The Orange County Board of Supervisors appoints five Development Processing Review Committee (DPRC) Representatives, each representing a district of the County.
Michael Recupero, DPRC Vice Chair - 1st District Appointment 2004
Recupero and Associates
Michael Recupero has served as the vice chair of the Development Process Review Committee since 2004. He is a principal of Recupero and Associates, Inc., an Orange County based governmental relations firm.
Representative clients include The Irvine Company, The Boy Scouts of America, Toll Brothers, Inc., Ocean View School District and The City of Anaheim.
Started in 1973, Recupero and Associates, Inc. assists developers, landowners and businesses through the entitlement and administrative processes. Additionally, Michael serves his private and public clients in complying with water quality regulations.
Prior to working in governmental relations Michael practiced litigation in San Francisco where he also served as a mediator and adjunct professor at UC Hastings College of the Law. Michael grew up in Orange County and attended Mater Dei High School.
Jackie Hare - 2nd District Appointment 1988
J.L. Hare Associates, President
Jackie Hare is president of one of Southern California's leading permit and entitlement management company, J. L. Hare Associates. Jackie's strong associations with city and county governmental agencies are key to her success.
Jackie began her career as the associate director of project regulatory compliance for the Mission Viejo Co. more than 13 years ago. She has since become highly regarded for her permit and entitlement management work for California's most prominent developers including Standard Pacific Homes, Shea Homes, Lennar Homes and William Lyon Homes.
Jackie has maintained a strong presence and actively participates in many industry groups. She is a member of the Orange County Development Review Processing Committee originally appointed by Supervisor Harriett Weider. She also is a member of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Orange County, San Diego and Baldyview chapters; Home Builders Council; Associates of Commercial Retail Executives; Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and National Association of Office & Industrial Properties (NAIOP). Jackie also is a member of the board of directors of the California Building Industry Association, Riverside.
Jay Bullock, DPRC Chair - 2nd District Appointment 1997
Planning Solutions, Inc.
Jay has 24 years experience as an urban planner and entitlement consultant. For the past eight years Jay has served as a full-time consultant to Rancho Mission Viejo, coordinating entitlement efforts for the Ladera Ranch and Ranch Plan communities.
Jay previously worked as a planning consultant to the Irvine Company, Lennar Homes, William Lyon Homes, and as a planner for the County of Orange. Jay received a Bachelor of Science degree in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
Jay serves on the Building Industry Association (BIA) Local Governmental Affairs Committee and the Orange County Fire Authority Advisory Committee, and is a full member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Rick Fitch - 3rd District Appointment 1992
Hunsaker & Associates Irvine, Inc., Assistant Vice President, Project Management
Rick has 33 years experience as an urban planner, problem solver, mediator and technical translator. Rick currently serves as manager of Governmental Relations/Entitlement for projects in Orange, LA, Riverside and San Bernardino County.
Rick previously worked as a planner for the County of Orange and the California Coastal Commission. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Biscayne College, Miami, Florida and has completed course work University of California, Irvine in Urban Planning.
Rick serves on the Building Industry Association (BIA) Local Governmental Affairs Committee and the Orange County Fire Authority Advisory Committee, and is a member of the American Planning Association (APA).
Joe Lambert - 3rd District Appointment 2007
J.L. Hare Associates, Operations Manager
Joe Lambert began his career in 1985 framing for a number of commercial and residential projects. After ten years of framing, he changed his tack and spent two years working as a customer service representative for a large Southern California development company. In 1997 he joined J. L. Hare Associates as project manager and became Senior Project Manager in late 2003.
He has since earned a reputation within industry circles for his ability to manage the permitting process of highly complex projects that require working with a multitude of developers, architects, engineers and governmental agencies. Lambert has spent the past 20 years in construction, giving him the edge in knowing what permits are necessary and at what stage. He has the foresight to know what needs to be done to streamline the approval process.
Lambert has also managed the permit processing staff for growing developments and projects in LA, Inland Empire, San Diego & Orange Counties. Understanding the sequence of events gives us the ability to expedite and forecast projects through the various agencies and achieve the goals set by the clients.
When the community of Ladera Ranch was being built, Lambert embraced the opportunity with both the developers and the County of Orange which has led to many long standing relationships. As a result, Lambert is included on the development team for projects in other agencies. He has since had the opportunity to work from the public and private sectors point of view managing the process from planning through grading to occupancy. Ladera Ranch involved selected residential, and commercial developers, including the master developments extensive off-site & commercial complexes.
