Trifiletti Consulting, Inc. provides strategic counsel in areas of land use, environmental, entitlement, public outreach and project management. We are uniquely qualified to manage multi-stakeholder processes to address complex public policy issues and have demonstrated ability to implement master planned governmental and private sector development projects. We work with elected officials, leaders in public agencies, private sector developers, infrastructure designers, and business and civic organizations.
Grounded in decades of experience in government and stakeholder participation, we develop innovative, transparent and consensus building approaches to securing multi-jurisdictional approvals for complex development and infrastructure projects, public policy issues, major master planned government, and private sector development projects.
Trifiletti Consulting also specializes in leading complex planning processes and designing environmental clearance strategies that embrace sustainability as project design features and minimizes environmental impacts.
Our achievements rest on building broad coalitions that include political, business, labor, environmental and community activists, while efficiently managing critical legal and environmental requirements and schedules. Our qualified staff have earned a strong reputation as trusted consensus builders and public outreach leaders.
Trifiletti Consulting is a registered WBE, LBE, DBE and SBE with the City and County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
Our team of highly skilled professionals delivers results for clients based on years of experience in the public and private sectors. We understand business imperatives and governmental process, providing informed counsel aimed at producing timely, efficient approvals.
Our success is enhanced by the network of relationships in business and government developed over time. These relationships enable us to quickly access information and assess challenges to complex projects.
On October 1, 2016, Lisa Trifiletti launched her own consulting firm to provide strategic land use, environmental, entitlement, real estate, transportation, project management, and governmental/public outreach consulting for private sector development projects and governmental agencies. Her experience with complex public infrastructure, transportation projects, and updates of governmental planning documents make her a known expert in the field. Lisa Trifiletti is currently serving as a strategic advisor to the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) on its environmental clearance and sustainability work at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), to the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning on the update of the Southwest Valley Community Plan. In addition, some of her other projects include developing the City of Inglewood’s transportation plans, the Sepulveda Pass Feasibility Study for Metro, and the revitalization of the Vermont/Manchester area for the office of County Supervisor Ridley-Thomas.
Prior to her transition into private consulting, Lisa Trifiletti served as LAWA’s Deputy Executive Director of Environmental Programs. Originally hired in 2010 to lead and complete the update plans and entitle 340 acres of LAX property, Lisa Trifiletti was promoted in 2014 to Deputy Executive Director and created LAWA’s Environmental and Land Use Planning Division where she directed the activities of Environmental Performance, Environmental Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Planning and Engineering, Entitlements, and Environmental Clearances for LAWA’s three airports and Palmdale land holdings. In her new role, Ms. Trifiletti oversaw seventy-five professional staff and multiple consultant contracts. She was also responsible for all environmental planning and engineering, entitlement applications and environmental documents for all proposed projects at LAWA airports and properties, including the LAX Modernization Program. In addition to serving as LAWA’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Ms. Trifiletti led her division as LAWA’s key project manager responsible for inter-agency coordination and championed the coordination with Metro regarding light rail construction projects near LAX. She helped lead the environmental clearance and entitlement approvals for the $5.5 billion-dollar LAX Landside Access Modernization Program.
Prior to joining LAWA in 2010, Ms. Trifiletti worked for Los Angeles Council District 5 as District Counsel and Chief Planning Deputy. Ms. Trifiletti also currently serves on the board executive committee for New Economics for Women (NEW), a non-profit group working to improve housing and economic development for immigrants and low-income families throughout Southern California.
Ms. Trifiletti graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2005. She received her Master of Arts Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1998 and her bachelor’s degree from Boston College in 1997.
Jenna Hornstock joined Trifiletti consulting in June 2019 to provide strategic counsel to leaders in public agencies, political offices, private sector developers and civic organizations, on projects and programs that impact the urban environment and quality of life.
Jenna is a strategic, creative and proven economic and community development professional with experience managing large teams and projects that deliver public/private real estate transactions as well as developing and implementing policies and programs spanning affordable housing, active transportation, open space, small business assistance, and urban design. She spent 18 years in the public sector, directly managing and building teams that drive redevelopment projects, master planning efforts, policy platforms, as well as mobility, urban design and land use plans – with a track record of successful implementation.
