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News & Updates
Committee moves to private waste collection
On April 26th, Toronto's Public Works & Infrastructure Committee voted 4-2 to seek bids for private waste collection in the western half of the City. They also approved staff recommendations to bypass a final Council decision on the issue, contrary to the City's own purchasing laws.
On April 26, the Public Works Committee again discussed the Highland Creek Incinerator. Unfortunately, the Committee voted 4 to 2 to continue incinerating sewage sludge in Scarborough. The issue now goes to Council for a final vote later in May.
City service review poised to exclude real community input
This review will look at what services are essential, evaluate service delivery, and costs. The plan has an incredibly short timeline, and will effectively shut out real public input. Instead, the review will be driven by the interests of well-paid external consultants, senior city staff and the Mayor’s Office. The plan goes to Council in mid April.
Councillor Moeser is attempting to re-open the debate over incineration at Scarborough’s sewage treatment plant after City Council voted to shut the incinerator down in 2010!
Maps show suburbs lose out on "Backroom" transit deal
Yesterday, we released maps comparing how much light rail transit could be built with the $8.7 Billion committed by the Province. The maps compare the current Metrolinx plan with a proposed compromise plan developed behind the closed doors of Mayor Ford and Premier McGuinty’s offices.
It has been a busy week for us at TEA. On Monday, the Toronto 2011 budget was released and with it came a few surprises.
We have a new message for you to send to Mayor Ford and Councillors. We need to make sure City Council has the opportunity to vote on Transit City and we need Councillors to support the Transit City light rail network serving all of Toronto - not only one line.
TEA delivers 2000 letters to Councillors asking for a green Toronto
Throughout the election campaign, Mayor Ford made it clear he was not interested in the environment (see our Campaign Mid-Term and Final Report Cards and his Council Voting Record for 2007-08 and 2009-10). However, the good news is Torontonians elected a majority of Councillors who have committed to key environmental priorities - 24 Councillors received an A grade on our candidate report card, and one received a B-.
Help Keep Toronto Green Ask your Councillor to make the environment a priority over the next 4 years! We're collecting letters from people across Toronto to send a strong message to the new Council in December. We've got over 500 letters so far, but we need more!
Today, Torontonians woke up to a newly elected mayor, Rob Ford, and to a newly elected Council. Throughout his election campaign, Mayor Ford made it clear that he was not interested in the environment.
Vote for the City you want!
On Monday, it's time to vote for the Toronto you want.