Martin appoints interim Economic Development Director

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st0107ststein-501.jpgABOVE: Former Land Use Bureau Chief Robin Stein in his office in 2011. (ADVOCATE)

STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin has named former Land Use Bureau Chief Robin Stein as the city’s interim economic development director.

Stein worked for the city for 36 years before retiring in 2011. In March 2011, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Stamford’s former mayor, appointed Stein chairman of the Connecticut Siting Council.

Martin has asked Stein to help the city oversee several ongoing projects, such as the UConn expansion, “hole in the ground” development, new Transportation Center and Bridgewater/boatyard controversy.

“Robin brings an accomplished background in land use policy and urban planning and will be a major asset to my administration as we address current and future development projects in the city,” Martin said in a news release issued by his office Tuesday. “He has a deep understanding of Stamford, the Master Plan, and has experience working with our local boards and commissions. I am looking forward to working with Robin in the weeks ahead.”

Stamford has been without an economic development director since Martin took office Dec. 1 and decided not to reappoint former Director of Economic Development Laure Aubuchon. Martin is still soliciting applications for the permanent position, but told elected officials earlier this month he is worried the position’s $134,295 budgeted salary is too low to attract the right candidate.

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  1. Glenbrook Guy says:

    Actually, Anthony, we’re talking about the economics of the marketplace. If you want to attract quality, hardworking, capable emloyees, you have to pay market rates. Otherwise you will end up with less competent employees, especialy in executive positions.

  2. Anthony says:

    So how exactly is a $134,295 salary too low? No wonder greed and public service go together so well. Medical benefits and pensions must not be enough for some when earning over 130K. Sorry folks, were not talking about corporate America…were talking about Public Service.