Monday, February 10, 2014
Chris Zimmerman's Legacy
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.