Thursday, October 12, 2006

News You Can Use

Teeter Tales

As the Growler predicted a while back, the Madison development project and the prospect of a Harris-Teeter grocery story is not DOA after all but will be heading to Planning Commission for review in January 2007, with construction anticipated to begin next spring.

As reported earlier by the Growler, the Parker-Gray District's first full-service grocery store will be located on the ground floor of the Madison, not below grade as the preliminary designs indicated.

More News You Can Use

The Growler hears that City Manager Jim Hartmann will not be hiring replacements for Planning & Zoning Director Eileen Fogarty or Code Enforcement Director Art Dahlberg until after Christmas.

In an unusual move, the City is inviting residents to participate in the process of recruiting the new Planning & Zoning Director by completing an online survey "to define the qualities and experience they believe the new director should have."

Now the Growler thinks its a little unusual to be soliciting this kind of input for a third-level line manager (below the City Manager and the Deputy City Managers). But if you are willing to swallow your cynicism for the moment, click here to complete the survey.

Alliance Resource Consulting LLC, a public sector executive recruiting firm headquartered in Long Beach, California, is conducting the nationwide search for the new Planning Director.