What a legacy this guy leaves for the City he claims to love? He bends over for the union, watches as the garbage men hold the city hostage for 2 months during the summer, gives them a whopping pay raise, OT and double-time, caters to his left-wing socialist buddies, then with no viable candidate within miles, announces he’s not running for Mayor again.
He actually said this in the paper, “While it’s been a difficult decision, I feel secure in my priorities, proud of my record and confident in my vision for the city I love,” Miller said, noting he had made the decision privately after his 2006 mayoral win.
“When I was a councillor, the demands on me and my family were significant. After my election as Mayor, the pressures on me as a father and as a husband became immense, and I realized then were I to be re-elected in 2010, and serve until 2014, my daughter would be in university and my son would be about to graduate from high school.”
Miller’s announcement comes on the heels of a 39-day civic strike this summer. His handling of the negotiations made him a target in the media and polls showed his declining popularity.
As recently as yesterday Miller was having to fend off questions about not revealing the full amount of the city’s sick bank liability which is about $200 million more than he disclosed.
His legacy for the city? Increase pay of unionized workers, freeze the pay of non-unionized workers and almost bankrupt the City.
Please Mayor Miller… Go NOW!!!
I guess he’s hoping that the next Mayor will suck worse than him… Chances are he cannot unless he’s another left-winger like Jack Layton or Bob (I’m a Liberal now) Rae.
That makes me sick!