Mayor Rob Ford says it is "absolutely insane" that council decided that going with an appointment process was a better method of filling Doug Holyday's vacant seat than holding a byelection in Etobicoke Centre.

When hosting his weekly radio show, Ford said he was disappointed with the decision council made about the vacancy in Ward 3 late last month.

More than that, Ford said is unhappy with the process that the vote has triggered, in which various parties will be vying to take over Holyday’s seat.

"This whole process stinks. I don’t like it, I don’t feel comfortable with it," he told Newstalk 1010 listeners on Sunday afternoon.

While the mayor isn't happy with council’s decision, he said it's now his job to support the appointment process.