Councillor James Pasternak had his bid to undo about $1.7 million in cuts to the budget voted down by the budget committee but he's vowing to ask city council to overrule his committee colleagues.
If he gets the support of left-leaning councillors he may get his wish to use some of the 2011 budget surplus to fund six programs including the High Park Zoo and Far Enough Farm that were put on the chopping block earlier this year.
Pasternak also put forward a seperate motion to postpone imposing solid waste fees on charities, institutions and religious organizations. That motion to put off the fees would cost the city around $258,000 and was also defeated by the budget committee.
The ward 10 councillor is confident that he'll likely be able to ram his budget reversals through at city council based on voting patterns over the past five months.