After posting this article
just one month ago, imagine our shock this morning to see that the new city planner, dubbed a "rock star in the planning world," has left his post according to this Buffalo News
Mike Kimelberg has said that he won't be able to take the job due to conflicts with his wife's career...and so they'll stay put in Seattle. It brings to an end a tense few weeks, during which people in city hall called Kimelberg a no-show.
Plan B will have the city launching a search for a new planner, or
we could go to Plan C and hire Bernard Zyscovich
(see post below) away from Specialty/Wingate/Pitts as a consultant on a comprehensive plan for the waterfront in order to get things moving--like he did in South Beach.
We wish Kimelberg good luck, and rock star though he may be, we're glad to hear he didn't trash his room on the way out.