Public Sector Planning

Our staff at J. B. Anderson Planning continues to provide key advanced and current planning services for a number of Cities and Counties in the State of California including Waterford, Oakdale, Riverbank, Ceres, Lathrop, Los Banos, Ripon, Calaveras County and Mariposa County. We are committed to understanding the service needs of our clients and to providing innovative ideas and insight to solving key project and policy related issues and concerns. We are capable of providing a high degree of competent planning knowledge to any task and are often sought by public agencies to share examples of regulations and conditions to apply to local concerns.

J.B. Anderson Land Use Planning offers a wide array of land use services. Listed below is just a portion of the services offered:

  • Due Diligence Review
  • Specific Plans
  • Subdivision Design
  • Forward Planning
  • Preliminary Site Design
  • Budget Review
  • Municipal Services Review
  • Housing Elements
  • CEQA Review and Compliance
  • Air Quality Permitting

  • Planning and Technical Assistance for Grants
  • Land Planning and Zoning
  • Entitlement Processing
  • Tentative Subdivision Maps
  • Special District Formation
  • Subdivision/Development Agreements
  • Plan Development Application Processing
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Development Plans
  • Improvement & Reimbursement Agreements


Special District Formation J. B. Anderson has played an integral role in the development of various Landscape and Lighting Districts, Community Facilities Districts, Areas of Benefit and County Service Areas. Each jurisdiction has its own unique way of handling the funding of basic public maintenance obligations. We are an excellent source of knowledge when it comes to special district formation and the proper administration of budgets, annual Engineers reports, reports to the County Assessor’s Office and compliance with SB 218.


In order to represent a reasonable expansion of services to new areas, a report of services needs to be developed and approved by the Local Agency Formation Commission. We have had the pleasure of providing this service through public disclosure documentation with the Cities of Escalon, Lathrop, Ripon and Riverbank.


J. B. Anderson Planning is a full service planning firm who is aware and capable of preparing a whole host of public policy documents such as Housing Elements. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Anderson has been involved with the development, modification and interpretation of several Housing Elements. We are currently engaged in the update of the existing Housing Elements for Mariposa County, the Cities of Waterford, Ceres and Riverbank.


For more than 15 years, Mr. Anderson has applied for, managed and successfully closed over 30 grants, which allowed for such things as downtown beautification, economic development strategies, housing stock inventories, safe routes to school and the like. We are aware of the grant criteria and are capable of clearly articulating opportunities to any public agency.


Environmental review and compliance services are available for projects in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Our Staff is experienced and knowledgeable of the CEQA Statutes and Guidelines, and has recently completed Initial Studies/Negative Declarations for the City of Los Banos, Riverbank, Stanislaus County and Monterey Park Tract CSD. Our Staff can assist Public and Private Agencies in the preparation and completion of CEQA documents in accordance with State Law.