DAVID G. SWANSON, 63, a regional and urban planner, died Oct. 12, 2015. After receiving his degree he joined AmeriCorps VISTA in Redding, Calif., and then earned a master’s degree in Regional and Urban Planning from San Jose State University. He began working for the City of Salinas in the city’s community development block grant program and is credited with overseeing the city’s housing rehabilitation program, the city’s housing program, and federal grants for road, drainage and other public improvements. He provided his technical knowledge and assistance in the development of housing projects for the homeless and the elderly. After retirement he continued to volunteer, preparing hot lunches for the homeless and tutoring local students. His wife, Mary Orrison, survives, as do two sons, one granddaughter, and two sisters.