Question: Should section be amended to have the Planning Director serve at the pleasure of the Mayor without nomination by the Commission for appointment or concurrence of the Commission for removal?

Proposed Language:

§ 76-1     Directors and Staff

There shall be a Planning Director who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. The Planning Director shall be ex-officio Secretary of the City Planning Commission and shall serve until removed by the Mayor. Upon nomination of the Planning Director the Commission shall appoint as its staff technical and office personnel and assistants as it may deem necessary within the appropriation made available for that purpose. All appointments, except the Planning Director and the Planning Director’s secretary, shall be made in conformity with the civil service provisions of this Charter. Under the direction of the Commission the Director shall supervise and control the planning staff.