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City Planning Department proposes name change
Nolan Ming is the director of Planning and Zoning.
Should McMinnville Planning and Zoning Department’s name be changed to McMinnville Community Development Department?“Planning and zoning are only two of the six different services we provide,” said Nolan Ming, director of Planning and Zoning. “The department name change is something I would like to do to be able to bring more clarity and organization to what this department does.”Along with planning and zoning, the department’s services include the following divisions: floodplain management, stormwater, building inspection, property maintenance, and administration with yard sale permits, records requests and copies of codes and related documents. “I think in 2005 it was proposed to be called Community Development and possibly approved but never followed through on,” said Ming.