Current Projects and Recent Decisions

Updated as of January 10, 2019

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 Community Development 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 Community Development (949) 461-3463
Niki Wetzel Assistant Director of Community Development (949) 461-3479
Ron Santos
Senior Planner (949) 461-3449
Marie Luna Senior Planner (949) 461-3466

Debbie Drasler Contract Senior Planner (949) 461-3466
Jennifer Mansur
Associate Planner (949) 461-3472
Amanda Lauffer
Associate Planner (949) 461-3491

Current Projects

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

Kingdom Halls Project Environmental Documentation (23061 and 23071 El Toro Road) 

Public Review Period from January 4, 2019 to January 23 ,2019.

This project includes General Plan Amendment 03-18-5133, Zone Change 03-18-5134, Site Development Permit 03-18-5137, Tentative Parcel Map 03-18-5135, and General Plan Conformance 12-18-5240 for the construction of two new buildings (Kingdom Halls), which will be used for religious purposes. If you have any questions about this project or the following environmental information, please contact Jennifer Mansur, Associate Planner at or (949) 461-3472. 
Notice of Intent (NOI)
Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for Public Review
Appendix A: Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Analysis
Appendix B: Cultural Resources Inventory & Paleontology Records Search
Appendix C: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment
Appendix D: Noise Impact Analysis
Appendix E: Traffic Impact Analysis
Appendix F: Preliminary Hydrology Report
Appendix G: Geotechnical Engineering Report
Appendix H: Conceptual Water Quality Management Plan
Appendix I: Proposed Project Plans

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 12-18-5239 JA Admin Remove and replace existing microwave antenna with new microwave antenna, modifications to existing cable runs, and installation of new equipment cabinet for an existing wireless communication facility. 27855 Glenn Ranch Road Linda Williams, AT&T Mobility/MASTEC Approved on December 26, 2018. Appeal period to end on January 10, 2019.