Question: Should the section be amended to have the Planning Director be the appointing authority for the Commission’s staff, not the Commission?

Proposed Language:

§ 76-1     Directors and Staff

There shall be a Planning Director who shall be nominated by the Commission and appointed by the Mayor at the Mayor’s discretion. The Planning Director shall be ex-officio Secretary of the City Planning Commission and shall serve until removed by the Mayor with the concurrence of a majority of the Commission. The Planning Director shall appoint as the Commission’s staff technical and office personnel and assistants as the Planning Director 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.