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Zoning and Platting zaps commissioner from Environmental Commission

Friday, May 10, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

After four years on the Environmental Commission, Hank Smith has shifted focus and now sits on Zoning and Platting. An Austin resident for over 50 years, Smith lives in District 8 down south and has been an environmental engineer for 30 years. With plenty of experience in development and a good handle on the commission process, Smith seemed pleased to be participating in a more development-focused body. With little introduction, he sat down and got right to business at the May 7 meeting, asking the kind of environmentally spirited questions that aren’t always heard on the dais.

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