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Duncan appointed to Small Area Planning Joint Committee

Friday, February 10, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

The Zoning and Platting Commission appointed new Commissioner Jim Duncan to the Small Area Planning Joint Committee, replacing former Commissioner Susan Harris. Vice Chair Gabriel Rojas, who serves on the joint committee along with Commissioner Jolene Kiolbassa, said he was hoping others would be interested so that his spot could also be filled. “I’m not long for this commission,” he said. Commissioner Ann Denkler expressed some interest, but when it came time to nominate someone, she nominated Duncan, seconded by Commissioner Dustin Breithaupt. Duncan said that he was interested, although he was reluctant because of his commitment as chair of the Citizen Advisory Group for CodeNEXT. “Small area planning, I think, is critical, and it’s going to be even more critical when we have CodeNEXT,” he said. “It’s that gray area between Imagine Austin and the code.” The commission voted unanimously to approve his nomination. Kiolbassa and Commissioner Betsy Greenberg were absent.

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