Candidate Says Planning Should Be Top Priority In Philadelphia

A Philadelphia mayoral candidate says the first step to fixing the city under his administration would be a revamping and revival of the city's planning system.

"Democratic mayoral nominee Michael Nutter offered a comprehensive critique of the city's approach to development yesterday and said that, if elected, he would make zoning and planning a priority of his administration."

"Nutter told an audience of developers and builders that Philadelphia, once a national leader in urban planning, had become a city where projects were approved or rejected haphazardly and where knowing 'the right people' was paramount."

"Fixing that would be complicated, Nutter said. But at the top of his list is elevating the role of the City Planning Commission. 'Planning will be valued. It will be utilized. It will be a very robust and respected organization with the right people on it,' Nutter said."

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