By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je was met with less than 10 attending councilors as he
prepared to deliver his fiscal budget draft to the city council on Thursday.
“I assume the ones that showed up have different opinions about the draft, the rest that didn’t come have no comments to make,” Ko responded sarcastically.
Prior to giving his drafted budget for the city’s public housing blueprints, the mayor was hoping to canvass support from each individual DPP city councilor before the interpellation.
However, due to the party’s busy campaign itinerary, a majority of its councilors were unable to attend the morning session, all except for Taipei City councilors Wang Hsiao-wei, Tung Chung-yen, Juan Chao-hsiung, Lee Chien-chang, Huang Hsiang-wei, Lin Shih-tsung, and Chou Po-ya. [FULL STORY]