Chris Schaefer  
Planning Division
Title: Senior Planner
Phone: 562-383-4128


Chris Schaefer was hired as the City Senior Planner in January 2004. Chris is a certified City Planner, having completed the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) accreditation. Chris has a Masters of Public Administration and a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies: Geography from California State University, Long Beach. Chris has also completed multiple courses in emergency management to include the CERT course and several FEMA and CalOES courses. Chris enjoys gardening, playing musical instruments, and studying architecture, landscaping, and regional transportation issues. Chris grew up in the local area and is married with two children.  

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