With over 30 years of professional planning experience, Jim Basham has worked in both the private and public sectors in municipal government. Jim has overseen city planning, economic development, public works, harbors, engineering, code enforcement, redevelopment and project management with private consulting firms. Among the many achievements that Jim has accomplished, he has managed a $150M capital improvement program, created the first Climate Action Plan for the San Gabriel Valley with the implementation of Tier One CAL Green Building Standards. Jim's expertise includes the preparation of Specific Plans, General Plan Updates, Zoning Ordinance Amendments, budget preparation, and Water Quality Plan and Environmental Policies Implementation. Jim holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from California State University - Long Beach and a Bachelors Degree in Urban Planning from California Polytechnical University - Pomona.