Extra, Extra: Mammo's Respect for Taxpayers, the Raptors' Taste in Music, and Toronto's Satisfaction With Its Police
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Extra, Extra: Mammo’s Respect for Taxpayers, the Raptors’ Taste in Music, and Toronto’s Satisfaction With Its Police

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  • Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West), whom his constituency saw fit to re-elect despite everything, wants taxpayers to reimburse more than $48,000 in legal expenses he’s incurred trying to get out of paying a $26,000 fine levied against him for wrongly accepting $80,000 from a fundraiser he held in July, even though the reimbursement limit for councillors who successfully apply for judicial review is just $20,000. It’s up to council to decide “whether to pay all, part of, or none of the submitted invoice,” according to a report from the city clerk. The police, meanwhile, are still investigating Mammo over the fundraiser.
  • The Toronto Raptors, one of the few bright spots in Toronto’s typically grim sports scene, are sporting a 15–5 record right now, good for first in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. The CBC asked players about the music that gets them pumped up. Responses range from salsa, to Drake, to Simple Plan (the last of which our Wikipedia research indicates is still a band).
  • Despite what Toronto Police Services Board chair Alok Mukherjee described as a “crisis of confidence” between residents and cops, it turns out the Toronto Police Service is among the highest-rated City services, according to a poll conducted for Metro by MQO Research. Nearly half of survey respondents rated the police service eight out of 10 or higher, and only garbage collection wound up with a better overall score.