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Lynn City Council Authorizes Hiring of City Planners



Having gone without a planning department for more than two decades, the Lynn City Council has authorized the hiring of a principle planner and associate planner for Lynn.

The positions are funded for 3 years through gifts from the Economic Development & Industrial Corporation of Lynn, MassDevelopment, Eastern Back Foundation, Gerondelis Foundation, and the Barr Foundation.  At the end of the 3-year period a decision will be made on whether to create a planning department.

City planning plays a critical role in combating the housing crisis.  Not only to ensure that future housing needs are being addressed, but also that housing is inclusive and integrated into a larger plan incompassing transportation, public space, economic development, and more.  REALTORS® promote the use of Smart Growth and Fair Housing principles in planning.


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