Thursday, January 24, 2013

Zimmerman's Goals for Montreal = Smart Growth + Streetcars

Hello,

So what's Chris Zimmerman REALLY been doing in Montreal? His visits haven't just been about earning a few extra dollars to help pay for his kid's college education by consulting for AEcom Canada East. No, what Zimmy is doing in Montreal is nothing less than helping Montreal's Smart Growth Elite establish Smart Growth as the one-and-only development and re-development strategy for the Metropolitan Government of Montreal (Communaute' Metropolitaine de Montreal). Zimmy is also helping Montreal's Smart Growth Elite resurrect Montreal's streetcar system, which ceased operation in 1959, as a clone of the streetcar system Zimmy wants to install on the Pike.

In the event you didn't get to the County Board Offices to peruse Zimmy's 2012 Statement of Financial Interests, here's his verbatim addendum to Item 6 (Sources of Income).

Note to Item 6
"In 2012 I received the following consulting income:

Vivre en Ville  - April 2012 - $576
(non-profit organization based in Quebec, Canada)

Communaute' Metropolitaine de Montreal - May 2012 - $2,304
(regional agency in Montreal, Canada)

AEcom Canada East - October 2012 - $510
(planning practice based in Montreal)

I provided consulting services on an hourly basis. The amount of work performed did not in 2012, nor is it anticipated at any time in the future, to reach the $10,000 disclosure limit threshold."


Cindy

10 Comments:

At 24 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great investigative journalism Cindy / Yupette

 
At 24 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Face it. Chris Zimmerman even wants to retrofit Montreal's rubber tired subway system with retro steel wheel subway cars.

 
At 25 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smart Growth is all about bourgeois gentrification, going on everywhere.

 
At 25 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Montreal is experimenting with trolleybuses, trolleys powered with electricity from overhead wires but with rubber tires.

 
At 25 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overhead wires? Rest of the world is going with fast charge electric buses. Technology is passing trolleys / streetcars by.

 
At 25 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zimmy also received honoraria for speeches promoting smart growth gentrification.

 
At 25 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Electric vehicles? County Board would not award even 5 taxi certificates to EV taxicabs for a test EV taxi system.

 
At 25 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Electric vehicles? They should be preparing for electric motor powered bicycles that will reach speeds up to 40 mph on level ground.

 
At 25 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is Vivre en Ville?

 
At 25 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out vivreenville.org and notice the photo of the streetcar on the organization's home page. Organization appears to be a Smart Growth Quebec.

 

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