When the Board of Control approved a request for a 19 per cent increase in the London Economic Development Corp. (LEDC) budget for this year, it as much as guaranteed that the hike would be approved by Council as a whole on February 21. After all, what councillor would want to take a stand against economic development? But one, Cont. Bud Polhill, is at least still asking questions about the budget increase — appropriately enough, as it turns out, since controllers who passed the request hadn't even seen the LEDC budget itself. What price oversight at City Hall? Apparently more than $355,000 at least.