2017-2018 Department Executive Officers
President - Omar Dadabhoy, Director of Planning Services, City of Aliso Viejo
1st Vice President - Eric Nelson, Planning Commissioner, City of Dana Point
2nd Vice President - Ernie Schmidt, Planning Commissioner, City of Redwood City
Department Director* - Lou Munoz, Planning Commissioner, City of Rancho Cucamonga
Immediate Past President - Niroop Srivatsa, Planning and Building Services Director, City of Lafayette
*Department Director serves for a two-year term, beginning in even years.
Appointed by the department president, each department has at least one representative on each of the League’s standing eight committees that can provide technical information to the committee as a whole to ensure that the department has a voice in the decision-making process, and make recommendations to the board of directors on legislative and policy issues.
Visit the League’s Policy Development webpage to view upcoming meeting information, listed committees, and meeting agendas.
2017-18 Policy Committee Representatives
Community Services – Michael Smith, Senior Planner, Rancho Cucamonga
Environmental Quality – Joel Rojas, Director of Development services, San Juan Capistrano Governance, Transparency and Labor Relations – Ernest Schmidt, Planning Commissioner, Redwood City
Housing, Community & Economic Development – Debbie Chamberlain, Planning Manager, San Ramon
Public Safety – Scott Wolfe, Planning Director, Westlake Village
Revenue & Taxation – Niroop Srivatsa, Planning and Building Services Director, City of Lafayette
Transportation, Communication & Public Works – Lou Munoz, Planning Commissioner, Rancho Cucamonga
For more information about the appointment process, please contact Meg Desmond.