I’ll just admit it I like Kathleen Ford. Smart, sharp on point. I liked her when she was on City Council, I liked her when she ran for Mayor the first time and I really liked her when she ran for Mayor in 2009. I think without the HNIC comments things might have worked out differently. Kathleen could use a handler.
Anyhow, that’s all water under the bridge. Just the hint of a Ford candidacy for City Council or Mayor will send shivers down what little spine Mayor Bill has. Council has become a social club, conducting business in the room below Council chambers mostly out of public view. Think about it. When was the last time you saw some really tough questioning of staff or some special interest group on TV? Been a while hasn’t it.
Like her or hate her, if Ford was Mayor Stu and his crowd would not be pressuring the City for anything. They would be ducking for cover. There might be a few less senior staff members, but the organization would have a direction and leadership. I doubt the City would be closing libraries or ignoring organizations like CONA, and you would know what’s going on. Kathleen would make sure of it.
Note to Kathleen: Time to heat up the old website.