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February 9, 2022

Even the Death Star needs a Planning Director with Alan Stephenson and Randy Grant

The city planning department is more than just an episode of “Parks and Recreation.” (But we sure would love to see Leslie Knope at the Planning Commission.) As the Director of the fifth largest city in America, running the City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department is a daily sprint. Not far away, Scottsdale’s planning director confronts the daily struggle of old time Scottsdale and new day investment. Hear how Alan Stephenson (Phoenix Planning Director) and Randy Grant (Scottsdale Planning Director) see the role of staff in land use cases and try to find a way to balance the support for new development and community preservation.