City welcomes new assistant planner
Darcy Delgado brings experience to city planning
–The City of Paso Robles has welcomed Darcy Delgado as the new assistant city planner. Over the past two years, the city has seen a steady increase in planning entitlements and development activities. In order to maintain customer service levels, the city has reinstated the assistant planner position that had been eliminated during the recession.
Following a comprehensive recruitment process, the interview panel was highly impressed with Delgado’s planning knowledge, exceptional customer relationship skills and outgoing personality.
She is originally from Bakersfield, but she attended school in San Luis Obipso, graduating from Cal Poly with a masters degree in city and regional planning. She also has a bachelor degree in Sociology from Cal State Fullerton.
Most recently, Delgado had been the associate planner for the city of Sisters, Oregon, where she worked as the city’s sole planner. Like Paso, Sisters has a vibrant downtown and a high level of tourism, so Delgado is familiar with issues like short-term rentals and downtown commercial business needs.
She will make a great addition to the Paso Robles community development department team and guide staff in addressing a number of city priorities and community needs including, expediting housing construction projects, economic development, community appearance issues and short-term rentals.
Delgado will join the planning team of Susan DeCarli, Paso Robles’ city planner, and associate planner Darren Nash.
Delgado was sworn in by city manager Tom Frutchey on July 19 and has quickly jumped right into working.