Six Focus Groups will support the public process developing policy options for the public to consider and actions to implement the public’s vision. The Focus Groups include members of the consulting team, city staff, civic leaders, and local volunteers with interest or expertise in each team's topic. Each Focus Group contributes members and expertise to the combined Well Planned and Designed, Accessible and Sustainable Community (CORE) Group. This CORE Group will consider West Covina’s approach to growth and preservation, incorporating perspectives from the other five groups. In addition to developing goals and policies for each element, the other five groups will also review and assess alternate land use, circulation, and infrastructure scenarios developed by the CORE team.
Kaizer Rangwala, AICP, CEcD, CNU-A
Amitabh Barthakur, AICP
Remy Monteko, AICP
Paul Moore, PE
Joe Power, AICP, CEP
Daniel Inloes, AICP
The executive team includes project managers from the consulting and City staff team. The key responsibility is to review schedule and budget at monthly status meeting, logistical planning, and the facilitating the process.
Jeff Anderson, Planning Director
Fabiola Wong, Principal Planner
Kaizer Rangwala, Rangwala Associates
The Executive team members will lead and facilitate the Technical Advisory Committee and Focus Groups.
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) include members from City Council, Planning Commission, and department heads to provide on-going and specific direction throughout the entire project. The TAC discusses and finalizes work program objectives, civic engagement strategy, and list of resource team members. By including decision makers and department heads throughout the entire process, the City is underscoring the importance and role of the General Plan throughout all aspects of city management, budgeting, and operations, and create stronger internal coordination.
Council member Corey Warshaw
Council member Fred Sykes
Council member (alternate) James Toma
Planning Commissioner Don Holtz
Planning Commissioner Paul Blackburn
Planning Commissioner (1st alternate) Dario Castellanos
Planning Commissioner (2nd alternate) Betty Valles
Assistant City Manager/ Community Services Director Chris Freeland
Interim Public Works Director Chris Vogt
Chief of Police Dave Faulkner
Assistant Chief Larry Whithorn