Current Projects and Recent Decisions

Updated as of March 15, 2018

Most decisions are effective 15 days after the date of the City’s Notice of Decision unless an appeal is filed.

Administrative approvals by the Director of Development Services may be appealed to the Planning Commission. Planning Commission decisions may be appealed to the City Council. Any appeal must set forth in writing the specific grounds for the appeal and be directed to the City Clerk. Refer to the Municipal Code for more information regarding the appeals process, or contact the City Clerk at (949) 461-3420.
For information on a specific project, please contact the planner assigned to that project.
Planner Title Phone Email
Gayle Ackerman
Director of Development Services (949) 461-3463
Niki Wetzel Planning Manager (949) 461-3479
Ron Santos
Senior Planner (949) 461-3449
Marie Luna Senior Planner (949) 461-3466

Kirt Coury Contract Senior Planner (949) 461-3466
Jennifer Mansur
Associate Planner (949) 461-3472
Amanda Lauffer
Assistant Planner (949) 461-3491
Bryan Tung Planning Intern (949) 461-3496

Current Projects

For a list of projects that the Planning Division is currently processing, click here.

Recent Decisions

The table below is a list of recent decisions and corresponding appeal periods, when applicable.
Case No. Planner Approving Body Description Location Applicant Status
CP 02-18-5126 BT Admin Remove and replace 3 antennas and install 6 new RRH’s on an existing wireless facility. 21991-A El Toro Brian Mahoney, M Squared Approved on March 15, 2018. Appeal period to end on March 30, 2018.
CP 02-18-5129 AL Admin Remove and replace 3 antennas, install 15 new RRU’s on an existing wireless facility; and install accessory equipment in exsiting equipment enclosure. 25017 Whisler Ed Marquez,​ Verizon Wireless Approved on March 15, 2018. Appeal period to end on March 30, 2018.
SDP 10-17-5096 RS Admin Construction of "Memorial Garden" at the El Toro Memorial Park cemetery. 25751 Trabuco Road James Mickartz, Architect Approved on March 8, 2018. Appeal period to end on March 23, 2018.
CP 02-18-5121 JM Admin Minor exterior modification to the car wash tunnel elevation at the existing Checkered Flag Car Wash. 23581 Rockfield Boulevard Richard DeBeikes, Checkered Flag Lake Forest, LP Approved on March 1, 2018. Appeal period to end on March 16, 2018.