I know many of you care about a downtown urban renewal plan and are interested in being more involved. There are details on applying to serve on a citizen advisory committee in a memo from Tim McGourthy (item 8.4c) on the city manager’s portion of next Tuesday’s City Council agenda:
We have received significant interest from those looking to serve on the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) planned as a component of the urban renewal process outlined in the memorandum to City Council submitted on September 24, 2013. The CAC will provide an opportunity for the Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA) to solicit public expertise on various concepts and approaches in between the formal public meetings held as part of the public process. The CAC is advisory but its comments and discussions will inform the thinking of the WRA and its staff as they explore the role of urban renewal in addressing the issues and alternatives facing the Downtown and the urban renewal area in particular.
As Chief Executive Officer of the WRA, I will be appointing the members of the CAC to ensure a cross-section of real estate, finance, legal, and community input. To the extent possible, we will look for individuals familiar with urban planning and development or with a direct connection to the Downtown.
While membership on the CAC will be limited, if anyone is interested in serving on the CAC he or she should send a letter of interest and a resume to Jane Bresnahan at email@example.com. We will be appointing individuals by December.