Just how depraved, deranged and defiled has the atmosphere at city council become? And no, this isn’t about Rob Ford. Not directly, at any rate.
In the wake of the mayor’s departure to clean up his act, into the spotlight stepped Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, hoping to maintain the crazy factor. Second to our disgraced mayor, and arguably in the political arena, second to none in terms of being, how do you say it nicely, ethically challenged? Councillor Mammoliti selflessly volunteered to run for mayor on the low tax, looking out for the little guy mandate that Rob Ford was elected on in the event Rob Ford wasn’t able to run himself because of his personal problems.
As of this writing, Councillor Mammoliti is embroiled in a court case over alleged violations of campaign finance laws. There are also questions of below market rent he’s been paying in an apartment owned by a company that does business with the city. Oh yeah. And about that possibly illegal $5000-a-table fundraiser thrown for him last year. (Read all the gory details here.)
As long as Councillor Mammoliti promises to keep our taxes low, well, why shouldn’t he be mayor of this city? That’s never turned out badly for us before.
It’s not just Rob Ford. He’s only one head of the hydra at City Hall that spits at good governance and flaunts the rules put in place to ensure integrity and trust are honoured there.
Giorgio Mammoliti as mayor? Voters shrugged that idea off already, back in 2010. In 2014, he needs to be chased from the building for good.
— helpfully submitted by Cityslikr
Mammo is registered for Ward 7
May the fourth be with you!
Cinco de Mayo!