Cities across OC are making key decisions about the future of housing. How do we build enough housing while preserving natural lands and keeping people in their neighborhoods? What strategies can help develop more housing affordably? Join us for a conversation with three panelists as we explore policies to create a sustainable future for Orange County.
About our panelists:
Melanie Schlotterbeck has worked to balance the need for urban and wilderness parks, housing, and transportation for 20 years. Her work with Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks aims to create parks that allow for recreational opportunities while also protecting wildlife habitat. Currently, she is Chair of the Brea Planning Commission.
Manny Munoz is a passionate planner who cares about improving the quality of life in his community and showing K-12 students the profession of urban planning. He strongly believes that housing should be equitable and sustainable. Currently, he is the Planning Manager for the City of Azusa; serves on the La Habra Beautification Committee; and is the Vice Chair for La Habra Planning Commission.
Bao Pham is a Vietnamese-American Architect/Design Consultant currently practicing in OC. A Santa Ana resident, Bao finds great joy in working on projects of all scales and types in the city and county that warmly welcomed his family when they immigrated to America over 25 years ago. Whether it’s housing or the environment, Bao believes an open and healthy discussion creates a more engaged and informed community. Bao currently serves as a Planning Commissioner in the City of Santa Ana.
About our Moderator:
Jason Killebrew is a SoCal native and has worked as a professional planner in both LA and Riverside Co. communities. Currently he is the Planning Manager for the City of Brea. Jason focuses on balanced development, identifying how each project can deliver economic prosperity or quality-of-life benefits to the community. He enjoys spending time with his family & dogs.