MARTIN L. CARVER, AICP • COASTPLANS

110 Pine Street, Suite D • Santa Cruz, California 95062

Phone: (831) 426-4557 • Fax: (831) 458-5368

Education
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (9/87 to 8/89). Master of Regional Planning

University of California, Santa Cruz (9/80 to 8/83). B.A. Environmental Studies (Public Policy and Planning) and Politics

Recent Work Experience
Coastplans.com (Independent Consultant–2/00 to present). Owner and manager of consulting business specializing in land use, transportation, and environmental planning; project management; and grant writing for California’s Central Coast Region

City of Watsonville Community Development Department (Senior Planner--3/97 to 4/00). Managed coastal development projects; managed other development projects and area plans; managed consultants contracts; coordinated the Watsonville Livable Communities Program

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (Senior Transportation Planner–9/94 to 2/97). Program Manager for the Rail Planning Program Major Transportation Investment Study. Managed contracts and projects, wrote grants, staffed the Rail Oversight Committee

J. Laurence Mintier & Associates (Associate Planner--1/90 to 3/94). Managed land use, redevelopment, and environmental planning projects; prepared and administered budgets and work scopes; prepared environmental documentation; coordinated with city departments, developers, community groups, and project teams; undertook quantitative analysis; made public presentations; conducted field reconnaissance and inventory

Santa Cruz County Transportation Commission (Associate Transportation Planner--9/86 to 6/87). Prepared staff reports; prepared urban traffic studies; reviewed environmental impacts reports; developed growth projections; developed countywide traffic model; made public presentations; prepared zoning ordinance amendments



Professional Skills
MANAGEMENT:

Managed teams of consultants on numerous large development projects

Managed City of Watsonville Livable Communities Program


LAND USE PLANNING:

General plans and area plans

Housing Elements

Coastal development permits

Downtown and transit-oriented development

Environmental documentation

Zoning and subdivision ordinances

Public participation, including urban design charrettes


TRANSPORTATION PLANNING:

Prepared regional transportation plans

Directed development of major investment study for SCCRTC

Developed project study reports and area traffic analysis and plans



GRANT WRITING:

Prepared numerous grants for transportation and land use projects/programs




PROJECT EXPERIENCE:


University of California Long Marine Laboratory Coastal Long Range Development Plan -- October 2000 to present: Issue identification, development of site constraints analysis, and ongoing project management (consultant contract with University of California)

Soledad General Plan Housing Element – May 2002 to present: Development of General Plan Housing Element Update (consultant contract with City of Soledad)

Carmel Local Coastal Program -- October 2000 to present: Development of Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan and Implementation Plan (consultant contract w/ EMC Planning Group)

Watsonville Municipal Airport Master Plan – October 2000 to present: Revised prior un-adopted master plan to incorporate recent changes in airport planning, including Santa Cruz tarplant mitigation plan and new circulation plans (consultant contract w/ City of Watsonville)

San Benito County Regional Transportation Plan – February 2000 to June 2001: Preparation of Regional Transportation Plan; project management; liaison to Council of San Benito County Governments (consultant contract w/ Hexagon Transportation Consultants)

Gianolini Annexation Initial Study – July 2001 to September 2001: Preparation of initial study and negative declaration in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act for the City of Greenfield (consultant contract with Pacific Municipal Consultants)

Saratoga Community Library Initial Study – March 2001: Preparation of initial study and negative declaration in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act for the Saratoga Community Library Expansion and Renovation Project (consultant contract with Maureen Owens Hill Consulting)

Gilbertson Property Initial Study – January 2001 to March 2001: Preparation of initial study and negative declaration in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act for the Gilbertson Property landfill closure and reuse plan (consultant contract w/ City of Watsonville)

Street Smart Sebastopol Citizen-Based Workshop – August 2000: Assisted Walkable Communities, Inc. team in multi-day workshop to redesign Highway 116, including preparation of code (volunteer work with Mr. Dan Burden and Walkable Communities, Inc.)

Gilbertson Property Coastal Permit Appeal – June 2000 to December 2000: Management of Watsonville Municipal Airport closure of landfill; preparation of documents to comply with California Coastal Commission conditions of approval (consultant contract w/ City of Watsonville)

Soquel Elementary School District Site Acquisition Study – September 2000 to October 2000: Assist in preparation of a site acquisition study for a new elementary school (consultant contract with Maureen Owens Hill Consulting)

Watsonville Airport Golf Driving Range – August 1998 to present: Preparation of Watsonville Local Coastal Program amendments for golf driving range; project management (City of Watsonville; consultant contract w/ City of Watsonville)

Los Banos Industrial Business Park Area Plan – July 2000 to September 2000: Preparation of area plan amending Los Banos General Plan to facilitate development of industrial business park (consultant contract w/ EMC Planning Group)

Los Banos Industrial Business Park Area Plan Initial Study – September 2000: Preparation of initial study and negative declaration in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act for the Los Banos Industrial Business Park Area Plan (consultant contract w/ EMC Planning Group)

