The Waterfront Commission’s responsibilities include the marina, with its berthing for more than 1,000 boats. Photo: Avi

At the June 26 City Council meeting, a major part of the agenda will be devoted to consolidating a number of the city’s commissions. The city manager’s proposal is to bring together the human welfare and homeless commissions, public works and transportation commissions, and from three commissions — waterfront, parks & rec, and early childhood education — create two commissions (parks and waterfront, and recreation and youth services).

In our Opinionator section today, Waterfront Commission Chair Paul Kamen argues that the waterfront and parks & rec have different demands, expertise and budget sources. Consolidation, he writes, doesn’t make sense.

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