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Smogor’s retirement in Orange spurs messages of gratitude, respect

Smogor’s retirement in Orange spurs messages of gratitude, respect
by Sean Sonnenberg

September 18, 2018

GrowthSpotter

By: Bill Zimmerman

After 36 years of service, Orange County Development Review Committee Chair and Planning Administrator John Smogor has retired. He will be missed for his long-standing relationships and ability to collaborate.

“I feel like he and I have grown up together, and in many ways we have. The land use codes, laws and processes have changed dramatically during that time,” Miranda Fitzgerald said. “John and I worked on a countless number of development projects together. Although we did not always agree at the outset, we both had the goal in mind of trying to create win-win outcomes and the best project possible given the many competing interests and viewpoints involved.”

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