It seems like the Councillors of Toronto are putting their spin on Grover's (Norquist) quote for their crack smoking mayor. " shrink government down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub".
< The goal is to shrink the mayor’s office budget to the size of a councillor’s; this would enable him to retain three or four staff members and have some money for expenses. >
<Yesterday councillors—who can convene a special meeting on 24 hours’ notice if a majority of them sign a petition to do so—filed paperwork for two meetings with the City clerk’s office. Those two meetings (they need two separate ones because special meetings must, according to council procedures, be dedicated to narrowly-defined issues) will look at curbing the mayor’s authority.>
Council Will Try to Cut the Mayor’s Office Budget and Remove Ford as Chair of Executive Committee | politics | Torontoist