David Rider blogging for the Star:
Sources report major tension between Mayor Rob Ford’s hand-picked budget chief and the mayor’s office ahead of Monday’s budget launch.
Mike Del Grande, an accountant by trade and well-known at City Hall for his gruff demeanour, has been demanding more input into the operating and capital budgets about to launch, the sources say.
via The Goods.
Interesting, if true. Ford not-playing-well-with-others isn’t surprising. What was surprising was the appearance that he was willing to do so during his campaign and through the early weeks of his administration. Collaboration has never been in his nature.
Budget talks start on Monday. Let’s see if Ford can keep his cool through the process.