Toronto City Councillors voted yesterday on whether to cancel their scheduled cost-of-living salary increase, as a symbolic gesture to all Toronto City Staff and Torontonians that the David Miller-time of tax-waste-and-spend is over, and the time for fiscal prudence and belt-tightening has come, and that even extends to our voted representatives.
And following the lead of Super Mayor Rob Ford, Council voted 39 to 3 in favour of cancelling the increase! Good for you Toronto Councillors, you have made us proud!
It's unfortunate that Councillors Filion, Mihevc (big surprise there) and Moeser chose to thumb their noses at Torontonians and still request more money while asking other City Departments to cut-back. Great example you're setting, scumbags.
Here are the official results of the vote from the Toronto.ca website (which now features full details of Council Vote results and other useful things like video and etc.: Toronto City Council and Committees - City Council (2010-2014)):
Cancellation of Consumer Price Index Increase for 2011 for Mayor and Councillors - by Councillor Mike Del Grande, seconded by Councillor Doug Ford
Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-08-2011 4:59 PM
Result: Carried Majority Required - MM3.2 - Adopt item as amended
Yes: 39 Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bailăo, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
No: 3 John Filion, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser
Absent: 3 Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaunpierre/4560271309/ by Shaun Merritt on flickr