By Thomas J. Walsh
Eva Gladstein, a veteran Philadelphia fair housing executive and proponent of better planning and zoning initiatives, was unanimously approved as the new executive director of the city’s Zoning Code Commission at Wednesday morning’s monthly meeting.
Hiring committee chair Al Taubenberger said Gladstein was chosen over eight other candidates who were interviewed, from a pool of about 25 qualified applicants. Gladstein was selected by Mayor Michael Nutter after he interviewed four finalists for the position.
“I’m overwhelmed,” said Gladstein, addressing the commissioners. “I know this commission has been working very hard and trying to get things done. I’ve spent a lot of years working in Philly trying to improve this city ... and yet I don’t think I’ve ever had an opportunity as great as this one.”