So it appears that Mayor Stupid and Brother Dumbfuck underestimated the backlash they'd triggered by fucking around into the waterfront. A big tip of the chapeau to the folks behind CodeBlueTO, and everyone else who worked to stop them.
However, as Harvey Keitel might have said in Pulp Fiction:
It's worth remembering that while opposition might have coalesced around this particular trigger point, that opposition isn't even close to being solid or sustainable. There are still plenty of councillors in the "mushy middle" who are susceptible to flattery, bribery or bullying, and it's not as if the Ford gang doesn't have a detailed playbook.
Let's not underestimate this bunch. They may be clumsy, vulgar, overbearing opportunists, ready to sell us out at the first sign of a chance to turn a quick buck, but it would be a big mistake to think they won't learn from their mistakes. Might be worth keeping that in mind, as well as the fact that we've got more than three years to go before they have to face the voters again. That and the fact that while we've all been mesmerized by the waterfront, we don't know what else has been going on under the radar. They're probably counting on the fact that we can only keep track of so many things at once.