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September 16, 2009 > Planning commissioner Donald Young commended

Planning commissioner Donald Young commended

By Meenu Gupta
Photos By courtesy of Meenu Gupta

Planning Commissioner Donald M. Young has resigned from the City of Newark Planning Commission after seven years of service.

Since his appointment in 2002, he has assisted in the development of many important projects such as adoption of the City's Affordable Housing Ordinance, implementation of residential design review, the Senior Center expansion and development of a new housing element as part of the City's general Plan.

Young has also served the community as a Graffiti Abatement Volunteer since 1998. Known as "Bagel Don" to his Graffiti Abatement colleagues, he has volunteered 379 hours ridding the City of graffiti.

Council commended him on September 10 for his integrity and a sincere concern for the quality of life in Newark.

"The job that the graffiti team does is remarkable and you notice this City is graffiti-free," said Mayor Smith.

Tim Jones, leader of the graffiti-abatement team, also thanked Young for his service and camaraderie.

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