Rob Ford Marks Two Years as Mayor
Rob Ford is marking a special anniversary on Thursday. It's officially two years since he was elected Mayor of Toronto.
Ford won the 2010 municipal election with about 47 percent of the vote and has managed to do some of the things he promised to.
- He got rid of the car registration tax.
- He cut some of the gravy from councillors budgets, a total of $900-thousand dollars. - - - - Ford set out for lower property taxes and accomplished that with a zero percent hike in 2011, and a 2.5 percent hike in 2012.
- Garbage collection west of Yonge Street became privatized, which is expected to save some $80-million over seven years.
- Ford also managed to reach four-year labour deal with the city's inside and outside workers.
- The mayor hasn't been able to get subways built, as he originally intended to and is still the subject of a looming conflict of interest ruling.
Personally, he's been criticized for being caught driving and reading, and also driving and talking on a cell phone.
Back when he was elected, Ford won with 383,501 votes, beating George Smitherman who received 289,832 votes and former deputy mayor Joe Pantalone placed third with 95,482 votes.
The Mayor will be at city hall for some of Thursday, but in the afternoon, he'll be on the field coaching the Don Bosco Eagles in a game.