 9760 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth, CA 91311 (818) 701-2835; METRO San Gabriel Valley, 3369 Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731, (626) 454-2800; METRO South Bay, 680 Knox St., Suite 150, Torrance, CA 90502, (310) 2256000. Completed application packages are accepted between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. This recruitment will close once we have received sufficient applications to begin the selection process. *Open to the public and all MTA and PTSC employees. Open until filled. In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, if you need assistance in this recruitment, contact the employment office at (213) 922-7153 or (213) 922-3900 TDD. Notification in advance will enable us to evaluate arrangements to reasonably accommodate your needs. RBF CONSULTING RBF Consulting is a full service, multi-disciplinary firm offering a broad range of planning, design and construction services in the built environment to private and public sector clients. Drawing on the expertise of over 700 professionals, our "niche" is exemplified by our ability to work in environments that pose unique design challenges, including difficult environmental constraints, sensitive habitats, contentious community issues, stringent cost controls, and severe engineering limitations. RBF currently has the following opportunities available for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Urban & Regional Planning or Environmental Planning in our Irvine and Ontario, CA offices: SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER If you are an Environmental Planner with more than seven years of professional experience, then RBF Consulting has an exciting opportunity you should know about. The Planning group in our Ontario Office is currently working on a wide range of challenging projects, including several of California’s largest ocean desalinization projects, major redevelopment projects for the City and County of San Bernardino, the West Coast’s largest planned multi-modal rail facility, and more. We are looking for a talented environmental professional who is ready to make a major impact in one of our most dynamic offices playing a key role in areas such as staff development, business development, project management and strategic planning. The position requires a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental studies, planning or a related technical field, and a minimum of 8-10 years of experience in the preparation and management of CEQA and NEPA environmental documents and related technical studies. Responsibilities will include managing multi-disciplined teams in the production of various technical studies, implementing public participation programs, developing relationships with clients and public agencies, and mentoring and training staff. A willingness to travel and conduct site visits at various locations throughout the western United States may also be involved. RBF Consulting is a full service, multi-disciplinary firm offering a broad range of planning, design and construction services. Founded in 1944, RBF has 700 professionals working in offices located throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package including 401(k), profit sharing and bonus plans, and the opportunity for career growth with a firm that is continuously working on challenging and diverse projects. Visit our website at and send your resume to: RBF Consulting, 3536 Concours, Suite 220 • Ontario, CA 91764, Fax: (909) 581-0192, Email:, EOE RRM DESIGN GROUP SENIOR URBAN DESIGNER, SAN JUAN

TRANSPORATION PLANNING MANAGER III -- Grade M: $58,438 - $73,045 - $87,655 (Appointments to positions can be made at any point in the salary range with appropriate management approval.) This job bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool (QCP) Position -- Develops, applies, and evaluates technical planning


CAPISTRANO RRM Design Group is a planning & design firm of 130+ professionals with offices throughout California. We are seeking a designer with at least 7 years progressively responsible experience in a private firm consulting for towns, cities & other agencies. Requires a BA degree in a design discipline, & direct hands on experience writing design guidelines, preparing streetscape plans, specific plans, re-vitalization plans, urban design master plans, façade improvement sketches, specialized zoning ordinances, and plaza design. Should be comfortable with various design oriented software applications. Must be comfortable with business development, writing proposals, conducting interviews, and public speaking. Some travel may be required. RRM offers a competitive compensation & benefits package. For more information: To apply: email or fax: 805-543-4609. TOWN OF APPLE VALLEY PLANNING INTERN -- $10.84 per hour, part-time (18 to 20 hours a week) without benefits An open assignment exists in the Economic Development and Planning Departments for an Intern to provide entry level planning assistance to a full-time Planning staff. The applicant must be available to attend evening meetings when necessary. The Planning Intern shall assist in preparation of planning projects, graphics, studies and reports, provide customer service assistance to the general public, check site plans for conformance to all applicable codes, regulations and ordinances, conduct land use studies and other field investigations. The Intern shall possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency, with current enrollment as a college/university junior, senior or graduate student majoring in planning, architecture, public administration, political science or a related field. In addition,

the Intern should possess a basic and working knowledge of municipal planning functions, and a willingness to accept increased levels of responsibility. The Intern must be computer proficient, and GIS experience is highly desirable, but not necessary. A completed Town application is required. The selection process consists of application screening and interviews. The selected candidate will be requested to be fingerprinted and undergo a complete medical exam. The Town of Apple Valley is under no obligation to return any material submitted or to provide copies thereof. An application may be obtained at the Town of Apple Valley, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple V alley, CA 92307, or by calling (760) 240-7000 x 7600, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Town offices are closed on alternate Fridays.

Introduction to Air Quality and Traffic Impact Assessments for CEQA and NEPA Thursday, March 4, 2004 Lindbrook Center, Westwood Village, CA Fee: $245/$270 Friday, March 19, 2004 World Trade Center, Downtown Los Angeles, CA Fee: $245/$270 Congested roadways and unhealthy air quality already impact millions of people in California and elsewhere. In today’s urban environment, assessing and mitigating traffic impacts and air quality of land development and transportation projects is often one of the most challenging issues facing local governments, regulatory agencies, consultants, attorneys, and other professionals. These two impact areas are often the most important and most controversial. Understanding the air quality and traffic impact assessment process and its requirements can be critical to the success of new projects. Both CEQA ( California Environmental Quality Act) and NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) are the primary mechanisms requiring that public agencies review and consider the potential air quality and traffic impacts associated with proposed projects. *6.0 MCLE & CPDP Credit Hours Property Rights, Takings, and Exactions Friday, March 5, 2004 Lindbrook Center, Westwood Village, CA Fee: $245/$270 Increasingly, local governments use exactions to pay for needed infrastructure and other public facilities. In addition, cities and counties frequently adopt growth management strategies and development moratoria, as well as limitations on development, in order to address important environmental and other public policy concerns: protecting wetlands and other habitats, water quality, ridgelines and hillsides, historic resources, riparian corridors, and a wide range of other resources. The course features a discussion of Shea Homes v. County of Alameda, the first published opinion of the California courts to address a takings challenge to a growth control measure based on an urban growth boundary. The seminar focuses on defining the legal limits on regulating development through the general plan, zoning, subdivision controls, and other regulations, as well as restrictions on imposing exactions. It addresses practical approaches to meeting the needs of local governments while complying with current law, and considers both public agency and developer perspectives. *6.0 MCLE & CPDP Credit Hours The Subdivision Map Act: An Introduction and 2004 Update The Subdivision Map Act is one of California’s most powerful land use laws. This one-day seminar provides an in-depth review of the basic provisions of the Map Act and other California laws that govern the subdivision of land. It identifies the basic authority and limitations applicable to local governments, and addresses the protections afforded to project applicants. It also provides specific focus on implementation issues and relevant legislative changes and court cases during the past year. 6.0 MCLE & CPDP Credit Hours Endangered Species: Regulation, Conservation Planning, and Permits for Development Thursday, March 25, 2004 Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Alhambra, CA Fee: $245/$270 The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) are two of the most wellknown, far-reaching, and controversial environmental laws affecting land use development in California. More and more projects and geographic areas are required to comply with the regulations of ESA and CESA. This one-day seminar offers a comprehensive review and understanding of the ESA, CESA, and other related federal and state laws, regulations, policies, and practices concerning threatened and endangered fish, wildlife, and plants. Learn about practical solutions, for resolving endangered species conflicts with proposed land uses, including site specific and regional conservation planning strategies. *6.0 MCLE & CPDP Credit Hours *Minimum Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Professional Development Program. Please note that dates and locations are subject to change, and should be reconfirmed.

Managing EIRs and EISs: Strategies for Success Thursday, February 5, 2004 World Trade Center, Downtown Los Angeles, CA Fee: $245/$270 This seminar tackles the day-to-day practical issues and challenges in managing the preparation of Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) required by state and federal environmental laws. It equips participants with proven management tools to make projects run more smoothly and ensure successful and professional products and services. This seminar draws extensively upon case examples and practical experience, presenting project management issues from the standpoint of both public agencies and consultants. It allows ample time for questions and discussion, and provides numerous examples designed to enhance participants’ problem-solving and communication skills regarding particular EIR/EIS management issues.*6.0 MCLE & CPDP Credit Hours. Urban Design: Principles, Practices, and Tools Friday, February 20, 2004 World Trade Center, Downtown Los Angeles, CA Fee: $245/$270 Urban design sits at the intersection of planning, architecture, and landscape architecture. This seminar explores the principles, practices, and value of good urban design, focusing on both private development and public improvements (e.g., streetscapes, pedestrian amenities, public buildings and spaces, and other facilities). It examines specific urban design applications and tools in different contexts (e.g. redevelopment, downtown revitalization, infill development, transit-oriented development, and suburban communities). The workshop also addresses the practices and processes necessary to implement design guidelines and standards, when and how to establish a design review process, and how these standards and guidelines can be effectively integrated with the planning and zoning processes. Case studies from different localities are used throughout to illustrate how urban design strategies have been effectively used to improve community livability, as well as some examples of notable failures.*6.0 CPDP Credit Hours New Seminar!

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01.08.04 ESRI, with its headquaters located right here in Redlands, has scheduled a tour and buffet lunch for APA. Join us on this informative tour as their staff provides us with demonstrations of their products and software programs with topics such as: ArcGIS in Planning applications; Internet applications for planning; and Digital submission standards, Coming to a County near you. IEC AEP Sponsor Appreciation Mixer -- Michael Brandman Associates (MBA) in San Bernardino, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Please join us in thanking AEP's numerous supporters, and enjoy some refreshments on AEP In addition, Tom . McGill and Christine Jacobs-Donoghue of MBA will provide a brief presentation on the DARPA Grand Challenge, which involves a field test of autonomous vehicle technology in the Mojave and Colorado desert region. The EA for this project has just been released. UCLA Extension is proud to announce their 18th Annual Land Use Law and Planning Conference being held at the Los Angeles Downtown Marriott Hotel. Now in it's 18th year, this popular annual conference showcases important legislation and legal decisions over the past year in the land use and environmental arenas, plus discusses emerging trends -- all with the view of how these changes affect the day-to-day work of those involved in law, policy and practice. The Inland Section of the American Planning Association has arranged with Paul Zucker, AICP to present this special one day course for planning and community development managers, division heads , supervisors and future managers. For more information visit our website Should you have any suggestions for upcoming programs or wish to help please call Tim Hults at (909) 487-7325. For information of AEP’s programs contact Christine Jacobs-Donoghue at (909) 884-2255 .




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