Windsor city council report card: Rino Bortolin - Ward 3
CBC Windsor grades the politicians at mid-way point of their 2014-18 term
Bortolin may be new to council, but he quickly became one of the most vocal in the room, and on social media. Lashed out at plan to use synthetic ice at Charles Clark Square, saying it's "cheapening" Canadian way of life. The most frequent dissenter when votes are taken at council, he raised ire of mayor for opposing sports tourism position. Pushes an urban agenda consistent with his downtown ward, but also a champion for business interests.
Attendance record: 96.03% (121 of 126 meetings)
Travel expenses: $2,429.42
Social media: Has two Facebook accounts. One is mainly reposting city posts. Actively posting on a personal one with opinions, and engaging people. Tweets almost daily.
- Removing development charges in downtown core
- Moving downtown farmers market to Pelissier Street
- Investments in public transit
- Completing Downtown Windsor Planning Study
- Incentives for residential development downtown
Quote: "Differences of opinions and people voting differently I think is healthy. I think it creates a good, healthy debate, and I think what you see is a lot of things that go back and forth and end up coming back with a victory."