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its crazy cause what i,ve read he was caught smoking crack and now has admitted it and now hes saying stuff like what my op was plus i,m sure i read something else about him but can,t remember off hand what that was and hes still the mayor?
He's still on the job because they can't legally remove him unless he is convicted of a crime and sentenced to at least 3 months in prision.
That's just the way it is. I've been following this on the CBC since it started. Here in the U.S. he'd be ridden out of town on a rail. Then get reelected when he ran again. Like Marion Berry in D.C.
way things are going he can shoot some one down and he,ll still be mayor,why? cause he just can.
if this guys still the mayor in a week then i,ll eat my baseball cap lol
Because a lot of voters like him:
There’s a story Towhey likes to tell about Rob Ford’s relationship with voters. He’d been working as the mayor’s chief for several months, and was frustrated by his inability to divert Ford’s attention from the dozens of phone messages that pour into the mayor’s ofﬁce each day. “All he wants to know is whether a phone call got returned,” recalls Towhey, “and I’m saying, ‘Rob, we’ve got more important things.’ ” But Towhey had hardly finished his sentence when Ford blew his stack. “This is a woman who has no water in her house!” he shouted. “There’s nothing more important! Nothing!”
2011-2012 Budgets - Rebuilding our Fiscal Foundation
Stopped out-of-control spending growth at City Hall
2011: 0% Property Tax increase
Changed the trend line - 2012 gross operating budget will be lower than 2011!
Found $355 Million in permanent savings
Almost eliminated Structural Deficit by reducing reliance on 1-time surplus funds
More public consultation in 2011/2012 budget process than ever before
Accelerated Budget process to bring more control to our spending.
Eliminated the Personal Vehicle Tax (PVT)
Put $64 Million back into the pockets of taxpayers.
Forced Council to address its crumbling fiscal foundation.
Reduced Council Budgets
Leading by Example!
Froze Mayor's & Councillors' salaries.
Reduced Mayor's Budget by $700,000 and Councillor Expense budgets to save $900,000.
Reduced travel and non-essential expenses (catering) for Council.
Contracted out Garbage Collection
Contracted out curb-side garbage pick-up west of Yonge St.
Will save $11.5 Million per year for seven years.
Will avoid future public sector garbage strikes in west Toronto.
Made TTC an Essential Service
TTC is essential to our economy.
Riders now protected from transit strikes like the one crippling York Region.
Renewed public faith in TCHC
Replaced a board of directors that had lost public confidence.
Replaced senior management.
Developed a plan to address $650 Million backlog in repairs (Selling 22 expensive, run-down scattered housing units will generate funds to repair 450 units, sold non-core laundry company to generate $4.5 Million for repairs)Introduced changes in purchasing that saved $3.5 Million in just three months (e.g. TCHC was buying batteries for $3.50 from a hardware store, now buy through city shared purchasing program for just $0.95!!)
Made Subways the Backbone of Rapid Transit in Toronto
Negotiated an MOU for Sheppard Subway with province.
Construction started on fully-underground Eglinton line - extended to Scarborough Town Ctr.
Construction underway on York University - Spadina line extension.
Adopted Whistleblower Protection
1st Bylaw protection for city staff who report fraud, waste or mismanagement
Made Council more Transparent & Accountable
All council votes and councillor attendance now recorded and online.
Council & Committee Agendas, records of decision, most reports online.
Posted More Expenses Online
Purchasing Card expenses now online.
Senior Managers' expenses approved to go online in 2012.