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Madison mulls planning-development split

Madison mulls planning-development split

By Paul Snyder

Madison’s leaders are debating whether to split the city’s top planning-development post into two positions.

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and aldermen Tim Bruer and Mark Clear have introduced an amendment to city ordinances that would create an executive director of the Community Development Authority.

Under current city law, the director of Madison’s Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development, Mark Olinger, also is CDA director. Olinger’s contract with the city was not renewed when it expired in January. He is serving through summer on a provisional basis.

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