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Planning and Permits


The Planning Department is responsible for managing development application and environmental reviews for projects within the March Joint Powers Authority. Planning is also responsible for managing and implementing the General Plan and Development Code, and other long-range planning efforts.


The March Joint Powers Authority contracts with Willdan Engineering for building plan review and inspection services. Willdan implements and enforces the provisions of the Uniform Building Code in order to protect the public health and welfare of residents and employees within the March Joint Powers Authority.

Public Works

The March Joint Powers Authority contracts with TriLake Consultants, Inc. for plan review and inspection services related to development projects and capital improvement plans. The March Joint Powers Authority also contracts with URS Corporations for review of Water Quality Management Plans and NPDES permits.

Planning Entitlement Applications

For submittal requirements please contact: March JPA (Click HERE)

Current Pre-Application Projects

Meridian West Campus – Upper Plateau

Public Notices

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Determination

Notice of Exemption

Current Draft General Plan Elements

Draft March JPA Environmental Justice Element

March Joint Powers Authority Planning Staff

Dan Fairbanks
Planning Director

Lauren Sotelo
Senior Planner

Admin. Assistant/Plans Expeditor

Jeffrey M. Smith, AICP
Principal Planner

March Joint Powers Authority Consultants

Building & Safety
Tri Lake
VRPA Technologies
Traffic Engineering
CGRME Resources
NPDES/Water Quality