Selectmen Vice Chair Katie Murphy wants the board to support hiring more planning staff, the MetroWest Daily News reports.
Town Manager George King "sees a potentially top-heavy administration to blame for the inefficiency," according to the article. "None of the 20 towns examined by town leaders have separate administrators for planning and economic development, as is the case in Framingham. . . . Eliminating one of the planning administrator jobs would free up some money to hire more planners, said King. That would mean more people to spread out all the work, he said."
It's unclear whether there's enough time before Town Meeting starts April 27.