Linda Tatum

Planning Bureau Manager - Department of Development Services, City of Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, CA

Linda Tatum currently serves as Planning Bureau Manager for the City of Long Beach, CA. Linda is responsible for ensuring the physical development of the City and moving forward long-range planning efforts, such as the update of the General Plan, preparation of specific plans, and historic preservation initiatives.

Tatum holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University, Tallahassee, and brings us over 25 years of varied private and public sector planning experience. She most recently served as the Acting Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Inglewood, handling several major projects, including the redevelopment of the Forum by Madison Square Garden, LLC, and the Hollywood Park Tomorrow project, a 300-acre mixed use project that includes 3,000 residential units, 30 acres of parks, 600,000 square feet of retail and a new 80,000 seat football stadium.

Tatum currently is an active member of the California Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA), where she was recently awarded the Planner Emeritus Network, 2014 Outstanding Planner. She serves as a member of APA’s Planning Accreditation Board Site Visit Team for the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). She is also a member of the California Planning Roundtable.

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