Rocco Rossi Campaign for Mayor

Rocco Rossi Campaign for Mayor

September 16, 2010 10:11 ET

Rossi To Turn City Hall Into Idea Factory

Mayoral Candidate Calls For City Hall Suggestion Box To Gather Good Ideas From Torontonians

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2010) - Rocco Rossi took to the foot of Bathurst Street this morning to announce his plan for a City Hall suggestion box to open up City Hall to good ideas from the people of Toronto.

"The Island Airport, the businesses that operate here, and the challenges they have faced from City Hall are a clear example of what is wrong in Toronto," said Rossi, calling it symbolic of the "attitude of career politicians who think that every new idea is a bad idea."

The Island Bridge was a "big idea," said Rossi, that would "create thousands of jobs" and produce "nearly $200 million in economic gains for the city."

Rossi said that under his Toronto Good Ideas Foundation (TGIF) a suggestion box would be located right on Nathan Phillips Square for Torontonians to drop in their new ideas. TGIF would also have web and phone access.

"Each idea will be reviewed, some will be studied and together, we'll implement the best," said Rossi.

Rossi noted that career politicians Councillor Ford and George Smitherman were quick to reject the big ideas announced by Rossi throughout the week, including the right to recall, term limits, and freeze and fix plan to rein in spending and get city finances under control.

"I believe a fault line opened in the race this week between those who want to lead with vision and those, like my opponents, who just want to be left alone and left behind," said Rossi. "This race is about Torontonians who want to build this city, who want to make it a better place, but are being ignored by City Hall."

"I am ready to be your Mayor because Torontonians are ready to make their voices heard again," concluded Rossi.

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