Best (Now-Former) City Bureaucrat

Stuart Hersh

Well, "best" up until his retirement a few weeks ago, but Hersh is still working on the city's SMART Housing initiative, about the only part of Smart Growth that hasn't lost its luster. If you find someone else who's learned and mastered the building and land development codes and the arcane rules governing federal funds -- and who shares Hersh's passion for doing right by the citizens who need safe, decent, affordable housing -- send them on over. Better yet, clone them.

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