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Toronto city council meets for the first time since Rob Ford left for rehab
This week's council meeting is the first since Mayor Rob Ford took a leave of absence to enter rehab
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Members of Toronto City Council in discussion during a meeting (file photo)
Photo: CTV News

Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly says everything is fine at City Hall since the departure of Mayor Rob Ford. Ford took a leave of absence last week to attend rehab.

Kelly continues his duties as Deputy Mayor and says he won't be sitting in Ford's chair at Tuesday's city council meeting.

One of the main items on the agenda is the city Ombudsman's report into hiring practices at Toronto Community Housing Corporation. That's the same report that led to the firing of CEO Gene Jones.

Councillor Mike Layton is also asking for an administrative inquiry into why the Old City of Etobicoke isn't renewing their garbage collection contract with "Green for Life". Layton says some of the complaints are that the trucks operated by the GFL in that area are very old, and green bins would have to be replaced. This area has had privatized pick-up since 2008.

Councillor Paul Ainslie will ask for an update on Mayor Ford's homelessness task force, which was first announced in 2011. Ford had appointed Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti to lead the group.

They'll also be looking at a report outlining 21 recommendations for Eglinton Avenue.  

The Eglinton Connects Planning Study is a long-term vision of making that area better for residential living, employment and retail.

The city will also look into implementing a system that would allow you to pay for Green-P parking with your cell phone at both on-street parking machines and off-street lots.

Councillor Anthony Perruzza wants to look into making hot drinking cups recyclable.  
The meeting is set to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.
   

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Members of Toronto City Council in discussion during a meeting (file photo)
Photo: CTV News

Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly says everything is fine at City Hall since the departure of Mayor Rob Ford. Ford took a leave of absence last week to attend rehab.

Kelly continues his duties as Deputy Mayor and says he won't be sitting in Ford's chair at Tuesday's city council meeting.

One of the main items on the agenda is the city Ombudsman's report into hiring practices at Toronto Community Housing Corporation. That's the same report that led to the firing of CEO Gene Jones.

Councillor Mike Layton is also asking for an administrative inquiry into why the Old City of Etobicoke isn't renewing their garbage collection contract with "Green for Life". Layton says some of the complaints are that the trucks operated by the GFL in that area are very old, and green bins would have to be replaced. This area has had privatized pick-up since 2008.

Councillor Paul Ainslie will ask for an update on Mayor Ford's homelessness task force, which was first announced in 2011. Ford had appointed Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti to lead the group.

They'll also be looking at a report outlining 21 recommendations for Eglinton Avenue.  

The Eglinton Connects Planning Study is a long-term vision of making that area better for residential living, employment and retail.

The city will also look into implementing a system that would allow you to pay for Green-P parking with your cell phone at both on-street parking machines and off-street lots.

Councillor Anthony Perruzza wants to look into making hot drinking cups recyclable.  
The meeting is set to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.
   

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