From 2011 – 2019, Jenna worked in LA Metro’s Countywide Planning and Development Department, most recently as the Executive Officer for Transit Oriented Communities. In this role she managed a team of 30 that included Metro’s Joint Development, First/Last Mile Planning and Systemwide Design programs as well as the development of the $5.5 M Union Station Master Plan and implementation of redevelopment activities at and around Union Station. She launched and managed Metro’s Transit Oriented Communities Demonstration Program and affordable housing policies which have become models for how transit agencies across the nation engage with community development, land use and affordable housing.
Prior to joining Metro, Ms. Hornstock spent nearly 7 years at the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), most recently as Chief of Strategic Planning and Economic Development. During her tenure at CRA/LA, Jenna worked directly on financing and implementation of affordable housing, infrastructure, industrial and retail development projects, as well as plans and funding for open space, healthy food access and land use planning. Prior to CRA/LA, she worked for a nonprofit affordable housing developer and on the Housing and Business Team of former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn.
Jenna holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a BA in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley. She served for 5 years as Assistant Chair of ULI’s Public Private Partnership National Product Council, and is a former Public Director for the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA. Her work has been recognized and awarded by colleagues in land use and planning, with recent recognition including:
- AIA/LA Presidential Honorary AIA – 2018
- LURN (now Inclusive Action for the City) “Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles” award – 2018
- Asian American Architects and Engineers Association – “Emerging Leader” – 2018
- APA/LA John Chase Visionary Award – 2019
Senior Project Director
Omar Pulido is Senior Project Director at Trifiletti Consulting, Inc. His experience in land use and transportation policy, environmental clearances and entitlements, plan check, permitting, government affairs and public outreach provides the foundation for effective project management across a broad range of disciplines. Omar understands clients’ needs, and the best approach to achieving their goals.
Prior to joining Trifiletti Consulting, Omar served as LAX Community Liaison and Senior Advisor to Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin. In this position, he served as the liaison between the communities surrounding Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), and City Hall. As part of this work, Omar advised Councilmember Mike Bonin on all LAX related issues including the LAX Landside Access Modernization Program, the development of 340 acres of airport property in the LAX Northside, and all constituent concerns arising from airport operations.
Omar staffed and advised the Councilmember at the Innovation, Grants, Technology, Commerce and Trade Committee which oversaw actions taken by the Board of Airport Commissioners and makes recommendations to the Los Angeles City Council. Omar was also instrumental in crafting and adopting a landmark settlement agreement between the City of Los Angeles and the Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion (ARSAC), which allows the City to move forward with critical multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects at LAX.
Omar is a native of the Los Angeles area, bilingual/bicultural Spanish and studied Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona.
Senior Project Director
Julie Soic manages complicated, multi-party land use and financial transactions for Trifiletti Consulting. In preparation for the opening of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District in Inglewood, she is assisting with implementation of the City’s Transportation Management and Operations Plan. As part of this, she directly oversaw the procurement and selection of a parking and shuttle operator to implement the City of Inglewood’s transportation demand management program. She is also working on behalf of Bright Star Charter Schools to negotiate the purchase of land from the County of Los Angeles, for the joint use development of a high school and public park.
Prior to joining Trifiletti Consulting, Julie was an Associate Attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she represented institutional investors (banks, real estate funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, and REITs) and large developers in the acquisition, financing, management, construction and disposition of hotel, multifamily, retail, office, industrial, and mixed-use properties with debt and equity capitalization stacks running from tens to hundreds of millions of dollars.
In this capacity she negotiated and drafted purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, loan documents, management agreements, development agreements, construction contracts, and consulting contracts with third party-vendors (architects, designers, traffic consultants and project managers). She has performed title, survey and zoning review and negotiated final title policies, surveys and zoning reports, and undertook land use diligence, advising and related negotiations for high-profile development deals.
Julie received her Juris Doctorate from the Duke University School of Law and has a Bachelor’s degree in History from Brown University. She is President and Founder of the Junior Board of Directors of El Nido Family Centers, a non-profit focused on breaking cycles of abuse, neglect, teen pregnancy and academic failure in low-income Los Angeles communities. Julie is a fluent French speaker with a DALF Level C1 certificate.
