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By: Rob Roberts
Published :February 05, 2008, 5:20 PM
Source: National Post To read the article in the National Post
"Several key city councillors have lined up to kill or roll back a controversial proposal buried in the 2008 budget to hike hourly rental fees for ice rinks, pools and sports fields by an average of 21.5%.
As opposition to the plan mushroomed today, Shelley Carroll, the budget chief, and Joe Mihevc, chairman of the recreation committee, scrambled to explain why the public was not told about the proposed permit increases when the $8.2-billion budget was unfurled last week or when the city unveiled a policy Jan. 7 to increase fees for registered programs like yoga and gymnastics classes."