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Welcome to Monterey County Resource Management Agency (RMA)

Special Announcement:

Recovery, rebuilding and services information for those affected by the Pfeiffer Fire is now online


The Resource Management Agency brings together a range of functions, including Building Services, Planning, and Public Works to ensure safe building construction, plan for the future needs of the County, manage infrastructure and county facilities, and protect natural resources.

The RMA has four Divisions:

  • Administration - Provides management oversight for land use functions within the RMA and coordinates with outside agencies. Also, provides services that support RMA operations (Finance, HR, Risk, IT) management.

    Benny J. Young - RMA Director
    Carl P. Holm, AICP - Deputy Director RMA
  • Building Services - Provides plan check and inspection services. Also, manages code enforcement activities.

    Michael A. Rodriguez, CBO - Chief Building Official
    Mark Setterland - Deputy Building Official

  • Planning Services - Provide land use permit services. Also, manages the County's land use policies and regulations.

    Michael Novo, AICP - Director of Planning

  • Public Works - Maintains the County's infrastructure including roads, bridges and County facilities.

    Robert K. Murdoch, PE - Director of Public Works
    Paul Greenway, PE - Assistant Director of Public Works


The Vision of the Monterey County Resource Management Agency is to enhance the quality of life and economic health of the community by providing responsive, efficient, and high quality public services and to promote good stewardship of natural and man-made resources.


      Honesty, hard work, and ethical behavior

      Transparency and Accountability

      Communication and Coordination with the public and partner agencies

      Empower staff and recognize superior performance

      Equitable treatment and respect of all constituents

      Excellence in service delivery



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