AV CSDs Update: Who?

Our first blog series will cover the project basics – the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How!

We usually ask about the people behind something we first hear about.

“Who founded the United States?” “Who started this company?”

Well, we’d like to start this project by answering the “Who?” behind it as well. 

Regional Planning

My name is Richard Marshalian, and I, along with my colleague David McDonald, and our Supervisor, Susan Tae, are the planners responsible for this amazing project! We are part of the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, and the Antelope Valley is one of our primary responsibilities in the long range planning division of the department.  However, while we are a very visible part of the project, there are a lot more people involved in making this project possible.

Other County Departments

We will be working with other County Departments, such as Public Works, Public Health, Parks and Recreation, and others. They will be advising and helping craft specific recommendations that will go into the final ordinance, which is the legal language that makes the standards and requirements for communities into law.

Town Councils and Community Groups

Town Councils and Community Groups are key groups that will be involved in this project. They serve as Regional  Planning’s immediate connection to the community and offer us a guidance on what the community wants or doesn’t want to see. They may have specific experience we want to learn from, or be able to give us insights on the needs and desires of a specific portion of the community.


This project would not be the same without the involvement of the businesses, employees, property owners, and residents of the Antelope Valley. Your help will shape how the zoning code regulates communities and development for years to come, so get involved! Tell us what you want to see or not see in your communities, and make your voice heard!

2 thoughts on “AV CSDs Update: Who?

  • July 30, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Please add the Lake Hughes and Elizabeth Lake are to your communities. We are a very important part of this project and would like to be notified of changes to our already approved CSDs and of any meetings specifically for our area. Each community has different needs and cannot be lumped together with any other communities. A drive-thru of our area would go a long way with residents and will emphasize that all the individual communities are indeed individual. Thank you.

    • September 4, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment, Deborah!

      Since your comment, we’ve been in contact with the communities of Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes, and they are now added to the project and the project website!

      Please stay tuned!


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