Romo Planning Group (RPG) has provided contract planning services to more than 30 jurisdictions located in the Counties of Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside since 2001. These services include, but are not limited to, current and advanced planning, development feasibility analyses, CEQA/NEPA compliance, preparation of specific environmental studies, and interim staffing services. Because RPG only works with seasoned independent contractors, the team is very adept in all aspects of the development process, which results in effective and efficient project management for the public sector as well as private developers, real estate brokers, and local businesses.
RPG contract planners approach every assignment with a problem-solving mindset. We have extensive experience in executing land use entitlement applications, taking projects through every step of the development review process, including final certificate of occupancy, assessing opportunities and constraints before submitting applications, coordinating with various departments and outside agencies, preparing staff reports and conditions of approval, and making presentations before public hearing bodies. Our civic relations make us a very valuable resource.
RPG's business partner, Mr. Ernest Perea, manages and prepares CEQA and NEPA documents that adhere to federal, state and city standards. Mr. Perea has over 32 years of Land Use Planning and CEQA experience in both the public and private sectors. He is the author of the Guide to the CEQA Initial Study Checklist that was awarded the "Environmental Resource Merit Award" by the California Association of Environmental Professionals and is being used as a text book at Humboldt State University.
Mr. Perea has been serving as a CEQA Administrator and preparing CEQA and NEPA documents for a number of jurisdictions for many years. The range of our firm’s environmental experience includes preparing air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, noise, and biological assessments utilizing our in-house team members.
RPG provides planning expertise reviewing, coordinating, and executing mining entitlements and reclamation plans and associated documents and studies through both the lead agency and State review process with the Office of Mining and Reclamation (OMR). These skills sets include: