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About Monterey County RMA

The Resource Management Agency (RMA) brings together a range of Land Use and Capital services, including Building Services, Planning, Public Works, Facilities, and Parks to ensure reasonable and safe development, plan for the future needs of the County, manage infrastructure and county facilities, and protect natural resources.

RMA Director - Carl P. Holm, AICP


RMA consists of five Divisions:

Land Use & Community Development Division- Provides management oversight for land use functions within the RMA and coordinates with outside agencies.  Includes Building Services, Planning, Permit Center, Development Services, County Surveyor, Environmental Services, Special Programs, Code Compliance, Park Planning.

RMA Deputy Director of Land Use & Community Development - John Dugan, AICP
Administrative Secretary - Melissa McDougal

Building Services - Provides plan check and inspection services.

Chief of Building Services - Neville Pereira, CBO, PE

Development Services – Provides services for encroachment permits, transportation permits, film permits, subdivisions, and addressing.                   
  County Surveyor - Michael Goetz, PLS 

Environmental Services - Provides oversight of grading, erosion control, and stormwater management.

                Senior Water Resources Hydrologist - Tom Moss, PG, QSD, CFM

Planning - Provides land use permit services and manages the County's land use policies and regulations.

                Interim Chief of Planning - Brandon Swanson
                Planning Manager - Craig Spencer

Permit Center – Manages front counter operations, including permit processing.  Provides general support services (reception, call center, cashier, records, scanning).  Also lead for special event permits.         

Permit Coordinator - Freda Escobar

Code Compliance - Manages code compliance activities relative to land use and public works.

Code Compliance Manager - Joshua Bowling 


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

RMA Deputy Director of Public Works and Facilities - Leigh Ann Sutton
Administrative Secretary - Melissa McDougal

Public Works - Manages capital projects for infrastructure (roads and bridges). Include engineering services. 

Chief of Public Works – Randell Ishii, M.S., P.E.

Senior Civil Engineer – Enrique M. Saavedra, PE

Senior Civil Engineer – Chad Alinio

Senior Civil Engineer – Jonathan Pascua

Maintenance Manager/Roads & Bridges- Shawn Atkins


Facilities - Maintains County facilities.  

Facilities – Manages capital projects for County facilities and operations.

Chief of Facilities - Lindsey Lerable
Maintenance Manager/Facilities - Mario Salazar

                Project Manager III – Florence Kabwasa-Green


Parks - Maintain Parks operations

Parks Operations - Manages County park facilities and operations.

                Chief of Parks - James Rodems
                County Park Ranger Supervisor – Jon Anthony
                Operations Manager/Parks - Brett Fulgoni

Park Planning – Provides planning services for County Park facilities.

Parks Planning Manager - John Akeman
Special Events Manager, Parks - Shawne Ellerbee

 Administrative Services Division - Provides services that support RMA operations.

RMA Deputy Director of Administrative Services - Shawne Ellerbee
Administrative Secretary - Barbara Stoffey-Said

Finance - Manages RMA budget.

Financial Management/Budget - Jessica Cordiero-Martinez
Financial Management - Lorraine Woodle
Financial Management - Ma Mon

Community Service Areas/County Service Districts & Disposal Sites - Manages County’s service areas and special districts.

                Special District Manager - Lynette Redman

Real Property – Provides real property services for County.

                Real Property Specialist - George Salcido
                Real Property Specialist - Brett Fulgoni

Contracts Management/Grant Admin/CIP - Manages code compliance activities relative to land use and public works.

Contracts Manger - Dalia Mariscal-Martinez
Grants Manager - John Snively

Information Technology - Manages technology services for RMA.

Dept. Info Systems Manager - Jackson Dy

Human Resources – Coordinates with County HR on matters related to RMA.

Associate Personnel Analyst - Amy Rodriguez
Associate Personnel Analyst - Julie Aulenta

Safety & Risk Management – Provides training for and oversight of safety regulations.  Manages claims for RMA.

RMA Safety Coordinator/Investigator - Vera M. Roper

Property Administration/Special Programs – Provides contract services that support RMA operations; real property services for the County; and manages special districts and special projects.

                Property Administration/Special Programs Manager – Melanie Beretti
                County Service Areas/Sanitation Districts/Closed Disposal Sites – Lynette Redman
                East Garrison Community Facilities District & Services District – Melanie Beretti
                Real Property Specialist – George Salcido
                Contracts Management – Dalia Mariscal-Martinez (contracts administration) and John Snively(grants and capital improvement program administration)
                Parks Administration – Dona Luna
              Special Projects – Dan Bertoldi

 RMA Vision

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.

 RMA Values

  • 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