Perla Solis is a Planning Associate at Trifiletti Consulting, Inc. With an education background in environmental policy analysis and planning, Perla brings a strong understanding of technical analysis, transportation and land use policy, environmental science, and sustainability. She has served on major transit projects that range from corridor service evaluations to regional network optimizations, and has experience providing technical support for transit projects, including local/limited bus, commuter express bus, transit stations, and major rail projects in LA County.
Prior to joining Trifiletti Consulting, Ms. Solis served as a Transportation Associate in the Transit Corridors Planning Department for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), and prior to that as a Transportation Planning Intern with Yolo County Transportation District (YCTD).
While at Metro, Perla provided technical support for planning initiatives and major transit projects such as Eastside Phase 2 Technical Study, East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, City of Champions/Inglewood Feasibility Study, Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Transit Station and South Bay Green Line Extension Study. As a transportation planning intern for Yolo County, she helped review how they design and deliver service for rural communities.
Perla is a native of the Los Angeles area, bilingual/bicultural Spanish and studied Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning at UC Davis.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Melissa is the Executive Administrative Assistant at Trifiletti Consulting. She is responsible for the firm’s file and contract management, request for proposal documents, managing the office, and assisting with client invoicing.
Previously, Melissa spent three years as the Executive Assistant to a lawyer and entrepreneur in Downtown, Los Angeles. She was tasked with strategically and proactively managing all aspects of scheduling, personal and business finances, file management, and assisting with a wide variety of tasks and documents. Melissa also spent three years working at a non-profit that helped homeless youth, in an administrative and coordinating capacity. She managed the organization’s volunteer, event, and in-kind donation programs.
Melissa graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a major in Political Science with an emphasis in Constitutional Law. She obtained her Master of Arts degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury in International Conflict Analysis and focused on women in conflict. Melissa grew up in the Inland Empire, but now lives in Los Angeles.
Environmental Policy and Planning Associate
Catherine Aguilar is the Environmental Policy and Planning Associate for Trifiletti Consulting. She is responsible for supporting environmental clearance work for major infrastructure and development projects in the Los Angeles region, including the Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center and the development of schools and recreational facilities. Catherine is also supporting the air quality improvement programs and environmental policy development for airports in Southern California.
Catherine’s background is in environmental policy and public service. Catherine graduated from Cornell University as a CIPA Fellow with a Masters degree in Public Administration. She received her Bachelors degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Smith College, where she served the student body as Class President, Secretary, and Vice President. Catherine was selected as a White House Intern during the Obama Administration, where she worked at the Office of Scheduling and Advance and at the Office of Public Engagement at the White House Council of Environmental Quality.
In addition, her former experiences include working at the United Nations Division for Public Administration and Development Management, Environmental Protection Agency Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, and at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Catherine was born and raised in Southern California. Her favorite pastimes include Pilates, creating her own vegan recipes, and playing with her two puppies.
Scope of Services
- Land Use and Zoning Entitlements Analysis
- Governmental Outreach and Interagency Coordination
- Environmental Clearance and Document Preparation Management
- Sustainable Economic and Policy Development
- Transit-Oriented Development Planning
- Project Management
- Owner’s Representation
- Real Estate Technical Services and Feasibility Studies
- Strategic and Community Planning
- Design and Implementation of Stakeholder Engagement
- Plan Check and Permitting
In 2013, the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) relaunched its Sustainability Plan. Lisa Trifiletti, as Division Director and later as Deputy Executive Director, led the development and reissuance of LAWA’s annual sustainability reports, which included updated water quality and conservation, air quality, energy efficiency, and natural resource protection plans and policies. Lisa Trifiletti, as Division Director and later as Deputy Executive Director, led the development and reissuance of LAWA’s annual sustainability reports, which included updated water quality and conservation, air quality, energy efficiency, and natural resource protection plans and policies. As part of this plan, Lisa Trifiletti reinitiated stakeholder engagement work on its environmental program. As Deputy Executive Director, Lisa worked in collaboration with LAWA executives, major airlines, ground service equipment (GSE) operators, environmental groups, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District to develop and approve the LAX GSE Policy.
