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- Dave Hudson, San Ramon City Councilman
Regarding the San Ramon City Center EIR
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- Dan Bott, Environmental Coordinator
City of Santa Ana
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- Mike Allen
City of Napa
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- Councilman Richard MacGregor, City of Norco
Regarding the Silverlakes Equestrian and Sports Park Project
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- Chris McKee, Division President
Professional Constructors, Inc.
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- Charri L. Hearn
City of Los Angeles, Community Redevelopment Agency
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- Mayor Kathy Azevedo, City of Norco
Regarding the Silverlakes Equestrian and Sports Park Project
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- Phil Wong
Planning and Community Development Department Director, City of San Ramon
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- Marie Meredith
Senior Planner, City of Santa Rosa, Department of Community Development
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- Borre Winkel,
Executive Officer, Former Building Industry Association Riverside Chapter Executive Officer
"Thank you for sharing your depth of experience with the CEQA process with the CSU Fresno Lyles College of Engineering, Civil Engineering Program. I am sure that this class gained in their knowledge and respect for the CEQA process; I know I gained some new insight into the process."
- Cordie R. Qualle, PE MCE
Blair, Church Flynn Consulting Engineers
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- Scott S. Barnard,
Barnard Ventures, on behalf of St. Marks Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach
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- Pamela Deer
ASB Director Harry S. Truman Middle School Fontana, California
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- Nancy MacKenzie
Environmental Planning Section, Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
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- Andres Soto
City of Colton
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- Borre Winckel
BIA of Southern California, Inc. / Riverside County
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- Don Williams,
AICP Planning Manager
City of Fontana
"Communications with all consultant staff were outstanding. Quality of deliverables exceeded Caltrans expectations. All projects were within budget and most were under budget since the consultants required less meetings than anticipated and few if any changes were required on draft reports."
- Ronald Kosinski,
Chief, CA Department of Transportation
Office of Env. Planning
"I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work put into the East Highlands Ranch PUD Amendments. ...it was comforting to know that I had a knowledgable and professional team working on CEQA documentation for the project. The FirstCarbon Solutions | MBA team was able to turn an unreaistic schedule into an achievable and peaceful project. Now that is the way every project should be (in my dreams)"
- Larry Mainez
City of Highland
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- Wayne Peterson,
VP of Community Planning, Highland Fairview
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- David P. Hubbard
Law offices of David P. Hubbard
Environmental Counsel for Regency Centers
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- Michelle Catherine Mician,
MS, Manager, Office of Sustainability, Palm Springs