planning:  Local Agency Contract Planning

Before coming to Provost & Pritchard, most of our planners started out working for a public agency.  We know how cities and counties operate, and the things they should do, shouldn’t do, and must do.  Along with our engineers and other staff, we’ve worked for local agencies throughout California, including cities, counties, water districts, public utility districts, and other special districts through both past employment and current contracted staffing services.  Our staff brings knowledge of General Plan policy development and implementation, zoning analysis, processing of land use entitlement applications, and preparation of reports, ordinances, resolutions, and environmental compliance documents under CEQA and NEPA, including mitigation monitoring and compliance. We have creative solutions for needs ranging from staff augmentation and overflow assistance provided remotely from our offices to providing regular in-house presence and over-the-counter customer service.

Local agency contract planning services

Review and processing of use permits, variances, subdivisions, site plans, and related development proposals Review, processing, and/or development of long-range regulatory and policy, process, and procedural documents: General Plan amendments Rezoning Zoning and General Plan text amendments Amendment of policies, processes, and regulations at the request of the agency Staff report and resolution preparation and presentation Analysis and document preparation pursuant to CEQA and NEPA Preparation of municipal service reviews and assistance with other LAFCo-related processes, including annexations and special district boundary adjustments Participation at planning commission, city council, board of supervisors, and other public meetings Acting as staff liaison to committee or community groups Assisting with community outreach and stakeholder workshops Williamson Act cancellations and modifications Specific and community plans Local agency support services