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City's Top Development Honcho Michael Cohen to Resign

Our main man of San Francisco development, Michael Cohen, has decided to step down as director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development after 15 years in public service. Cohen was a huge force in projects like the new Transbay Transit Center and the plan to put 10,500 homes and a green technology campus on the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Cohen has wanted to to return to the private sector, but chose not to do so until he took care of all his "unfinished business." "People in the city will one day fully appreciate his work and what he's done," Mayor Gavin Newsom said. "He is the best of the best." Cohen will wait until September to officially check out. Which is also the deadline for the city to submit its proposal to host the 34th America's Cup. No word yet on Cohen's replacement, although rumors are being thrown around that the frontrunner is Jennifer Matz, the office's managing deputy director.
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