20 July 2007

Shutting down the big city...

Or, how David Miller is saving Toronto...

Transit commissioners will hold an emergency meeting today to look at shutting down the $1-billion Sheppard subway line and boosting the cost of a token by as much as a quarter.

Mayor David Miller said the cash-strapped TTC has no choice but to look at taking extreme measures because city council this week voted to put off until Oct. 22 a decision on whether to impose an unpopular land-transfer tax and a $60-a-year vehicle registration fee.
Uh, Mr Mayor... how about scrapping the limo service for city councillors to save some additional money and show solidarity with affected city commuters?

Yeah, I didn't think so.
Councillor Michael Thompson, who is also a transit commissioner, contended the call for TTC cuts was a continuation of a fear-mongering campaign launched by Miller to gain support for the two taxes.
Geez... that doesn't sound very fair.

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4 comments:

Toronto Crawler said...

If either provincial party pledges to boot out the current mayor and council, repeal the City of Toronto Act that allowed them their new powers, and take over management of the city directly in the same way that Ontario has taken over school boards that were mismanaging their books, they will have my vote in the October election.

Recent months have shown that the city is incapable of managing itself and are undeserving of additional powers.

Anonymous said...

Uh, Mr Mayor... how about scrapping the limo service for city councillors to save some additional money and show solidarity with affected city commuters?

Yeah, that'll really get to the root of the problem.
Pennies.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon said... Pennies."

start with the limo service.

trim the office budgets and the staff.

do away with the bullshit funding for pet social engineering projects.

etc., etc., it all adds up.

but no... you'd rather let all that stuff slide.

typical leftbot.

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Anonymous said...

Toronto spends $1 billion every four years ensuring that people will live on the street so they can justify spending $1 billion every four years. Cut that.