COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF: Real Property Division Manager Job Bulletin #23-8027-24 (O/GS) An Equal Opportunity Employer SALARY $106,808.37 – $145,002.66 Annually This salary range reflects the negotiable range for hire, however the top of the range for future career and salary advancement tops at $156,106.14 OPENING DATE: 8/3/2023 CLOSING DATE: Open Until […]

Obtaining an IRWA designation can offer several benefits to those seeking to advance their career or establish expertise in a specialized field. Here are the top five advantages to obtaining a designation: 1. Expertise and Specialization – IRWA has several specialized designations that signify focused training and education of individuals who demonstrate their expertise in a […]

By: Neidy Pinuelas, SR/WA, R/W-RAC, R/W-URAC Are you aware that Caltrans offers training to all Local Agencies? Are you signed up to receive notices from Caltrans Local Assistance? Caltrans Division of Local Assistance Mission and Vision is to help their partners deliver local transportation projects. Caltrans Division of Local Assistance and the Division of Right […]

Public Agency Chair – Jonathan Quan, City of Los Angeles: Bureau of Engineering The City of Los Angeles continues its commitment to develop projects with innovative ways to utilize right-of-way for improving the lives of its community members. Here are a few notable projects: Sixth Street PARC Project – On August 5, 2023 the groundbreaking […]

Janelle Adeloga A. Parra As we start this new fiscal year, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the members of the International Right of Way Association Local Chapter 1 for another year. This edition, I am proud to share one of my department’s projects completed in 2022. On Friday, June 8, 2022, the […]

The City designed a rail/street grade-separation project that required part-take acquisitions from several properties. Only a few property interests were needed at the beginning of the project for funding certification. One property interest needed was from the backyard of a three bedroom single-family residence: 949 square feet of fee and a 362 square foot temporary […]

California public agencies that manage right-of-ways sometimes lease or sell parcels to private parties in order to further agency objectives or dispose of surplus land interests. California has complex statutory provisions regarding the allowable use of public agency lands for commercial or industrial uses and the disposal of land, both as surplus land and exempt […]

Hello Chapter 1 Members! A clear takeaway based on the turnout at the recent events is that members are ready to get back to networking, learning, and socializing. Who doesn’t like and appreciate a good get together with like-minded people? Back in May, Chapter 1 hosted its first in-person lunch since March 2020 and the […]

By Craig Justesen, Nominations and Elections Chair A big congratulations goes out to the new 2023/24 Chapter 1 Board Officers and recipients of this year’s Chapter 1 awards. For the first time in several years, the elections were held in person during a well-attended luncheon on March 10th at Tamayo’s Restaurant in Commerce.  The elections […]

James Abear JUNE 17, 1943 – APRIL 16, 2023 Aloha Nui Loa. (Greetings with much love.) Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, James (Jim) “Kimo” Abear of Lake Elsinore, CA passed away suddenly on April 16, 2023. He was 79 years old. Born (on June 17, 1943) and raised in beautiful Hawaii, relocating […]