An overwhelming majority of Side Streets readers say they’re “uncomfortable” with the past president of the Housing and Building Association running the city’s Planning Department.
According to an online poll, 81 percent of respondents said Kyle Campbell, of Classic Consulting Engineers, “knows who pays his salary” and “can’t help but favor the industry.”
The other 19 percent said Campbell “is a man of integrity and will not favor the industry or mistreat neighborhoods.”
If you haven’t voted in the poll, click here.
The mayor’s office announced last week that Campbell will serve as interim planning director. He will be paid $175 an hour.
According to the announcement:
“With over 20 years of private sector experience as a planning/engineering consultant in Colorado Springs, Kyle will bring practical business experience to his 6 month contract efforts.
“He will work with (Director of Public Works/ City Engineer Helen Migchelbrink and Transportation Manager Kathleen Krager) in transforming the publics’ experience with the City in the processing of plans and permits. As a strong believer in excellent customer service, Mr. Campbell will bring that mindset to the city as he evaluates procedures and processes with the ultimate goal of removing barriers to residents and businesses as they navigate complex government regulations.”