With a growing opportunity in many rising communities throughout southern California Lambert plans to continue to participate in development community for many years to come. Currently, he is an active member of various industry associations, as well as participant with agency sub-committees to streamline processes.
Carl Taylor, DPRC Vice Chair - 4th District Appointment 1992
Carl Taylor is a Professional Civil Engineer with over 34 years of experience in urban land development, public works, and transportation projects, predominantly in Orange County.
Through his extensive work for private developers, Mr. Taylor developed strong working relationships with County of Orange staff, and became extremely knowledgeable of the County's development process. Strongly motivated to improve that process for the benefit of all involved, Mr. Taylor sought appointment and has served the citizens of Orange County for 18 years as a 4th District appointee to the Board of Supervisors' Development Processing Review Committee (DPRC).
First appointed by Supervisor Don Roth in 1992, and subsequently reappointed by every 4th District Supervisor since, Mr. Taylor has been one of the longest-tenured and most active members of the DPRC. Using his expertise and experience in successfully navigating the County's development process, Mr. Taylor has been a leader in working to streamline, clarify and communicate the County's development process, which has benefited the citizens and applicants, the County staff, and the development industry in Orange County. In 2003, the Board of Supervisors honored Mr. Taylor with a proclamation commending him for his work on the DPRC.
Mr. Taylor has also been closely and actively involved on a volunteer basis with OC Public Works in developing and reviewing their engineering design criteria, standards and procedures through his longstanding participation on their Design Manual Committee and Standard Plans Committee. He is co-author of the first and second editions of the Orange County Highway Design Manual, and has contributed to numerous Design Manual addenda, and updates and revisions to the Standard Plans Manual. Mr. Taylor has received three Board of Supervisors' commendations for his participation and professional contributions to the Design Manual, the Standard Plans Manual, the Local Drainage Manual, and the Highway Design Manual.
Mr. Taylor has utilized his extensive knowledge of the County's design criteria and standards on numerous projects for the County of Orange, including La Pata Avenue Gap Closure, and On Call Contract assignments for OC Public Works and OC Parks.
In addition to registration in California as a Professional Civil Engineer, Mr. Taylor has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley; and a Masters of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Mission Viejo, and is a Vice President of Huitt-Zollars, Inc. in their Irvine office. Mr. Taylor is an active member of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, and is very involved in ministry to alcoholics, drug addicts, the homeless, and people living with HIV, primarily in central Orange County.
Thomas G. Grable - 5th District Appointment 2003
William Lyon Homes, Inc., Southern California Division, Vice President
Tom Grable joined William Lyon Homes, Inc. in 1998 as a Project Manager and became a Vice President in 2005. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of project management on several of the firm's Southern California new home developments. His responsibilities include land acquisition, forward planning and entitlements and other pre-development activities.
Additionally, he oversees the management and operations of project teams involved with site planning, engineering, architectural and landscape design, offsite and onsite construction, sales and marketing and customer satisfaction.
Prior to joining William Lyon Homes, Inc. Mr. Grable spent a combined 10 years at Beazer Homes, Inc. and Watt Homes, Inc., most recently in the role of Senior Vice President of Land Acquisition and Forward Planning. He also obtained key planning and development experience while employed at the civil engineering firm of DGA Consultants, Inc. and Sanchez Talarico Associates, an urban and environmental planning firm.
Tom has served on the Building Industry Association Orange County Chapter Board of Directors since 2002 and its Executive Committee since 2003. He has held the positions of Secretary and 2nd Vice President and is currently the chapter's 1st Vice President.
Mr. Grable received his Bachelor of Arts degree form California State University, Fullerton and has completed professional certificate programs at the University of California, Irvine in Project Management, Land Use and Environmental Planning, and Light Construction and Development Management.
Fred Ameri - 5th District Appointment 1985
RBF Consulting, Senior Vice President
Fred Ameri came to America in 1959 at the age of 18, to study medicine at Berkley. "But the first time we dissected something, I knew it wasn't for me," he says. He turned to engineering and went on to earn a masters degree in civil engineering. He quickly found a job at RBF, which was operating out of a small house in Costa Mesa. They grew, and soon Ameri was asked to open their Colorado office. And Fred has been working for the same engineering firm ever since. Currently he sits on the Development Processing Review Committee, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board and is chairman of the board for the World Affairs Council of Orange County.