Under Rob Ford:
- Toronto’s debt burden, or debt to total revenues ratio, has risen by 3% (from 34% in 2010 to 37% in 2013).
- Property taxes have risen 4.5% since 2010, supported by Rob Ford while simultaneously guaranteeing homeowner tax cuts which would have eliminated the surplus that Rob boasted was his doing.
- Since 2011, transit fees have have risen and are set to rise approximately 1.6% per year.
- Unemployment — for which Ford is personally responsible — is up 0.6% (from a “post-recession” high of 9.2% in 2010 to 9.8% at present).
- Toronto services and service levels were cut under under the guise of government “savings” and reducing city debt while Rob Ford backed ever-increasing salary increases to the same city workers that he criticized.
- The spending of tax money at City Hall has increased since 2010 while Rob has sunk millions of dollars into personally-championed schemes, project cancellations, and reports, easily offsetting and reversing any of the purported savings to the taxpayer that he’s been boasting about. This is before any tax increases, fee hikes, or new debts are included.
“This is the path the Fords have chosen, and it is clearly working!”
I Hate the War on Mayor Rob Ford