Because the number is totally bullshit, but nobody seems to be able to effectively call Rob Ford on it.
If you look at the numbers, there are savings for scrapping the vehicle registration tax, money taken from reserves, budgets where they didn't end up paying as much as they expected to, and increased user fees. So he's essentially claiming he saved his household money by quitting his second job, taking money from his savings account instead of chequing account, not buying that new home entertainment system he briefly thought of buying, and charging his children rent.
This is really strange. Why is Penachetti all of a sudden coming out with this? I am seriously considering the possibility that the Fords have something on him.