What do Toronto city councillors do?
More like, what don't they do?
[Jennifer Pagliaro, City Hall Bureau, Toronto Star]
Aug 6, 2018 4:19 PM
On average, Cressy said he is called on to attend four to five meetings every week night. He can typically only physically get to two or three and has to send members of his staff to others. In terms of time spent, the first-term councillor said he works from about 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, all day on one of the weekend days and most of the second day. His office gets on average, he said, about 400 emails and a couple hundred phone calls per day.
Toronto City Councillor Gord Perks on
Province's Plan to reduce council size
[Council Video posted on YouTube]
Aug 1, 2018 10:09 AM
Gord Perk's video was posted by CUPE Local 79:
"We were happy to see City Council take a stand yesterday and ask staff to explore legal options on how to fight back against Premier Doug Ford's attack on Toronto's local democracy. Councillor Gord Perk's plea at council for unity against Ford's plan was a highlight."
Ford reveals plan to cut Toronto City Council
Ontario gov't to introduce legislation to reduce number of councillors from 47 to 25
[CTV Video clip with David Miller]
Aug 1, 2018 9:57 AM
CTV News Anchor Todd van der Heyden interviews former City of Toronto Mayor David Miller. In this video clip Miller states that this is the 'wrong thing to do' and the system CAN work if you have the right leadership. 5 minute video worth your time.