Matt’s experience includes land use planning, contract planning, project management, entitlements and specific plans. He has extensive contract planning experience with public agencies. Matt and his project team process a wide range of entitlement actions including specific plans, tract maps, use permits, general plan amendments, and zone changes. He is also very experienced with CEQA, and has prepared and supervised initial studies, notices of exemption, EIRs and negative declarations. He regularly prepares and presents reports to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. Matt holds degrees in urban planning and history from the University of California at Los Angeles.