Mayor Vince Gray is making good on his promise to rebalance the composition of the Zoning Commission from developer types to community types. After re-nominating chairman Anthony Hood, he’s picked a former top official with AFL-CIO’s development arm to fill small-time developer Greg Selfridge‘s spot. Nominee Marcie Cohen spent nearly two decades financing affordable housing with the union’s Housing Investment Trust. Before that, she worked at the federal department of Housing and Urban Development reviewing grants for commercial and industrial projects. Suffice it to say, she would seem to know her shit. (And will also be a welcome female influence on what’s been an all-male panel for a little while now).

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