A consolidation of the Commissions is anticipated on savings of multiple departmental staff time and resources. Currently estimated staff time directly associated with staffing the Design Commission meeting calendar is approximately $25,000. This direct amount would be a General Fund savings in the consolidation.
The Design Commission’s workload has dropped off since 2007 with only three (3) projects being heard in 2010 and only five (5) being heard in 2011. As you can tell by my postings here, things have really slowed down.