the concern to democracy is representation of counselors properly represent of city of almost 3 million and growing counselor would represent about a hundred and twelve thousand the closest Canadian comparison we could find is actually Calgary one councillor for every 84000 people and compare that to Montreal which has 65 City Council Members that’s one for every 26 thousand people and that range for is Ford’s point that it doesn’t matter how many counselors a city has and good governance will overcome any points to Los Angeles as an example we had 44 counselors and we about 2.8 million people roughly they looked at me like we had three heads now 4 days right about La it has 15 City councilors for a population of 4 million that’s one councillor for 265,000 is that more efficient cost-effective well that’s where it gets a little complicated a Los Angeles City councillor makes a little over $240,000 Canadian per year 12000 + on average La counselors have 19 staff members who of course are paid and can help manage workload Toronto the average is 3 to 4 staffThe National looks at how Toronto’s city hall compares to other big cities, and if Premier Doug Ford’s proposed changes could still maintain proper representation in a democracy.
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