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San Fernando Names Planning Director

The former head of planning in a small Arizona town has been named planning director in San Fernando, city officials announced Friday.

Howard Miura, who served as the planning director in Page, Ariz., for 10 years, was appointed to the $45,624-a-year San Fernando position because of his planning experience in Southwestern cities, including San Antonio and Albuquerque, N.M., City Administrator Donald E. Penman said.

Miura’s priorities will be to review the neighborhood plan and zoning ordinances in the city’s barrio area and oversee a stepped-up building code enforcement program, Penman said.

He will supervise San Fernando’s six-member planning staff.

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Miura, who began work Thursday, fills the vacancy left by Norm Canchola, who resigned in February to work with a private development firm.


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