I am voicing my displeasure for your absenteeism on the vote regarding rapid transit in Toronto. Your time as ward 4 councillor in Toronto continues to show that you have one item on your agenda only and that is your own self benefit of remaining at city hall to collect your cheques and soon to be pension. You have absolutely no interest for the constituents in your ward that voted for you (I openly admit to never voting for you) when you knowingly schedule a vacation during the week of a predetermined meeting involving such an important issue. Side stepping this vote clearly indicates that you were more concerned with your own political health, than that of the city and its citizens.
A councillors duty is to serve the constituents of his or her ward, not their own personal benefit. In 4 terms, you have yet to show any regards to your constituents.
In your election platform, you praised how you were able to
“Successfully pressured the Province and Metrolinx to consider burying the LRT in Etobicoke. Will continue to fight for transportation that is right and safe for Etobicoke.”
How can you successfully pressure metrolinx yet side step a vote that would promote LRT across the city?
I firmly believe the confidence from your constituents in your ward has been lost. Mine was lost long ago. As such, I believe it is in your best interest to begin fighting and following your election platforms and cease to ride the coat tails of the “popular” decisions in order that you may achieve re-election.
If you are unable to stick to your platforms and promises to your constituents and you continue to make decisions based on a self benefit agenda, it should be in your best interest to step down as Ward 4 councillor.