Municipal expert calls city housing recommendation ‘dangerous idea’

Municipal expert calls city housing recommendation ‘dangerous idea’

“An enormously dangerous idea,” is how municipal leadership author Gord Hume describes a plan to appoint a single manager at city hall to lead the turnaround of public housing.

In response to a damning KPMG report, city staff have recommended council oust the board of directors for London Middlesex Community Housing (LMCH) and the Housing Development Corporation, then appoint a municipal manager to be an interim one-person board.

But Hume, a four-time city councillor, warns, “Anytime you have a single person involved in a public agency or public money it is a situation that can be fraught with error and terror.”

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