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Trilium, you are not alone with your concern. I know several QUALIFIED, experienced sustainable planner/advisors WITH advanced degrees (and connections) who resent the hiring of such an underqualified individual. Questioning the mayor's office hiring Ruiz simply based on her "smarts" is relevant and important. This is a smack in the face to the pool of real professionals who have devoted years of study and research in the effort to advance sustainable practices.
Ruiz claims to be "a liason between the mayor's office and the various city bureaus, community leaders, public, etc", hired to promote the mayor's sustainable policies. If sustainability is such a major component in the mayors agenda, this liason SHOULD have extensive knowledge of the subject at hand. The fate of the city appears to be at a crossroads. It would seem such knowledge would be critical to ensure the long term implementation of these important sustainable programs.
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