On this week’s edition of The City, Councillor Matlow is joined in studio by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti, and on the line by Councillor Paula Fletcher for the first half hour. First to be discussed is Councillor Berardinetti’s appearance with Mayor Rob Ford in the previous night’s presentation of The Nutcracker. The Councillors also discuss the upcoming Portlands public consultation, and problem solving the 2012 budget. Jonathan Goldsbie phones in to join the discussion, and Anne Pastuszak comes on to talk about the Riverdale Farm.
In Hour 2, Councillors Matlow and Berardinetti are joined by Nick Kouvalis, former chief of staff for Rob Ford, to talk about the Mayor’s first year, and the ongoing budget issues. Nick remains on the show as a part of the panel, as the Councillors talk to Clair McWatt of the Toronto Youth Cabinet, to find out how the budget is affecting Toronto’s youth. Newstalk 1010 reporter Marc Carcasole joins the discussion over the past week’s budget discussion, and we close with a word from Debbie Paser of Love Locks USA (www.lovelocksonline.com) to talk about the padlocks being cut from the Humber bridge.