Malibu’s former Interim Planning Director Vince Bertoni has been nominated as the new head of the Los Angeles Department for City Planning, as announced by Mayor Eric Garcetti on Jan 4.
Bertoni worked with the City of Malibu from 1992-97 before moving on to planning and development positions in Santa Clarita, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Most recently, he served five years as the planning and community development director for the City of Pasadena.
During his previous role with the City of Los Angeles, where he served as deputy planning director, Bertoni oversaw the adoption of 16 historic preservation overlay zones, new guidelines for the Broadway Historic District, a bicycle master plan and a Hollywood community plan. He will lead the maintenance and execution of Los Angeles’ general plan and attempt to facilitate smart infrastructural growth in his new role.
“I am honored to lead this department and its talented staff at such an important moment in its history,” Bertoni said in a press release sent out by Mayor Garcetti. “I look forward to working with stakeholders from across the City to strengthen our neighborhoods and build a prosperous future for Los Angeles.”