Subdivision Map Act
Practical Approach to Learning SMA
This is nearly a two hours class with a practical approach to understanding the California Subdivision Map Act (SMA). The course objectives include:
- Historical Background
- Terms & Definitions
- Understanding the Subdivision Process
- Deep Discussion of Tentative Maps, Final Maps, and Parcel Maps
As those who know who have read the SMA, it can be a very ambiguous statute. Kevin Hills brings a practice based approach to explaining this document, and breaks it down to a palatable level for surveyors. It is not a section by section read through of the statute. Mr. Hills broad based experience in land development on the private side and his policy making experience from the County Surveyor side create a powerful perspective. The practical approach to this discussion will make the light bulb go off, and leave you much more confident when dealing with the California Subdivision Map Act.
Kevin is the County Surveyor and Deputy Director of Orange County Public Works. He holds a Polytechnic Degree in Land Surveying from British Columbia Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Kevin has 30 years of Surveying and Mapping experience in the Private and Public Sector, concentrating on Land Development/Urban In-Fill projects, Design Engineering Surveys, and 3D spatial mapping for large scale residential, commercial and educational facilities throughout Southern California. His current position as the Orange County Surveyor includes managing and directing a staff of 85, including 16 Professional Land Surveyors within three core service areas: Geospatial Services, Field Services, and Map Checking and Right-of Way Services.