- Member, Executive Committee and Board of Directors,
Chairman, Transportation Committee, Los Angeles Economic Development
Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Economic Alliance of the
San Fernando Valley
- Member, Board of Directors, Past-chairman, Transportation
Committee Valley Industry and Commerce Association
- Member, Board of
Directors, Chairman, Transportation Committee Central City Association
- Ronald McDonald House, Los Angeles, Board of Trustees
(1990-1992; 1996 -2000)
- Temple-Edgeware Housing Corporation, President
of Board (1995- 1999)
- American Humane Assoc., Board of Directors (1998
- Children’s Planning Council Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors
- University of Southern California, Bachelor
of Arts, Political Science; History, Cum Laude 1980
Chief Executive Officer
David Grannis founded Planning Company Associates, Inc.
to bring a strategic private-public partnership approach to solving critical
urban infrastructure and land-use problems. Building on his over twenty
years of both public and private sector experience, Grannis specializes
in developing and implementing public-private partnership resulting in
approval, action and implementation of creative and effective solutions.
A self-described “generalist”, Grannis evaluates problems
and designs comprehensive operational, safety and mobility solutions. He
also oversees the programming, funding and implementation of those solutions,
thus providing “start-to-finish” services for his clientele.
his work includes:
- Served as Funding Project Manager for the Alameda
Corridor project. Lead Government Affairs and Advocacy Program (GAAP),
including work with federal, state, regional and local officials and
agencies in identifying and securing $800 million in needed transportation
funding for this nationally significant project, including a first-ever
$400 million federal loan that served as the precursor to TIFIA.
as transportation infrastructure managers for several private sector
firms in California (DMB, Rancho Mission Viejo, Elliot Homes, Lewis Operating
Companies). Develops comprehensive infrastructure programs aligning infrastructure
needs with development opportunities statewide and identifying public
and private funding resources to deliver projects on development schedule.
Program manages mitigation and infrastructure as a corporate asset and
establishes public-private partnership for mobility, access and safety
as foundational principle.
- Advises several Southern California cities
on strategic transportation planning and infrastructure finance programs
and approaches (Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena). Innovative strategies,
including leveraging local tax returns and private-sector fees and resources
to better compete for regional, state and federal infrastructure support,
are the focus of work.
- Special advisor
to Mayor Richard Riordan on transportation recovery in the wake of the
1994 Northridge Earthquake (1994). Coordinated interim transportation
solutions during re-construction of major highways and arterials with
U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Pena) and Federal Highway Administrator
(Slater), state officials, regional agencies and the City of Los Angeles.