Wednesday, September 8, 2010

E-mail to Commissioners re Urban Planners:

This issue came up during discussion about the requirements to be appointed to the newly formed Historic Resource Preservation Board.  The Mayor and Commissioner Jennings thought that there weren't any requirements for being a "land planner" - that you could just be one without documented education or experience.  With that point-of-view, everyone could claim to be one and, in the end, it would be the Commission that would determine if any applicant meets the professional requirements.

Next day update: I have heard back from the Mayor and the City Manager.  Commissioner Mulvehill thanked me for the clarification.  The Mayor and Manager said that the discussion was more about "land developer" versus "land planner."  But, none-the-less, it's good that they have this information as it looks they are going to be in the market for a certified urban planner now that Mr. Bergman is leaving.