Council to Discuss Sustainability Coordinator, Recreation Director

The council will talk about what each position should entail.

The role of two city positions will be discussed at Monday night's Takoma Park City Council meeting.

Back in May the council to help the city lower its carbon footprint. The council voted unanimously to fund the coordinator and ended up deciding to spend $150,000 on the position.

There was a question as to whether the position would be contracted out as a consulting job or be made a staff position. Most council members at the May meeting thought a contract position was the safest way to go as the city tries to figure out exactly what the sustainability coordinator would do, but Councilman Dan Robinson (Ward 3) said a staff position would be cheaper and more efficient.

At Monday's meeting the council will discussion the vision for the position.

The council will also continue to talk about what it wants from a new recreation director.

The council that there has been little focus and communication from the council to the recreation department and it has not been the fault of the department.

“We have to figure out a way that the council can give direction to the city manager and the recreation department,” Wright said. “We need to articulate it and write it down. We’re in a unique situation since we are trying to hire a new director.”


Joe Edgell October 05, 2011 at 02:47 AM
Haven't had a chance to watch the video from the Council meeting. How did the sustainability discussion go?


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