Thursday, January 24, 2013
Zimmerman's Goals for Montreal = Smart Growth + Streetcars
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."