Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Is PlaNYC's growth prediction full of crap?

The city’s growth scenario will appeal to the economic sectors that thrive on growth – real estate, finance, construction, and some services. By starting with this scenario and not exploring other possible scenarios, NYC2030 is silently making a major policy decision that favors what some have called “the growth machine.”

Plan NYC 2030

What if the population remains stable? This question would force planners to focus on the improvement of life in the city as we know it, and away from the task of accommodating new construction. Is it unthinkable that the population could even decline a bit? While the thought of a shrinking population base conjures up images of widespread neighborhood abandonment during the 1970s, that doesn’t have to happen in the 21st Century. Many European cities, for example, have lost population or remained stable without suffering abandonment. It all depends on public policy.

This man dares to associate the Mayor's 2030 plan with the accommodation of developers. On the city payroll, eh? Better watch yourself, mister.


Anonymous said...

I know less people would definitely benefit my neighborhood. We need room to breathe. My kids are sitting in a trailer at school.

Anonymous said...

This is not a plan. This is an announcement that the idea of NY being a sanctuary city is policy, whether we citizens agree or not (called "consent of the governed" by our founders).

The Commissar will be loading up every neighborhood with illegal aliens who will have the right to vote in local (perhaps even state) elections, using your home address to register because it is THEIR home address.

Eminent domain will be the weapon to enforce the relocation of property owners. (After laughing, read up on living conditions in the Soviet Union.)

The practice runs have been happening. Who called the police on the citizen who complained of DOB Commissioner P. Lancaster's corruption? Who refused to look into the flooding in Queens this past summer?

Anonymous said...

Yeah right - the plan is all about implied assumptions and the meaning of the that word speaks for itself.

Go see the relics of formerly grand, rich cities that now litter upstate NY that were based on the assumption of continuing, healthy smokestack and manufacturing industries thriving.

Anonymous said...

Or the same in Pennsylvania...

Anonymous said...

The city has ALREADY allowed certain economically viable neighborhoods to deteriorate
by denying them adequate vital services
and replacing lower density with up-zoning.

THESE seem to be the very same areas
that are currently being primed for gentrification.


This is the covert credo
that the Dept. of city Planning has opted for
in 2030 and is presently employing.

It is a RACIST agenda that displaces
its former vital working class residents
with a new breed of urban hipster/consumer
who are proud of being political sheep!

Anonymous said...

Thank God for term limits. Vote all the scum out. Remember the Bloomberg administration come election time. If we don't vote all the crap out and replace them with new faces, they will ruin our city and communities. The time is now to find viable candidates to replace these scum before it is too late. This goes for local government too -- i.e. your community boards. They are chosen by the borough presidents. Replace them too. We have to do it now while we, the voters still have power. Our quality of life is at stake.

Anonymous said...

Yeah....when somebody like M. Bitterman
(district manager of CB #7) can pull down...
is it.... $95,000 a year (?)..... for doing what?

The whole CB system needs to be dumped
along with the LPC and the whole discriminatory
landmarks law!

Anonymous said...

we still need a long-term sustainability and carbon emission reduction plan for nyc regardless of population growth. and the city may as well plan for more growth rather than less. that makes sense. there are far better things in city and state government to pick on than this initiative.