Monday, February 10, 2014

Chris Zimmerman's Legacy

Hey, Yupette,

Today, February 10th, is Chris Zimmerman's last day as a County Board member. Same Chris Zimmerman who approved the construction of almost 12,000 new parking spaces in Arlington between January 2012 and January 2014. Same Chris Zimmerman who promoted the Form Based Code for Columbia Pike which will add at least 10,000 additional parking spaces in the Pike Corridor. Same Chris Zimmerman who promoted a streetcar system on the Pike that will cost $500 million before it's completed. Same Chris Zimmerman who tirelessly promoted the gentrification of service workers and restaurant workers out of the affordable apartments a few blocks from where they lived. Same Chris Zimmerman who approved packing people and vehicles into a tiny suburban county to benefit his non-profit and corporate cronies. Chris Zimmerman's Legacy to Arlington?  A formerly socially and economically diverse suburban county that will become an expensive gridlocked urban mess by the end of this decade.

Pike Rider

11 Comments:

At 10 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photo does not show pedestrians and people on bicycles crossing in front of the streetcar.

 
At 10 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Expensive Urban Mess could not have been possible without the cooperation and facilitation of the local Media.

 
At 10 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photo does not show Arlington Mill, which should be a textbook example of how NOT to build affordable housing for a neighborhood service-provider workforce that earns $10-$12 per hour.

 
At 10 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photo: Columbia Pike, 5:30 PM, Friday, May 15, 2020

 
At 11 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Zimmerman's Legacy: increasing number of closed-door County Board meetings to approve deals made with corporate and non-profit cronies in the County Board offices.

 
At 11 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photo does not show the number of drivers of single-occupant-vehicles who work in Arlington but can't afford to live in Arlington, area median income in 2020 is $70,000 per year, minimum wage is $10.50 per hour.

 
At 11 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photo doesn't show the parking garages under construction on the Pike.

 
At 11 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photo doesn't show none of the County Board members who approved the Pike streetcar in 2013 are serving on the County Board in 2020.

 
At 11 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Closed door meetings? The Planning Commission had a big closed door meeting last night - topic was Smart Growth in Arlington After Zimmerman

 
At 12 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has C.Z. cleaned out his CB office, or will he use it to lobby the CB for the next couple months?

 
At 06 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

C.Z has left the building

 

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