Ms. Dobreva’s more than 15 years of public and private sector planning and legal experience have made her a keen analyst and an effective writer of environmental documents. She has prepared environmental documents for a diverse range of projects: small-scale residential and large planned communities, commercial office, industrial, mixed-use and school. In law school, Konnie specialized in alternative dispute resolution. She clerked for two private law firms and the Thousand Oaks City Attorney’s Office. She was also a full-time extern for the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Dobreva has been an assistant planner with the City of Lake Forest and a planning consultant for the cities of Irvine, Anaheim, and Rancho Santa Margarita. Her duties included project management, evaluating development proposals, presenting staff reports and resolutions before the Zoning Administrator and Planning Commission, evaluating grading and building plans, and environmental review and documentation.
Ms. Dobreva’s diverse planning and legal experience provides her with a unique understanding of planning and zoning law, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). She is frequent lecturer on CEQA for the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) Advanced CEQA Workshop and CEQA Basics Workshop.