On June 10, 2021, Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks co-sponsored an Orange County focused workshop with People for Housing OC and OC-Planning Officials Leadership Initiative Collaborative. The workshop was recorded on Facebook Live and has been posted on YouTube as well.

Governments and communities are now making critical decisions about the future of their cities through the General Plan and Housing Element Update process. Decisions about development should be examined through three lenses—economic feasibility, environmental sustainability, and social equity. This “triple bottom line” perspective is necessary to craft a future for Orange County cities that preserves our built and natural environments and provides a path to retain our workforce—including younger professionals, moderate income households, low-wage earners in service sector jobs. What are the policy solutions that will create a sustainable future with room for those who work in OC to live in OC while preserving our natural lands and reducing the risk of community displacement? This panel would explore these themes from local thought leaders in fields that overlap planning, including: development, public policy, and sustainability.


  • Melanie Schlotterbeck (Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks )
  • Manny Munoz (Planning Manager, City of Azusa)
  • Bao Pham (Architect / Urban Designer)


  • Jason Killebrew (City Planner, City of Brea)

Event Sponsors:

  • People for Housing – OC YIMBY
  • Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks
  • OC Planning Officials Leadership Initiative Collaborative

* All speakers are also Planning Commissioners