From 2009 to 2016 Lisa spearheaded the LAX Stormwater Campus Plan and the historic Memorandum of Understanding between LAWA and the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation. She also secured federal Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) program funding for the electrification of aircraft gates at the West Remote Pad at LAX. Furthermore, Lisa and her team at Trifiletti Consulting has successfully supported the development of the LAX Airport Carbon Accreditation program, the development and approval of the LAX Alternative Fuel Vehicle Policy, and the implementation of the Argo Stormwater Facility Project.
The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) is a $5.5-billion-dollar landmark effort to redesign access to the airport, connect passengers to the Los Angeles Metro Rail system, and improve the traveling experience by constructing an automated people mover, consolidated rental car facility, new intermodal transportation facilities and roadways at LAX. Lisa Trifiletti, as project manager on behalf of LAWA from 2012 to 2016, led the project’s coordination and cooperation between numerous governmental entities including the City and County of Los Angeles, Metro, Caltrans, LA DOT, LA City Planning, and the FAA on the planning and environmental clearance processes. When complete, the LAX LAMP Project will create a new, world-class global gateway to LAX and Los Angeles, reduce congestion in the Central Terminal, and improve passenger experience. The project also includes a total overhaul of the LAX Plan and LAX Specific Plan ordinances and robust sustainability and design requirements.
The City of Inglewood is conducting a study and transportation planning work, to connect the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system to the City’s future Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment Center at Hollywood Park and other city venues. Trifiletti Consulting serves as project manager for all tasks, working closely with Inglewood staff to create effective strategies, efficient work plans, environmental clearance strategies, interagency coordination, regulatory compliance measures, and to ensure that Inglewood’s goals are met. Furthermore, Trifiletti Consulting is leading the Inglewood Mobility Plan update, the planning and environmental clearance of the Inglewood Transit Connector project, and EIR coordination for the related planning project, proposed Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center.
- Inglewood on the Move…Literally, Inglewood Today
- Inglewood Explores Building a People Mover, Inglewood Today
- People Mover to Inglewood’s New NFL Stadium Proposed, Planetizen
- Inglewood Expoloring New Development Plan, The Real Deal
- Automated People Mover Could Come to L.A.s New Football Stadium, Architects Newspaper
- Inglewood Sets Sights on Automatic People Mover, Los Angeles Wave
- LA Phil’s New YOLA Center in Inglewood, Los Angeles Times
Lisa Trifiletti led the development and adoption of an updated specific plan with new development standards and urban design guidelines for 350 acres of vacant property located north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), in the neighborhood of Westchester. The adoption of this specific plan resulted in the approval of 2.3 million square feet of mixed-use development with office, commercial, civic, and open space uses. The project was supported by local community groups and residents, received unanimous approval and overwhelming public support at the Los Angeles City Council, and has been the recipient of statewide awards for exemplary community outreach and stakeholder participation. Lisa Trifiletti served as Project Manager, leading all plan development, entitlement and environmental clearances, community outreach, and stakeholder liaison work. Lisa also developed the LAX Northside Plan Design Guidelines, which included robust sustainability requirements.
As a top priority, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and his staff are working to revitalize the Vermont/Manchester area and the surrounding neighborhood to bring about positive economic and community development. Supervisor Ridley-Thomas is actively working to update land uses along Vermont Avenue, increase public safety, access to social services, and to improve the overall quality of life for his constituents. Specifically, the Supervisor and his Second District Vermont/Manchester team are working to address violence and blight in the area. Trifiletti Consulting is providing strategic land use, environmental clearance and procurement services to advance the Vermont/Manchester Transit Priority Joint Development Project, and to encourage and support the overall revitalization of the Vermont/Manchester Area.
Established in 2003, Bright Star Schools operates eight tuition-free public charter schools in Los Angeles. Trifiletti Consulting assisted Bright Star Schools with securing entitlements for the construction of a new tuition-free public charter middle school in the Baldwin Village/Crenshaw Community of Los Angeles. Services provided by Trifiletti Consulting included government affairs, strategic land use entitlement and community outreach services, and continues to provide these services to Bright Star Schools for their on-going capital improvement program.
Trifiletti Consulting, Inc.
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