Rob Ford votes against community grant programs

Although the real fireworks at today's City Council meeting are expected to take place when it comes time to debate the removal of the Jarvis bike lanes, here's a little tidbit from the morning that's worthy of note. Mayor Rob Ford voted against each and every community grant program today.

According to the Star's Daniel Dale, "the city's grants allocations for 2011 were about to sail through council without a discussion or vote when Ford rose to say he wanted to be recorded as opposing all of the grants programs. Council then voted on them individually."

Each one of the grant allocations ultimately passed — with Ford and in one case his brother Doug as the only naysayers — but in the absence of an explanation from the mayor, one is left to wonder why he thought this symbolic stand was a good idea.

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