June 14, 2012

Kevin Leichner to Succeed Dale Reed on San Leandro Planning Commission

Nearly three months after San Leandro Planning Commissioner Dale Reed passed away, the San Leandro City Council will take the first step to appoint his replacement at its June 18, 2012, meeting. According to the agenda for the meeting, Kevin Leichner will likely be nominated to replace Reed. Councilmember Michael Gregory is responsible for nominating a resident of his City Council district to fill the seat.

Leichner is a project manager for Bridge Housing Corporation in San Francisco. He has a BA in Architecture with a minor in City Planning from UC Berkeley, an MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He has previously worked at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Heritage Partners, and the National Park Service. As a fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, Leichner authored a paper entitled "Enhancing New Markets Tax Credit Pipeline Flow: Maintaining a Continuous Deal Flow In Spite of Funding Gaps and Market Volatility."

According to the Boards and Commissions Application submitted on May 29, Leicher lists his qualifications as, “Nearly 15 years of planning and development experience in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, and park facilities. Graduate degrees in urban planning and business from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in architecture and planning from UC Berkeley. Currently a project manager at BRIDGE Housing Corporation, focusing on new investment, restructuring, and rehabilitation of existing affordable housing portfolio properties.”

Leichner's employer, Bridge Housing Corporation, is one of the project developers for the recently revised San Leandro Crossings project. The project consists of 200 units of affordable housing (or workforce rental units).

The nomination is part of the agenda's consent calendar for the June 18, 2012, meeting and a vote on Leichner's appointment will be take place at a subsequent meeting.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at June 14, 2012 12:33 AM | TrackBack
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