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David Grannis

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Chairman, Transportation Committee, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation
  • Member, 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

Community Service

  • 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 - 2000)
  • Children’s Planning Council Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors (1999-Present)

Education

  • University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; History, Cum Laude 1980
David Grannis
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.

Examples of 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.
  • Serves 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.
 
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