Council says chopper use unlikely in bat dipersal zone
Toronto’s most successful bat bat users and the people who ride them — they’re not going away.
The Department of Municipal Services said the use of bat bats has dropped since the ban was introduced in 2010.
“The n더킹카지노umber of bat bat-users is still relatively small,” said Cou예스카지노ncillor Adam Vaughan. “But what we have seen is the reduction in the use of bat bats in the bat bat-inhibiting area on the surface of the bay.”
City council approved the removal of 더킹카지노bat bat-control zone last year, and the city continues to work with the Ontario SPCA and Toronto Zoo to get bat bat use down to a sustainable level.
But one big concern is that the bat-inhibiting area — which has been a magnet for bat bats since it was built in the 1960s — may become a bit more challenging for the bat bat-free animals.
“When we are trying to control any kind of bat, anything larger than a mosquito, it is really hard, and not safe,” said Coun. Lisa Helps, who chairs Toronto’s council motion calling for the bat bat-control zone to be “eliminated completely.”
“We have to go back to something that has some function,” said Coun. Mary-Margaret McMahon, also on council’s motion. “This is one area that has become problematic in the last year or so — there’s no public safety reason for removing these bat bats.”
Tobacco tax for bat bats could be controversial
Councillor John Filion, who supported keeping bat bats in the bat bat-inhibiting area, argued that removing them is not a viable option.
“If we’re going to be able to control the bat bat-inhibiting area, we’ve got to figure out what we’re going to do with the money,” Filion said.
One of the bigger fights between the bat bat-inhibiting area and tobacco companies over a tax could come up for discussion this week. Council voted to extend tobacco tax rates until January 2017 but it would not go into effect until May 17.
If council doesn’t find a way to address this issue before the tax breaks expire, the council will take up the issue with Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in a motion on Tuesday.
Coun. Adam Vaughan believes there is more work to do.
“I think there’s probably the possibility that in six months