Raney Planning & Management, Inc. offers a variety of municipal planning services, from contract city planning to entitlement processing.

Planning and Community Development Consulting
Raney provides contract planning services for both public-sector and private-sector clients, including cities, counties, agencies, and developers.  Contract planning services may include, but not be limited to conceptual land use planning, urban design, physical planning, master planning, entitlement processing (including review of parcelization and subdivision maps, project plans, and lot line adjustments), responding to inquiries from the general public, project screening and analysis, preparation of environmental documents, staff reports, request for proposals/qualifications, ordinances, variances, conditional use permits, project routing, and inter-agency coordination both on a project-by-project basis and an ongoing contract basis as well as general planning, community development, and redevelopment agency support. 
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Project Management
Raney provides Project Management Services throughout the processing of projects and environmental documents as well as on an independent third-party basis to assist clients in managing multi-disciplinary teams in a time-efficient and cost-effective manner.  Raney has the proven ability to manage and complete highly complex and controversial projects in a timely and cost-efficient manner while ensuring the needs of every client are satisfied. Unlike many larger environmental firms, Raney provides its management core for every project.
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Preparation of Policy Documents
As a part of Raney’s contract planning services, Raney has prepared numerous policy-level documents to meet the varying needs of cities and counties throughout the State of California.  Preparation of policy documents may include, but not be limited to, Land Use and Asset Management Plans, Community Visions, General Plans, Community and Specific Plans, Specific Plan Amendments, Redevelopment Plans and Implementation, Zoning Ordinances, Zoning Codes, Zone changes and amendments, Sign Ordinances and Programs, Development Code amendments, Design Review Ordinances, and Design Guidelines. During preparation of the policy-level documents, Raney works extensively with city, county, and/ or agency staff and the public, conducting public outreach meetings and workshops to ensure decision makers, stakeholders, and the public are intimately involved in the planning process.
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Project Advocacy
Raney’s experience in entitlement processing and familiarity with local government processes enables us to assist private sector clients in advocating for a project from the planning and entitlement stages through the public approval process. Project advocacy services include application and development processing, negotiation of conditions of approval and development agreements, and coordination and consultation with City Managers, City Council and Planning Commission members, appointed boards and committees, local government staff, interested citizens, and other project stakeholders to promote and support approval of a particular project.
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Development-related Research
Raney has performed development-related research for a number of public and private-sector clients, including due diligence research, site selection, site management consulting, review of project applications, land uses, site development planning and aesthetics design, site plans, maps, zoning, and entitlements as well as site feasibility studies and analysis of physical, regulatory, and environmental constraints.   
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Special Projects/Miscellaneous
Raney often receives special requests from public-sector clients to complete miscellaneous projects that in-house staff may not have the time or resources to complete. Some of the miscellaneous projects that Raney has completed include land use history reports, a fleet management plan, an impound lot feasibility study, and educational presentations on CEQA guidelines and requirements.
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