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Author: David Muccigrosso

  • P&Z’s ‘Soft Growth’ isn’t soft, it’s more of the same

    P&Z’s ‘Soft Growth’ isn’t soft, it’s more of the same

    One couldn’t help but notice a recent headline in NoN’s counterpart news outlet: “P&Z staff outlines upzoning to provide ‘soft growth’ in Norwalk” I’ve long since resigned myself to being NoN’s Cassandra on all things development, so let’s just dive back through the wringer, once again. But this time, I’m going to try simple math. Imagine a…

  • Norwalk NIMBYs: Put your money where your mouth is

    Norwalk NIMBYs: Put your money where your mouth is

    Amid all this rancor over the not-actually-that-bad* proposed upzoning of some of Norwalk’s single-family neighborhoods, one of the most common claims has been that the NIM – ahem, I mean, ENNA – represents a strong majority of Norwalkers. People keep asking with bewilderment, “How did these people get elected?” ** as if they don’t know…

  • Norwalk needs proportional representation for all parties

    Norwalk needs proportional representation for all parties

    It’s interesting that the Charter Revision Commission hasn’t opened the database of public suggestions and comments. Likely because if they did, they’d show just how many of them they ignore. To be sure, most of these suggestions are going to be inane, wrongheaded, self-centered, and misguided. To quote Tommy Lee Jones from Men In Black,…