Planning Services

COVID-19 Update to Services

PLEASE NOTE: the following message is subject to change as new directives are established:

The City of Marina’s Planning Division is currently open to the public. The Department is striving to help avoid the spreading of COVID-19 while still providing essential services to our customers. The Planning Division will continue to follow County of Monterey and California Department of Health mandates. 

-Submit permits using the Online Permit Portal. If you have a question regarding submittal requirements, please call our main line at 831-884-1220 or email us at

-Providing communications via email or the phone. Please call 831-884-1220 and leave a detailed message. Staff will return your call or respond to your email as soon as possible.

-Providing meetings on Zoom or person-to-person meetings by appointment only. These can be scheduled via the phone or email.

-The drop off or pick up of applications, physical plans, or other planning-related documents will be done by appointment only.

Christy Hopper, Planning Services Manager   831-884-1238

Alyson Hunter, AICP, Senior Planner 831-884-1251

Nick McIlroy, Associate Planner   831-884-1217

Alec Barton, Contract Planner 831-884-1258

Karen Nitenson, Administrative Assistant II    831-884-1220

We apologize for any inconvenience and will continue to strive to provide the excellent service the community deserves. We appreciate your help in working through this challenging time in our City.


We are a division of Community Development Department. Our responsibilities include providing land use, planning, and development review services in association with the Department of Public Safety and the Engineering Services Division.

Additional Contact Information

  • Community Development Director (831) 884-1289
  • Planning Services Manager - (831) 884-1238
  • Planning Services General Line (831) 884-1220