Quotable Quotes: The Life and Death of OneCity

- July 12th, 2012

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Here’s what city councillors said Wednesday during the transit debate (story here):

“It’s pink lipstick on a very fat pig with flip flops on.”
- Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti on OneCity advocates claiming a win

“I think it has been renamed the Toronto transit expansion plan and that’s just fine.”
- TTC Chair Karen Stintz on the death of OneCity

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- Mayor Rob Ford who didn’t speak during Wednesday’s transit debate

“I would say that the province would not be wise to continue to spend large sums of money on the Scarborough LRT because council is going to weigh in on it at a later point this year.”

- Councillor Joe Mihevc

“They’ve fallen into the trap that Rob Ford set about retail politics, when it’s all about slogans and campaigns.”
- Councillor Adam Vaughan

“I’m very disappointed that didn’t happen.”
- Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker on rejection of his motion on studying extending the Bloor-Danforth line rather than replacing the Scarborough RT with an LRT

“I can assure everyone in Toronto the mayor is back in charge of transit and we’re going to move forward.”
- Councillor Doug Ford

“I just want to know what OneCity is … Where is it? Where’s Waldo?”
- Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti asking why no one has introduced OneCity on the floor of council

“We know that we’re failing (on transit), we haven’t kept up.”
- Councillor Peter Milczyn on transit

“We’ve clearly made a meal out of this particular issue, we continue to chew at the same old bone.”
- Councillor Michael Thompson on transit

“Building transit can’t be about political cover.”
- Councillor Shelley Carroll

“It’s a complete flame out.”
- Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong on the end of OneCity

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6 comments

  1. Chandra says:

    Karen Stintz’s impulsive charge on the transit file back fired!

    You cannot run a government like that. Her revolution failed!

  2. Wilma de Bruyn says:

    Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, TTC chair Karen Stintz ……….read Toronto Sun….funeral day……it’s done and gone. Next……new TTC Chair…..preferably with shovel in hand for a SUBWAY.
    Time is limited……expiry date…….public is very frustrated. No new “Property Tax” allowed.
    Creativity on the job is essential…..only within amount of funds allotted……certainly there must be someone on this PLANET that can achieve. this??

  3. Chandra says:

    Wilma: They will never look within themselves in their organizations for savings. They can let the attrition bring down staffing levels in our government. No one gets fired. Make it a five year plan at 2% a year or thereabouts. By that time we can be closer to a 10% employee reduction.

    That 10% saving is a good start.

    The problem is our governments are not willing to give up anything. They want to charge us more taxes. This got to stop. It is sheer madness. It is easier to do that than to reduce the size of government.

    The reason this will never happen is that management will not allow that to happen.

    We need laws which will force governments to stop building their castles.

    Everyone wants something from the government to do something more for them. It never ends. Let us get back to basics.

    The city hall is a catastrophe!

  4. Wilma de Bruyn says:

    The year is 2012……..Public Parking has “stand alone” parking meters, put your parking ticket on the dash to display ticket paid. Hospial parking has ticket dispensers, display your ticket on the dash.
    As in Ms. Levy’s article, Vancouver has automatic dispensers for riding sky trains including which zone your going through.
    Ideas: a.) Create “zoning areas for different wards of the city; b.) Ticket dispensers for allotted zone your going to;c.)As we have “Security” and/or Transit Police securing transit have them spot check passengers for allotted tickets as they are on the job anyway.
    1. Therefore this eliminates one sitting watching the public dispensing monies for fares…..
    2. Eliminates the cashier for tickets. 3.)Increases fares because of different zones.
    Oops to difficult…..why?If Vancouver can master this……why not Toronto.?
    This is just for the beginning…..let the public have ” input” and maybe we find out more for efficient service and improvements….
    Conclusion….service fearfully may improve, eliminating inept operations…for the speed up the initial part of going from A to B.

  5. JANE DOE says:

    KAREN STINTZ IS AN INCOMPETENT MORON AND MUST RESIGN…RESIGN…AND THE ENTIRE TTC COMMISSION SHOULD RESIGN…NO PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THESE LIBERAL LEECHES AND NDP UNION COCKROACHES.

  6. Chandra says:

    For me let the consumers spend and don’t subsidize the TTC, but the consumer. That way the consumer can pick and choose his method of transportation.

    In theory this will make the TTC Brass more sensitive to providing service and having to earn the revenues from the consumers by competing with others. TTC management is nothing but a bunch welfare bums paid by the tax payers. We have people like Stintz run the show who knows nothing about running a business and having to compete with other businesses to make a living.

    Private operators could compete with the TTC and give the inept management run for the money. The TTC brass never earned a penny running a private business so they know very little about how to run a business. Their lordships enjoy the free ride at tax payers expense.

    Right now they think they own the consumer and they can scratch their heads and kill flies while the riders twist in the wind. TTC has a patronizing attitude towards the riders.

    Wilma you are right we should consider zone fares.

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