Longview Area Plan Traffic Study – August 2000: Preparation of traffic report, with technical assistance from Hexagon Transportation Consultants, for Longview Area Plan in Watsonville, California (consultant contract w/ Hexagon Transportation Consultants)

Economy Express Inc. Initial Study – July 2000: Preparation of initial study and negative declaration in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act for development of a trucking company facility (consultant contract w/ EMC Planning Group)

City of Gilroy Master Plan for Fire Services Initial Study – August 2000: Preparation of initial study and negative declaration in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (consultant contract w/ EMC Planning Group)

Pajaro Valley Unified School District New Millennium High School, Alternative Access Study – June 2000 to August 2000: Preparation of alternative access study, with technical assistance from Hexagon Transportation Consultants, to satisfy California Coastal Commission condition of approval of new high school (consultant contract w/ Hexagon Transportation Consultants)

Pajaro Valley Unified School District New Millennium High School Project – June 1997 to May 2000: Preparation of Watsonville Local Coastal Program Amendments for new high school; project management (City of Watsonville)

City of Watsonville Livable Communities Program – September 1997 to May 2000: Program management; transportation planning; grant writing; major project planning (City of Watsonville)

Pajaro Valley Rail Station Project -- August 1997 to November 1997: Preparation of Project Study Report; grant writing (consultant contract w/ Monterey County Redevelopment Agency)

Watsonville Rail Station Project -- August 1997 to November 1997: Preparation of Project Study Report; grant writing (City of Watsonville)

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission Rail Planning Program – September 1994 to February 1997: Project management; contract management; consultant liaison; staff to Rail Oversight Committee (Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission)

City of Eureka General Plan – June 1992 to February 1994: project management; consultant liaison; document preparation; land use, demographic, and economic analysis (J. Laurence Mintier & Associates)

City of Eureka Redevelopment Agency Westside Industrial Area Study – September 1992 to September 1993: Project management; consultant liaison; document preparation; land use, demographic, and economic analysis (J. Laurence Mintier & Associates)

City of Stockton Special Planning Area Study and General Plan Revision – March 1990 to May 1993: Project management; consultant liaison; document preparation; land use, demographic, and economic analysis (J. Laurence Mintier & Associates)

City of Clayton General Plan Housing Element – March 1992 to November 1993: Project management; consultant liaison; document preparation; land use, demographic, and economic analysis (J. Laurence Mintier & Associates)

City of Eureka General Plan Housing Element – June 1992 to May 1993: Project management; consultant liaison; document preparation; land use, demographic, and economic analysis (J. Laurence Mintier & Associates)

City of Menlo Park General Plan Housing Element – September 1991 to November 1992: Project management; consultant liaison; document preparation; land use, demographic, and economic analysis (Mintier & Associates)

City of Benecia General Plan Housing Element – June 1990 to October 1991: Project management; consultant liaison; document preparation; land use, demographic, and economic analysis (J. Laurence Mintier & Associates)

City of Manteca Zoning Ordinance – October 1990 to March 1992: Project management; document preparation (J. Laurence Mintier & Associates)

City of Manteca Subdivision Ordinance – October 1990 to March 1992: Project management; document preparation (J. Laurence Mintier & Associates)

City of Santa Cruz Greenbelt Land Use and Visual Impact Analysis, Assistant Planner – June 1981 to June 1982: Assisted Santa Cruz City Attorney’s Office in land use and visual analysis of “Measure O” greenbelt lands


GRANT WRITING EXPERIENCE:


California Resources Agency – 1998-99 Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program. $82,500 (Watsonville Livable Communities Program)

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission – 1999-00 Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Program Grant. $250,000 (Watsonville Livable Communities Program)

United States Department of Energy – 1998-99 Building a Sustainable Communities Program Grant. $19,000 (Watsonville Livable Communities Program)

Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District – 1997-98 AB 2766 Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Program Grant. $35,000 (Watsonville Livable Communities Program)

Local Government Commission – 1997-98 ArcView Software Technology Program. (~$3,500 Software) (Watsonville Livable Communities Program).

State of California Department of Parks and Recreation – 1997-98 Habitat Conservation Fund. $85,000 (Watsonville Livable Communities Program)

Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District – 1998-99 AB 2766 Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Program Grant. $38,500 (Watsonville Livable Communities Program)

State of California Department of Transportation – 1994-95 Transit Capital Improvement Program. $350,000 (SCCRTC)

State of California Department of Transportation – 1995-96 Transit Capital Improvement Program. $350,000 (SCCRTC)


References for Mr. Carver
Mr. Larry Mintier

J. Laurence Mintier & Associates

1415 20th Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

916/446-0522



Mr. Charles Eadie

Director of Campus and Community Planning

University of California, Santa Cruz

515 Swift Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

831/460-3570



Mr. Brian Roseth

Principal Planner

City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Post Office Drawer G

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

831/620-2010



Mr. William Farrel, AICP

Community Development Director

248 Main Street

Soledad, CA 93960

831/678-3963