Resourceful and practical land use planning and entitlement solutions.

Winecki Consulting, Inc. is a land use and environmental planning firm that specializes in navigating California’s complex land use and resource protection regulatory programs, with special emphasis on California Coastal Commission policies and administrative procedures.

Winecki Consulting, Inc. represents a diverse clientele of private and public entities throughout coastal California on all aspects of coastal land use planning and development regulations, including local coastal programs, public works plans, coastal development permits and appeals, federal consistency review and enforcement matters. Our services further include due diligence assessments, securing local government entitlements, and permitting with other federal and state resource agencies, including the California State Lands Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Board, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

Winecki Consulting, Inc. has an established reputation for delivering innovative and effective land use planning programs and development projects that meet private sector, governmental and community goals. Our ability to establish and maintain effective and cohesive relationships with clients, technical and design professionals, and regulatory agencies make us distinctly qualified to assist our clients with understanding and overcoming the potential challenges of securing approval for their planning programs and development projects.

We believe that sound and sustainable land use planning and development projects are derived from early and consistent engagement with clients, skilled technical and design professionals, stakeholders and government officials, backed by practical land use and resource management policy decisions. We pride ourselves on our ability to work with clients to balance the often competing goals of economic, social, environmental, legal, and political forces to achieve project success.

Winecki Consulting, Inc. will inspire confidence, trust and effective working relationships with clients, project teams, employees and leaders in the public sector to effectively advocate for and achieve our clients’ goals.

Winecki Consulting, Inc. has supported hundreds of clients with managing and entitling some of coastal California’s most complex and unique planning programs and development projects. Our services result in practical and viable land use planning and development entitlement solutions that ensure every land use decision results in a technically sound, cost-efficient, and implementable outcome.



We are fortunate to work with a variety of clients and the most skilled and talented of technical, design and legal professionals. Here is what a few have to say about working with Winecki Consulting, Inc.

Find out what they have to say about working with April, Christina, and the rest of the team at Winecki Consulting, Inc.

“April is by far California’s most knowledgeable and best respected coastal planner. She’s guided the most complex permit and planning matters before the Coastal Commission with successful results.  She’s a proven winner.”

Steven Kaufmann, Partner, Nossaman LLP

“I began a search for assistance with the Coastal Commission and was referred to Ms. April Verbanac, now April Winecki. The best thing I can say is, “Thank God for April!” Her connections to the finest coastal lawyer and the top coastal lobbyist were invaluable. April alone, took over the Appeal representation, including all negotiations with the Coastal Commission Staff and introduced me to the Commission decision members. Her services were and remain, the most valued relationship that a developer can have in dealing with the California Coastal Commission. She not only talks their language, but brings to the table a soft sell approach that allows the Coastal Staff to take credit for their actions in support of her projects.”

Anthony Wells, Managing Member, Beach Walk Resort, LLC

“It’s been a pleasure working with April, she’s helped guide us through a difficult situation with the CCC. Without her support, knowledge and understanding of how to structure our agreement and achieve the best compromise possible for our community, we’d be lost.”

Mike Wootton, President, Rosalena Home Owners Association