“The system is broken”: Staffing woes stall affordable projects

August 12, 2022 – Media Mention
The Real Deal

Mitchell Korbey was quoted in The Real Deal for an article discussing how shortages at city agencies are threatening to stall affordable housing projects in late summer of 2022.

The article states, "Mitch Korbey, chair of Herrick’s land use and zoning group and a former City Planning official, noted that the agency, which has fewer than 300 employees despite being approved for 340, has a headcount similar to those of its counterparts in smaller cities. Los Angeles, with half as many people as New York, has more than 400 planning staff and Chicago, with less than a third of New York’s population, has north of 150."

Mitch is quoted as saying, "It is remarkable what they are able to accomplish with the staffing they have."

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