Those favoring an empowered public sector in planning -or- to put it another way – government doing it’s job – lost another strong pro-public-policy planner on the Planning Commission – Sue Matsen. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this happened after the election btw.
If I may compare apples and oranges – I don’t expect another Souter here in this appointment. I don’t know Mr. Paine, but I also don’t expect Supervisor Sundberg to appoint a Planning Commissioner who believes that the professionals we pay for should be allowed to do their job. Only time will tell.
Congratulations to Mr, Paine. See you at the Planning Commission meetings. I’ll be the one in the corner pondering if I should try to overcome my glossophobia.