City hands planning reins to Guidinger

The City of Prince Albert has hired former planning manager Craig Guidinger to take over as the new director of planning and development services.

Guidinger replaces John Guenther, who left in mid-June to take on a provincial role as director of community planning for the northern region.

City manager Jim Toye said they wanted as much continuity as possible, which paved the way for Guidinger to step in.

“For Craig, he knows the developers and the people he’s dealing with. He’s really got out in the community a lot the last couple of years with some of the OCP (Official Community Plan) issues and with the public meetings,” Toye explained. “I think he’s ready.”

The city has conducted several public consultations over the past year as part of a process to update and improve the current community plan. Toye said he liked the direction that was set under Guenther, so there likely won’t be many changes.

However, he does want to give Guidinger a chance to make any necessary alterations.

For the rest of this story, please see the July 7 online or print edition of the Daily Herald.

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