Yes, I know this is going to look like I’m just shirking here, feet up, ass in cold mashed potatoes, sangria in hand, lapping up the heat and humidity… OK, I’m doing all that but I do think it necessary to direct you elsewhere for your municipal political reading today.
During some banter about the idea of Project 23 that we’ve been mulling over, we found ourselves over at Mike Smith’s Linebreaks. Full disclosure. We know Mike. We’ve had drinks with Mike. We like Mike. And in the post we are about to demand you read, he mentions us.
All that aside, if you are interested in municipal politics (and you must be or you wouldn’t be reading this), click fast — don’t just click — on the link below and start reading. The Long Game is absolutely essential if you want to truly understand how things work at City Hall. And not just Toronto’s City Hall. City Hall’s everywhere.
This is a thoroughly engaging, funny, and absolutely insightful look at how things get done around here by someone who knows his shit. Unlike some dilettantes, sitting around, already half-snapped and wondering why their asses are in mashed potatoes. Too keep cool, right?
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, The Long Game by Mike Smith.
— mushily submitted by Cityslikr
Eh, I just know enough to watch the ones who really know their shit.
You are a scholar and a gentleman. Drinks again soon.
Hey City; further to the 30 members I mentioned mid July in the comments.
Grimes, Stintz, Palacio, Fletcher, Davis, Carroll, Thompson, DeBaeremaeker, Del Grande were first elected in 2003.
Perruzza, Perks, Vaughan, Parker, Lee & Ainslie were first elected in 2006.
P.S. Hot time, summer in the city…