The City of Encinitas has announced the hiring of Brenda Wisneski as its development services director. She will assume her role on Oct. 9.Planning and engineering were two of the departments that had extremely contentious relations with residents, so change at the top is quite welcome.
This critical position oversees the engineering and planning divisions for the city, which are responsible for the following areas: capital improvement, inspections, traffic engineering, city planning, building and regulatory permits, housing resources, land development and code enforcement.
Wisneski comes to the City of Encinitas after serving as the Deputy Community Development Director for the City of Newport Beach. In total, she brings 26 years of city planning experience with her to Encinitas with previous roles working for San Clemente, Dana Point and Newport Beach municipalities.
Finance Director Tim Nash, who was also a Gus Vina hire but was free of the controversy and ill-will surrounding many of Vina's people, is retiring. An interim director will be appointed tonight.