Anne Blemker is the lead Senior Planning Advisor for McCabe & Company. With 20 years of land use planning experience in both the public and private sectors, Anne is exceptionally qualified to guide applicants through California’s complicated coastal permitting process. Anne has served as a coastal program analyst, environmental planner and entitlement coordinator. She has an extensive working knowledge of the California Coastal Act, CEQA and local coastal regulations throughout the State.
Before joining McCabe & Company, Anne was a staff analyst with the California Coastal Commission where she performed analytical work involving planning and regulation of development in the South Coast District (Los Angeles/Orange County). She served as the primary staff analyst on such significant projects as the City of Newport Beach Land Use Plan comprehensive update, the Crystal Cove Historic District adaptive reuse plan, the San Clemente Coastal Trail, and the Treasure Island/Montage Resort development in Laguna Beach.
Since joining McCabe & Company in 2006, Anne has managed projects up and down the coastline, working successfully with the firm to entitle over a hundred land development projects, including retail, office and commercial developments, hotels, residential projects, shoreline protective devices, infrastructure improvements, and habitat restoration projects. She has also represented various local governments and port districts in updates and amendments to their local land use planning documents, including the City of San Clemente’s Local Coastal Program and San Diego’s Port Master Plan.
Anne received her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from UC Irvine and her Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
Anne lives in San Diego with her husband (a fellow Cal Poly SLO alum), two busy daughters, and a dog. You can often find her coaching or playing sports with her family.