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Zaragoza retiring from Planning Commission
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by Jo Clifton
Nuria Zaragoza, who has served on the Planning Commission as Council Member Laura Morrison’s appointee, and for the last three years as Council Member Leslie Pool’s appointee, is stepping down. Pool praised Zaragoza, saying, “It was important to me when I was first elected to get somebody really good for the Planning Commission.” She said it was especially important to her to have Zaragoza’s institutional knowledge of city planning. Pool said she would recommend that the Council appoint Todd Shaw to take the position on Thursday. Shaw lives in Allandale, and has been a CodeNEXT ambassador in District 7, Pool said. She explained that he recently retired from Austin Energy, “and he dove into the CodeNEXT mire and did an excellent job of explaining it to the neighbors – helping us with town hall organization because the city hasn’t done much as far as communications on CodeNEXT. So we’ve been doing it ourselves.” Pool said she really appreciated Zaragoza’s service but understands why she wants to take a break.
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