ArticlesBy Tom Merrell

Civic Solutions is pleased to announce that Jean Ward, AICP, has joined our senior consultant team as Community Planning Services Manager.  Jean will provide project management and community planning services to public sector clients throughout California. As a planning consultant and...

The City of Downey has selected Civic Solutions to prepare an assessment and overlay zone for biomedical facilities. The City currently enjoys a thriving biomedical sector with three hospitals and a number of supportive facilities. Downey wishes to retain their existing facilities and explore...

Outsourcing in the Planning Department

This article, by the firm’s president, Tom Merrell, AICP, was originally published on the APA national website from 1998 to 2009.  It is reproduced here inasmuch as the principles remain unchanged. The challenge faced by many planning departments today is that they are overwhelmed with a...

Civic Solutions is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary P. Wright to the position of Vice President. Ms. Wright has had an impressive career in public and private-sector planning including over 20 years with the City of San Diego where she served for five years as the Deputy Director of...