Back to the Drawing Board

19 Mar

Remember how a 30-something Amherst native now living in Seattle was going to come and be Buffalo’s new planning czar?

Never mind.

(Emily Litella – the patron saint of Buffalo’s good ideas)

2 Responses to “Back to the Drawing Board”

  1. Terry March 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm #

    can you flippin’ blame him?

  2. james March 20, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

    This guy is sending out a clear message to powers that be in buffalo: clean up your act, your old-school politics and out of touch planning. He could have quietly decided to turn it down and sent the city notice, but not showing up to work is meant to create controversy.

    I was surprised to see the proposed salary in the news. $79,000? Are you kidding me? That’s ridiculously low for planners let alone a head planner of a city of over 200,000 people and a metro of over 1,000,000. There are planners in the middle of Oklahoma that make more then that. I’m surprised that he even said yes.

    I’m thinking the recent developments over the waterfront hotel was the straw that broke the camel’s back. When you have a mayor who is clearly making decisions based on politics/ favoritism rather than the well-being of a dying city and then trying to sneak it in under the noses of common council, why would any city planner want to come here?

    Either way there is a bigger story behind this.

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