Toronto Spoke: “I refuse to pit my public services against one another,” says Jennifer Arango

Beginning at 9:30 a.m. and extending through to the next morning, the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee — led by Mayor Rob Ford — heard more than one hundred and fifty deputations from a diverse group of citizens. In a sincere bid to ensure that the passion, insight and creativity displayed over the course of that epic meeting is not forgotten, Ford For Toronto will be posting a deputation video every weekday for the month of August.

Deputant: Jennifer Arango (twitter)

Occupation: Administrative Coordinator at the Toronto Women’s City Alliance; Freelance Translator & Interpreter (Spanish)

Political History: The Toronto Women’s City Alliance thing; also has received a lot of press regarding this deputation

Scheduled Speaker No.: 52; Actual Speaker No.: 51

Note: Jennifer’s deputation is posted today by request. It is unknown why her factual observation that, despite a strong contingent of women on Toronto City Council, only two sit on the Executive Committee was received so negatively by Councillors Holyday, Minnan-Wong and Mammoliti.

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