A Dream Come True to Practice Planning

After years of having pent up, underutilized urban planning energy, West Sacramento's new City Manager finally gets the chance to practice planning, and encounters nothing but success and praises along the way.
December 27, 2003, 11am PST | Connie Chung
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West Sacramento is a "small city with big problems--a rundown waterfront, squabbling politicians, prostitutes and seedy motels....But for Toby Ross, an urban planner with a Ph.D...West Sacramento is a little slice of heaven." It has been a little over a year since he was hired, and Mr. Ross has already become "the City Council's point man for the city's most difficult and long-standing problems," and a skilled negotiator. "But West Sacramento leaders say the city manager's biggest challenge may be meeting residents' expectations."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Monday, December 22, 2003 in The Sacramento Bee
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