Mr. Herrera-Cortes joined the Planning Department in April of 2008 as an Assistant Environmental Planner. Having received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a Minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, Mr. Herrera-Cortes provides our firm and our clients with his methodical expertise in Environmental Regulation Compliance, Land Use and Transportation Planning, Urban Development, Research Methodology, and Advanced GIS Applications. Mr. Herrera-Cortes has contributed expertise for a wide range of GIS mapping projects that include farmland management, risk assessment, environmental resources visualization, private land management and site suitability planning. He has also developed interactive web-based mapping applications for a variety of projects. He served as the GIS specialist for the Coachella Valley Link (CV Link), AQMD Mobile Home Paving for the Eastern Coachella Valley, and Desert Palisades.