And the mismanagement continues. The City of London has reported a $9 million dollar surplus of taxpayer loot this year and into the hands of consultants and advocacy groups it goes. Taxspenders and treehuggers rejoice. If you are an aspiring community advocate, London Ontario is the place to be. Only $850,000 of that money is expected to go toward reducing the tax burden, and Londoners can expect a continued corresponding neglect of essential services to go along with that kick in the face. Driving the streets of London is akin to riding over an endless series of railroad tracks, the aging infrastructure makes the likelihood of costly sinkholes more probable each day, and you can look forward to yet another tax increase next year along with more stringent demands on how you sort your garbage. Funding won from other levels of government is quickly gobbled up as deserved revenue, as are any "surpluses". Welcome to London.