Councilman Clarke Pushes For Department of Planning And Development

 

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City Council President Darrell Clarke seeks consolidation | Photo: Plan Philly

  • The Committee on Law & Government approved yesterday a bill calling for the substantial bureaucratic restructuring of local government by amending the city charter, reports Jared Brey at Plan Philly’s . “Essentially, the proposal would consolidate a number of departments, boards, and commissions under a single Director of Planning and Development, who would be a mayoral appointee. It would place the Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and the Historical Commission into a Division of Planning and Zoning,” says Brey. City Council President Darrell Clarke introduced the measure. He tells Plan Philly that although there is widespread concern that more consideration ought to be given to these changes, he wants to get the ball rolling in order to have something in place by mid-’16.
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