UPDATED Brandt headed to Oregon?
Updated 12:57 p.m. Wednesday, July 22
Officials from Redmond are reportedly coming here to check Brandt out before making an actual offer.
In addition to his current title, Brandt was recently tapped to run the Island’s Planning & Building Department. Last week he listed priorities for the department that included streamlining the city’s archaic and contradictory zoning codes.
Brandt worked in the City Attorney’s office from 1996 to 2006, when he was tapped for the assistant city manager’s job, earning the title over 80 other applicants. (His predecessor in the job, Paul Benoit, also headed to Oregon.)
Brandt holds both a law degree and a master’s degree in urban planning. He has been active in the management of several of the city’s big development projects, most notably Alameda Point.
He reportedly told the Redmond City Council that his main goal would be to diversify the economic base for this city of 23,500, which is in central Oregon.
More to come.