We have received the complaint from the commissioner.
Let's face it, this guy is tough.
This area is very sensitive to me. The city is trying to hold on to $500,000 for Streetscape, but returned nearly $500,000 in grant money earmarked (for the Hugh Cale project) designed to help low-income residents. You do the math. When Streetscape is more important than children, senior citizens and struggling families, we have a problem.
Desperate people do desperate things.
The electric bill was too high to begin with and they can't pay. That has to be put back on the agenda and (the surcharge) taken off.
Whatever the whole council comes up with that is best for the people is what we have to come up with. But I'm not going to deviate by reducing the quality of life for children and people struggling to make ends meet. We need to make sure we vote right the first time so the mayor doesn't have to break the tie.
We'll look into the information that he provided and see if an investigation should be opened.
I believe that the Blade has shown a serious lack of dedication to journalistic ethics.
With Christmas coming up, we wanted to keep the public's attention on this case.
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