Regional Planning Committee

The primary role of the Regional Planning Committee is to provide recommendations on development and implementation of the Regional Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy and advise the Board on other regional planning policy issues. The Regional Planning Committee receives input from the Sustainable Communities Working Group, Social Equity Working Group, Shoreline Preservation Working Group, and Military Working Group. Recommendations of the Regional Planning Committee are forwarded to the Board of Directors for action.

The Regional Planning Committee meetings are generally held at 1 p.m. on the first Friday of every other month for approximately two hours. 

Staff contact: Clerk of the Board,


The Regional Planning Committee is composed of elected officials, SANDAG advisory members, and environmental representatives.

Joe LaCava, Chair, Council President Pro Tem, City of San Diego
(Alternate) Vivian Moreno, Councilmember, City of San Diego

Tracy Martinez, Vice Chair, Councilmember, City of Del Mar
(Alternate) Joy Lyndes, Deputy Mayor, City of Encinitas
(Representing North County Coastal) 

Terra Lawson-Remer, Supervisor, County of San Diego 
(Alternate) Joel Anderson, Supervisor, County of San Diego 
(Representing County of San Diego) 

Bill Wells, Mayor, City of El Cajon
(Alternate) Patricia Dillard, Councilmember, City of La Mesa
(Representing East County) 

Rebecca Jones, Mayor, City of San Marcos 
(Alternate) Ed Musgrove, Councilmember, City of San Marcos
(Representing North County Inland) 

Mike Donovan, Councilmember, City of Coronado
(Alternate) Alonso Gonzalez, Deputy Mayor, City of Chula Vista 
(Representing South County)

Everett Townsend
(Alternate) Roy Abboud 
Caltrans District 11 

Muska Laiq
(Alternate) Anna Shepherd
Department of Defense 

Patricia Dillard
(Alternate) George Gastil
Metropolitan Transit System

Joe Garcia
(Alternate) Rick Robinson
North County Transit District 

Michael Zucchet
(Alternate) Lesley Nishihira
Port of San Diego 

Angela Elliott-Santos (Manzanita) 
(Alternate) Cody Martinez (Sycuan) 
Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association 

Ditas Yamane 
(Alternate) Craig Elitharp 
San Diego County Water Authority 

(Alternate) David Mayer 
California Department of Fish and Wildlife 

(Alternate) Susan Wynn 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

Michelle Lynch 
(Alternate) Kyle Dahl 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

John Donnelly 
(Alternate) Vacant 
Wildlife Conservation Board 

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