Tuesday, 6 March 2012
One fifth of the way there ...
While the entire Public Works Committee voted to rescind the fee hike, the ultimate showdown will happen on March 20 - the day of the debate on the 2012 City Operating Budget. Katz's Executive Policy Committee might reinstate the hike, so let's hold our breathes.
All in all, though, the reversal shows the power of a little grassroots organizing at the municipal level. Community members, students, and even city councillors all protested this hike. People power can go a long way in a mid-sized Canadian city.