Colin Parent is Executive Director and General Counsel at Circulate San Diego. He is also an elected member of the City Council of La Mesa, California.
He drafted and co-sposored AB 2345, the most consequential housing production bill signed by Governor Newsom in 2020. He also co-authored La Mesa's very progressive and permissive accessory unit ordinance.
In addition to overall management and legal matters for Circulate, he advocates for effective transit, safe walkable neighborhoods, and sustainable land use policy. Colin served on the Jerry Brown for Governor 2010 campaign, and was appointed by Governor Brown as the Director of External Affairs for the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Prior to working for Governor Brown, Colin practiced law for three years as a commercial litigator at the San Diego office of the international law firm of DLA Piper US LLP.
During 2013 and 2014, Colin served as the Director of Policy at the San Diego Housing Commission.