During today's work session, the Planning Commission has just learned while they're hashing out the new land-use code and zoning plan with county commissioners, that county administration has no plans to replace the outgoing planning director, at least not in the near future.
Robbie LeValley, in her typical obfuscation style, told the PC that she wants to fill the open Delta One economic development position before hiring a new planning director.
OK, maybe you could argue some relationship between the two positions but one seems far more immediate than the other. Implementing new land-use codes and zoning in Delta County will be a herculean task but without a highly skilled and competent planning director, this task is near impossible.
And all of it during a pandemic when many residents are unable to participate in the process.
So, why the rush? Many residents have voiced extreme concerns about the land-use and zoning plans while commissioners are engaged in a shotgun-series of meetings to hash things out.
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to see that there are so many reasons to slow down this process.