As the President of Raney Planning & Management, Inc., Mr. Raney serves as the leader of the Raney team. Mr. Raney specializes in CEQA processing, planning, and public facilitation, bringing over 30 years of experience to each project. Mr. Raney currently serves as the Community Development Director to the City of Wheatland and, together with Raney staff, has been providing contract planning services to the City since 2004. In addition, Mr. Raney previously served as the Interim Community Development Director for the City of Oakley while the City was completing its General Plan Update.

Since establishing the firm in 1999, Mr. Raney has successfully processed more than 600 CEQA, NEPA, and planning projects, including Initial Studies, Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Assessments, and special planning projects such as the APA Award-winning Community Vision for the City of Wheatland. Mr. Raney’s diverse experience includes unique and complex projects such as marinas, military base conversions, mining, and solar to large-scale specific plans, master plans, zoning code updates, and numerous private development projects for residential, commercial, mixed-use, industrial, and infrastructure/roadway. 

Mr. Raney also has diverse experience in local government, including being Mayor of a city of 90,000, Planner in the City of Sacramento’s Planning Department, and previously serving on the Board of the Sacramento Metro Chamber Metro PAC and the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Mr. Raney has been involved in local government issues with the League of California Cities, the Commission on Local Governance for the 21st Century, and the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce. This experience gives Mr. Raney a better understanding of the needs and requirements of local government. Mr. Raney has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis.

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