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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 01:23 pm
  • Tue, 14:18: Wolf-dog crosses - a bad idea: via @electricland (still - you're 50x more likely to be killed by a dog than a wolf)
  • Tue, 14:23: Oh, goody. Back from coffee w/Dad in time for Adam Vaughan's speaking time. Political theatre is the best theatre. #TOcouncil
  • Tue, 14:24: TO 1842: "Men are weighed by their dollars... [valued] by their dollars." ~ Charles Dickens via Adam Vaughan. How little life has changed.
  • Tue, 14:26: Vaughan now quoting all #EXcomm members' opposition to individual cuts - collectively condemning all proposed cuts in Core Service Review.
  • Tue, 14:28: "When the Mayor says 'raise taxes' that's a conversation we should have and we should have it today," Adam Vaughan, the petard of #TOcouncil
  • Tue, 14:28: RT @nowtoronto: Cllr Vaughan lists all the cuts Ford's allies have opposed. "It's not us who have blinked. It's the mayor's executive" # ...
  • Tue, 14:30: "The wild and rabid Toryism of Toronto is appalling." Charles Dickens via Adam Vaughan, #TOcouncil
  • Tue, 14:33: I seem to recall the Province of Ontario offering to pay for something to move ppl in TO... I think they called it #TransitCity? #TOcouncil
  • Tue, 14:35: Cllr Shiner, if #TOcouncil's spending is out of control, perhaps Rob Ford's first act shouldn't have been to spend $100 on cutting taxes.
  • Tue, 14:36: Also, anyone know but isn't the $13 billion figure Shiner's quoting include the capital budget? #TOcouncil
  • Tue, 14:38: Uh, Cllr Shiner, "The 2011 Budget Committee Recommended Gross Operating Budget is $9.381 billion" #TOcouncil
  • Tue, 14:40: Cllr Del Grande doesn't appear to understand the difference btwn "sacrificing for your children" and "sacrificing your children". #TOcouncil
  • Tue, 14:44: Cllr Del Grande is now telling #TOcouncil that we need to accept the $774M figure from city staff that city staff now disputes.
  • Tue, 14:44: RT @cityslikr: So what happens to these diehards when the $774 million turns out, well, not to be $774 million? Ooops? #TOpoli
  • Tue, 14:45: Oh, c'mon Cllr Del Grande, your mayor believes "smaller govt" is a good in and off itself. That might be why he wants to lay off staff.
  • Tue, 14:46: RT @neville_park: "I'm gonna put my head down and work." You wanna do that for minimum wage, del Grande? #TOpoli
  • Tue, 14:52: Oh, oh. Josh Matlow's now labelled "left wing". He'll be devastated: MT @nowtoronto Left wing cllrs want to vote on amendments separately...
  • Tue, 14:55: RT @jm_mcgrath: Wow. Pretty stunning to see Nunziata lose three rulings in a row in one day. Don't think I ever saw Bussin have a simila ...
  • Tue, 15:01: RT @torontoist: FAILS: 17-28. Requirement that City-run zoos and farms remain free or move to pwyc if operated by 3rd parties. #TOcounci ...
  • Tue, 15:05: #ExComm recommendation 13 has been deleted. I arrived late - what was recommendation 13? #TOcouncil
  • Tue, 15:06: RT @GraphicMatt: CORRECTION: Lee's motion to *not* give extra authority to the City manager passes huge. Fords on the losing side. Huh. ...
  • Tue, 15:07: RT @reporterdonpeat: #TOCouncil votes 25 to 20 to leave staff support in place for the Toronto Youth Cabinet
  • Tue, 15:08: Vote to keep Environment Days passes 24-21. #TOpoli
  • Tue, 15:10: I can't even tell you what's being voted on now but the motion is very long, multiply-indented & impossible to read on my screen.
  • Tue, 15:12: Dear #TOcouncil, those of us playing along at home request you to move concise motions so we can read them on our laptops!
  • Tue, 15:15: This will come back to haunt ppl: RT @torontoist FAILS: 20-24 Motion that would exempt library from all cuts. #TOcouncil #TOpoli
  • Tue, 15:18: Has the Ford-Mammoliti treble-headed, uni-thumbed monster won a significant vote (other than libraries, which will prove Pyrrhic) today?
  • Tue, 15:18: RT @torontoist: FAILS: 20-25. Motion to exempt long term care facilities from budget cuts. #TOcouncil #TOpoli
  • Tue, 15:21: RT @larrylarry: GETTING COAL FOR CHRISTMAS (1/2): Ainslie, Berardinetti, Colle, Crisanti, Del Grande, Di Girogio, DoFo, RoFo, Grimes, Ho ...
  • Tue, 15:21: RT @larrylarry: GETTING COAL FOR XMAS (2/2): Mammo, Milzcyn, M-W, Moeser, Nunz, Palacio, Parker, Pasternak, Perruzza, Robinson, Shiner, ...
  • Tue, 15:22: RT @DavidHains The Toronto Sun will be very confused tomorrow. Headline 'Yay, Rob Ford!' or 'War on Christmas!'?
  • Tue, 15:25: RT @SusanDelacourt: Did I hear that #tocouncil cancelled Christmas? Is it because, like Pride, it has a parade? #cdnpoli
  • Tue, 15:25: RT @ddale8: Council, 40-5, approves Robinson motion to explore having Heritage Toronto run museums as non-profit rather than closing them.
  • Tue, 15:29: Motion to have City Mgr rpt on revenue options as part of Budget launch carries. #TOcouncil (Fords, Mammo opposed)
  • Tue, 15:30: Motion to have City Mgr rpt to budget comm on current 5% cut vs proposed 10% cut passes. (Fords, Mammo opposed). #TOcouncil
  • Tue, 15:31: Revenue sources good. Asset fire sales bad: RT @torontoist PASSES: 25-20 Motion to exempt Toronto Parking Authority from sale. #TOcouncil
  • Tue, 15:33: Part one fails 19-26 RT @GraphicMatt Here we go: Matlow's motion on tolls. This will be an illustrative vote.
  • Tue, 15:37: Cllr Davis' motion to have City Mgr rpt to #TOcouncil on what the city's paying efficiency experts fails 22-23.
  • Tue, 15:50: Wow... that moment when the audio kicks back into the livestream and I jump three feet as Speaker Nunziata starts scolding council... #jeez
  • Tue, 15:55: Nunziata "He's probably being interviewed." Laughter. "Some cllrs rly live for that." RT @cityslikr Where's Cllr Matlow? #TOpoli #TOcouncil