"As Vice President of Community Development for the California Coastal Division of Lennar, I have engaged the services of GSI on two complex and controversial projects. Under the leadership of Carol McDermott, Coralee Newman and their team, Lennar obtained approval of the Newport Beach Planning Commission and City Council as well as the California Coastal Commission for a 79-unit luxury condo project in Newport Center overlooking the Newport Beach Country Club. The project was complex because of Coastal Commission reluctance to approve a residential project in a vistor-serving zone and because of concerns by the golf course operators regardng interface between golfers and residents. GSI managed the technical and political issues with City and Coastal staffs to develop creative mitigation which facilitated the approval process. We appreciate GSI's professionalism and strenuous efforts on behalf of Lennar and expect to utilize their services often."
— Donna Kelly, Vice President of Community Development, lennar homes
"As Provost for Concorida University, it was my privilege to work with Government Solutions, Inc. in obtaining approvals for our newly constructed Education, Business and Technology Building. Concorida University is located in Irvine, in the community of Turtlerock, and sits between two groups of homes known as Concorida East and Concordia West. A successful community outreach program was critical to achieve city approval of our building proposal. GSI provided a strategic and thoughtful community issue program which included, interviews with homeowners, identification of key issues, recommendations for issue resolution, and production of all meeting flyers, agendas, and minutes. I would highly recommend GSI for any community outreach program and believe their approach is based on sound principles and years of experience in working with complex and often highly controversial projects."
— Mary K. Scott, EdD Executive Vice President, Concordia University
As President of ETCO Development, Inc., I engaged the services of GSI to direct the entitlement and community issues management for our bay front mixed use project in Newport Beach known as Newport Bay Marina. The project entails 27 residential units, 36,000 sf of retail, a parking structure and reconstruction of the existing marina on the site of a former shipyard. A very complex project, GSI also managed the technical and environmental issues with City and Coastal staffs to facilitate the approval process. We were issued our Coastal Development permit and we look forward to beginning construction. We have a great deal of confidence in GSI and look forward to utilizing their services in the future.
— Afshin Etebar, President, ETCO Development Inc.
As the Assistant Director of Planning in the City of Glendora, it has been my privilege to work with Government Solutions, Inc. on four separate projects. As a result of their excellence in working with the city staff and the community and their expertise in resolving community issues, we insisted that consultants being considered by the city to undertake the planning process for a highly controversial development project include Government Solutions, Inc. to complete the project's community outreach component as part of their team. The city appreciates the skills that GSI brings to the outreach process and we give them high marks for their services.
— David Chantarangsu, AICP Assistant Director of Planning, City of Glendora
GSI was selected to assist OC Dana Point Harbor in obtaining an approval through the California Coastal Commission of a Local Coastal Plan Amendment to allow for the Harbor Revitalization. As a public agency we have very high standards for our consultants and need high quality services due to the scale and complexities of the project and the competing objectives of the Harbor users. We have a great deal of confidence in GSI and have been very satisfied with their performance.