Municipal Staff Support

EMC Planning Group has a long and rich experience in providing all aspects of staffing for government agencies. Since its founding in 1978, EMC Planning Group's goal has been to assist communities that need direct and responsive staff support, whether it means taking on specific larger projects or dealing with the day to day processing of applications and meetings. EMC Planning Group has recently helped short-staffed cities process commercial site plan reviews, subdivisions, and major annexations, and can take on a small or large role as best fits the jurisdiction’s needs. The following is a list of some of the municipal staff support services we provide:

  • Application processing, project management, and Permit Streamlining Act compliance;

  • Representation in meetings with agencies, applicants, tribes, and other outside parties;

  • Coordination of project review with other departments within the jurisdiction;

  • Facilitation of public workshops;

  • CEQA and NEPA compliance;

  • Preparation of CEQA guidelines and thresholds of significance;

  • Preparation of standard conditions of approval;

  • Noticing in accordance with California Public Resource Code in CEQA and the Brown Act in California Government Code;

  • Preparation of agenda packets, including staff reports, findings, resolutions, ordinances, and conditions of approval;

  • Public hearing presentations; and

  • Condition and mitigation monitoring.

EMC Planning Group personnel offer a diverse range of professional experience and technical expertise from both sides of the “Counter”. Through its balanced and extensive experience, EMC Planning Group understands the public agency needs, which is the first and foremost key to delivering effective services.