Rob Ford finally decides he needs an agenda—and he wants council’s help

Rob Ford finally decides he needs an agenda—and he wants council’s help

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In an attempt to woo wayward councillors back to his side and re-inject some direction into city hall, Rob Ford has scheduled one-on-one time with most of city council to hear their priorities—the mayor’s allies, members of the Mighty Middle and even a few of his opponents have met with Ford, or have been scheduled to do so in the coming weeks. According to John Parker, who already hit the mayor’s office for his chat, Ford started his tenure with some clear ideas (privatize garbage pickup! Kill the vehicle registration tax! Subways!). Now, he’s “looking for some thoughts on what his priorities should be as he heads into the middle part of his term. What’s worked well so far? What should we advance?” Sounds like ol’ Fordo has finally taken the hint and is taking steps to form an agenda for the rest of his term (all it took was a columnist dubbing him the “nowhere mayor,” former insiders chewing him out for lack of leadership, and centrists meeting to cook up their own agenda). [Globe and Mail]