CSG’s John-Basta Tapped for Governor Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council

Lisa A. John-Basta, a Member with Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC’s (“CSG”) Redevelopment, Land Use & Zoning Group, has been appointed to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council as part of its Facilities & Construction Subcommittee.

The Council brings together leaders from various industry, community and faith-based groups and institutions across New Jersey to advise State leadership on economic issues impacted by the pandemic. It consists of nine subcommittees, which include Facilities and Construction; Government; Health Care; Main Street; Manufacturing and Supply Chain; Professional Services; Social Services and Faith; Tourism and Entertainment; and Transportation and Infrastructure.

“As we begin the difficult task of restarting New Jersey’s economy and recovering from the damaging effects of COVID-19, this advisory council brings together leaders from all walks of New Jersey life,” said Governor Murphy in the statement announcing the Council’s formation. “This group will not only help us gather the local intelligence we need to get our economy running again, but also will help us create the framework for coping with our new long-term economic realities.”

In serving the Council’s Facilities & Construction Subcommittee, John-Basta will draw upon her more than fifteen years of experience representing municipalities and private developers throughout the land use, zoning and redevelopment processes to contribute towards the State’s reopening plan in light of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. A seasoned land use attorney, she is a co-author of the New Jersey Zoning & Land Use Administration, acclaimed as a foremost reference on the intricacies of the State’s Municipal Land Use Law by land use boards and judges.