Removing Barriers to Housing Development - A Conversation with Heads of Community Development Departments
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About the Event
We heard from our insightful speakers from Mill Valley, San Rafael, and Marin County on how different jurisdictions are working to address the housing supply shortage.
Our Speakers: Patrick Kelly Planning and Building Director, Mill Valley
Patrick Kelly joined the City of Mill Valley on September 19, 2018 as Director of Planning and Building. He is responsible for managing the City’s Planning, Building and Code Enforcement services. Mr. Kelly has been involved in community development activities for over 30 years with experience as Planning Manager for the City of Modesto and Senior Planner for the City of Ontario. Mr. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Masters degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge. Brian C. Crawford Community Development Agency Director, Marin County
Brian is the Director of the Community Development Agency for Marin County. Previously he held the position of Assistant Director from 2006 to 2008, when he was appointed Director of the Agency by the Board of Supervisors. Brian joined CDA in 1988, left for a brief stint as the manager of the City of Chico’s environmental review program before returning to his roots in Marin County to resume his career in the Community Development Agency. He is a product of the hard scrabble streets of Mill Valley and graduated from the UC Berkeley in 1983 with a degree in conservation resource studies. Paul A. Jensen Community Development Department Director, San Rafael
Paul Jensen is the Community Development Department Director for the City of San Rafael located in Marin County, which is just north of San Francisco. Paul is responsible for overseeing city planning, building and code enforcement. He has worked for the City of San Rafael since 2008 but also worked as a planner for San Rafael from 1980-1988. In the intervening 20 years, Paul had a planning consulting business specializing in large development project management, environmental review and policy writing for Bay Area cities. During this time, Paul provided consultant services for about a dozen cities including the City of San Rafael. Paul holds a BA in Geography/Urban Planning and AICP planning certification. He is a native San Franciscan and has lived in Marin County since 1980.