Konstanza Dobreva, JD 

Vice President of Environmental Planning

Konnie’s more than 17 years of public and private sector planning and legal experience have made her an expert in entitlements, environmental and policy planning, a keen analyst and an effective writer of environmental documents. She has managed and prepared environmental documents for a diverse range of projects and clients: small-scale residential and large planned communities, commercial office, industrial, mixed-use, and schools. In law school, 

Konnie specialized in alternative dispute resolution. She clerked for two private law firms and the Thousand Oaks City Attorney’s Office. She was also a full-time extern for the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Konnie has been a planner with the City of Lake Forest and a planning consultant for the cities of Irvine, Anaheim, and Rancho Santa Margarita. Her duties included project management, evaluating development proposals, presenting staff reports and resolutions before the Zoning Administrator and Planning Commission, evaluating grading and building plans, and environmental review and documentation. 

Konnie’s diverse planning and legal experience provides her with a unique understanding of planning and zoning law, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). She is a frequent lecturer on CEQA for the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) Advanced CEQA Workshop and CEQA Basics Workshop, which provides training to many of the area developers, agency planners and attorneys.