Rossi would bring BIAs to City Hall

Mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi said he would give Toronto business improvement areas "a seat at the table and a voice in decisions," during a speech he delivered at a restaurant this morning.

He pledged that if elected mayor, the roughly 70 neighborhood groups would have a say in city spending and taxation.

According to the Toronto Star, Rossi released a five-point-plan, which includes establishing a "neighbourhood business council" with a "pipeline right into City Hall" and doubling pedestrian corridors in his first year.

Rossi added that he would improve pothole repairs, graffiti removal, snow removal, repair of "public spaces" and street cleaning in commercial districts.

More voices all City Hall sounds good, but this could easily become an issue of too many cooks. Based on the current efficacy of City Hall, do we really need another chair filled?

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