Michael Tactay


Michael D. Tactay is a Manager in the San Diego office. He joined KMA in 2014 and has worked on a variety of projects ranging from urban street retail to large, master-planned communities.


Fiscal and Economic Impact

Analyzes the fiscal impacts of new projects/land uses on city/county General Fund budgets. Estimates economic impacts in terms of jobs, payroll, and output of new projects/land uses. Recent relevant projects include:

  • City of Temecula – Fiscal Impact Analyses of Various Projects (Altair Specific Plan, Rendezvous, Solana Winchester Hills, Prado, Heirloom Farms)
  • City of Oceanside – Economic Benefits Analysis of the El Corazon Specific Plan

Infrastructure and Public Facility Finance

Assists in the evaluation and feasibility of infrastructure financing mechanisms such as Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFDs), Infrastructure and Revitalization Financing Districts (IRFDs), and Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities (CRIAs). Recent relevant projects include:

  • City of San Diego – Otay Mesa EIFD
  • Placer County – EIFD Feasibility Analysis

Economic Revitalization Strategies

Supports cities in pursuit of their economic goals and objectives through the preparation of retail revitalization studies, market demand analyses, and economic development strategies. Recent relevant projects include:

  • City of Oceanside – General Plan Update/Economic Development Element
  • City of Temecula – Land Use Economic Opportunity Study Update

Hobbies and Interests

During the summer, Michael likes to dress up and attend several pop culture conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con, Midsummer Scream, and Anime Expo.

Professional Credentials

  • B.A. in Economics and Political Science – University of California, Irvine
  • Real Estate Finance, Investments, and Development Certificate – University of San Diego
  • American Planning Association – Member, San Diego Chapter; Social Media Director, Asian and Pacific Islander Interest Group
  • Urban Land Institute – Member, San Diego-Tijuana District Council; Member, ULI Small Scale Infill Local Product Council
  • California Association for Local Economic Development – Instructor