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Planning Department Contacts
For general questions and inquiries, please call the phone numbers in this table
Receptionist / Switchboard (8am-noon & 1pm-5pm) 831-454-2580
Building Inspection Scheduling
Click here to schedule a building inspection online

To leave a voicemail message to request general Building Information call:

Click here to email a building question or email .

Please include your address or parcel number in your message.


Planning General Information Desk (GID) for walk-ins (Monday – Thursday 8am-11:30 &1pm-2:30)


To leave a voicemail message to request general Zoning Information call:

Click here to email a zoning question or email

Please include your address or parcel number in your message.

Housing 831-454-2336
Planning Commission Agenda Information 831-454-3371
FAX 831-454-2131
Schedule Plan Submittal Appointments 831-454-3252
Special Needs for Planning Programs, Activities, Services (5 Day Notice Required) 831-454-3137
Storm Safety Assessment Information Line 831-454-3171
TDD 711
Records Room 831-454-3198
Mailing Address / Office Location: 701 Ocean Street, Room 400, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060  

Administration and Fiscal

Name Title Email
Kathy Previsich Planning Director
Wanda Williams Assistant Planning Director
Nancy McCollum Fiscal / Admin. Manager
Bernice Shawver Executive Secretary
Amy Willbanks Asst. Deptl. Admin. Analyst
Vikkee Hiddleson Senior Accounting Technician


Name Title Email
Marty Heaney Building Official
Martin Benson Building Inspector
Laura Brinson Senior Plans Examiner
Lynne Bryan Plans Examiner
Ruth Brown Building Permit Technician
David Carnaghe Building Permit Technician
Bob Collacino Building Permit Tech. Supervisor
Raison Dean Building Inspector
Stefan Hayward Building Inspector
Jim Heaney Plans Examiner
Sean Livingston Senior Building Inspector
Anthony Malich Building Inspector
David Prendez Building Inspector
Michael Sotero Plans Examiner

Code Compliance


Name Title Email
Robin Bolster-Grant Principal Planner 
Aaron Landry Code Compliance Investigator
Marcus Mendes Code Compliance Investigator
Patricia Moreno Code Compliance Investigator
Miguel Rivera Planning Technician

Development Review

Name Title Email
Steve Guiney Principal Planner
Randall Adams Planner
Jerry Busch Planner
Barbara Ginsberg Planning Technician
Elizabeth Hayward Planning Technician
Darcy Houghton Counter Planner
Lezanne Jeffs Planner
Nate MacBeth Planner
Sheila McDaniel Planner
Annette Olson Planner

Grading, Soils and Resource Planning

Name Title Email
Carolyn Burke Civil Engineer
Jessica Duktig Resource Planner
Antonella Gentile Resource Planner / Floodplain Manager
Joe Hanna County Geologist
Matt Johnston Resource Planner
Robert Loveland Resource Planner


Name Title Email
Julie Conway Housing Manager
Carlos Landaverry Housing Planner
Micaela Lopez Administrative Aide
Porcila Wilson Housing Planner

Policy / Long Range Planning

Name Title Email
Paia Levine Principal Planner
David Carlson Resource Planner / Quarry Planner
Annie Murphy Planner
Sarah Neuse Planner
Todd Sexauer Planner / Environmental Coordinator