Thursday, July 9, 2009

IN BRIEF : New county planning director named

SANTA BARBARA A new director of the county's Planning and Development Department was named Tuesday after a nationwide search yielded an in-state appointment.

Glenn Russell was chosen by three panels of interviewers, two of which comprised community leaders and environmental advocates and the remaining of which included local government experts.

Mr. Russell was most recently a program manager of the Project Planning Division in San Diego County's Planning and Land Use Department.

He will begin work in Santa Barbara in September with a yearly salary of $160,000.

-Morgan Hoover

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