Thursday, October 6, 2011

Peter Katz - Mr. Mega-Dumb Growth - Fired by Sarsota County Hired by Arlington County

Hello,

Heard who was just appointed Arlington County's Planning Division Director? None other than Mr. Mega-Dumb Growth, Peter Katz.

Peter was/is America's prime proponent of massive Smart Growth aka Dumb Growth aka Resegregation Through Gentrification aka Massive Urbanization. He was the lead proponent of Arlington's Dumb Growth 'planning', including the Pike's Form Based Charades and Pike Revitalization, aka Pike Plenary Charades.

Peter moved to Sarasota County, Florida three years ago to inflict mega-infill mayhem on Sarasota County, as Director of Smart Growth/Urban Planning. Peter's 'vision' for Sarasota County was mega-infill beyond anything yet seen in Arlington. Peter was a very Bad Kitty and managed to anger just about everyone - affordable housing activists, environmentalists, slow-growth advocates, and so on. Everyone except the developers, REITs, and mega-infill 'planners' who he couldn't do enough for. Peter is not only Mr. Mega Dumb-Growth, he's also Mr. Mega-Arrogance. Peter's mega-infill 'planning' was such that Sarasota County residents were told they should use bus transit to avoid congested streets and roads, even though the buses would be stuck in traffic.

After three years the Sarasota County Commissioners had enough and told Peter his services were no longer required. Sarasota County's loss was the Arlington County Board's opportunity to totally urbanize Arlington. So the County Board hired Peter without a second thought. After all, the five urban village idiots on the County Board are only slightly less arrogant than Peter.

Susan

20 Comments:

At 06 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another reason to vote for Audrey Clement for County Board on November 8th.

 
At 06 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington County badly needs an Inspector General Office.

 
At 06 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington County Government badly needs a Federal Grand Jury investigation.

 
At 06 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katz brings in a random jargon generator that outclasses the already world-class double talkers embedded in Arlington County government.

 
At 06 October, 2011 , Anonymous Dump Tejada and Hynes said...

Another vulture who views every neighborhood as a redevelopment opportunity.

 
At 06 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington County badly needs a FBI Anti-Corruption Task Force.

 
At 06 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until you see the S*** Peter Katz pulls at the upcoming Pike Plenary Charades.

 
At 06 October, 2011 , Anonymous Pike Rider said...

...and only slightly less stupid than Peter.

 
At 06 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why we MUST vote for Audrey Clement on November 8th.

 
At 07 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until you see the next Pike Plenary Charades.

 
At 08 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter Katz and the "New Urbanism"? Try four 30-floor buildings in a rectangular configuration with 3,000 parking spaces under the buildings and a 1/2 acre 'public space' plaza surrounded by ground floor retail, restaurants, spas, nail salons, etc.

 
At 08 October, 2011 , Anonymous TY said...

How much is Peter Katz worth? Can we see a fiancial interest statement?

 
At 09 October, 2011 , Anonymous 2100 said...

County Planning Staff has been instructed to stonewall and ignore any requests for planning information about mega-infill projects.

 
At 09 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 'New Urbanism' is socially, environmentally, and economically irresponsible. Creates way more problems than it solves. Transportation is one of them.

 
At 09 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know where Peter Katz lives? In Arlington? In one of the mega-yuppie enclaves his new urbanism promoted?

 
At 09 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, where do the New Urbanism Yups actually live?

 
At 10 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

THEY live in a McMansion and drive his and hers SUVs. They want YOU to live in a one bedroom apartment that costs $1800 / month to rent and want YOU on a car free diet riding your bicycle everywhere 24/7/365.

 
At 10 October, 2011 , Anonymous Cindy G. said...

Try $2 million of tax dollars to build a plaza at Penrose Square. The developers are so greedy that taxpayers have to pay to put a few park benches and a fountain next to mixed-use redevelopment that received major league corporate welfare from the County Board. Oh, then there is the 'public art'. My cat can do better sculpture moving around the litter in her litter box.

 
At 10 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you call a small affordable 3-bedroom 2-bath home where the owners and their kids walk, take public transit, and bicycle everywhere? A tear down.

 
At 10 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the wonderful Hynes family? Live in a McMansion and want everyone to bicycle everywhere and also use Metro to get around the region. Own what? Three SUVs?

 

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