Toronto mayor and admitted crack cocaine user, Rob Ford, plans to hit the ground running when he returns to his seat of power on June 30. Ford notified the city clerk in a letter released on Tuesday that he’ll be back at work later this month.
“Kindly be advised that I will be returning to work at City Hall on Monday, June 30th, 2014, in the later portion of the afternoon,” Ford said in the letter dated Jun. 2, according to the Toronto Star. The document, which city officials said they didn’t receive until Jun. 16, also informed the clerk to “change back the locks.”
At a news conference in November, Ford admitted to having smoked crack saying, “Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine but … am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Um, probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago.”
For the last two months he has been at the GreenStone Treatment Center in Ontario, undergoing treatment for substance abuse. Ford was stripped of some of his powers and in his absence, the city has been run by Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly.
Upon returning to office, Ford will begin addressing an agenda of issues facing Toronto as well as campaigning for his second term as Mayor. With the smell of blood in the water, campaigning for the seat of power has already begun in his absence. Election day will be October 27th.