It's going to be more difficult to do essential seismic retrofits to schools, if this flaky board sets a precedent. As they have said, saving lives goes hand-in-hand with all the loony things they want done. Why not scrimp on steel, so we can put in a solar panel? Of course, these guys would say that we're not carving away the seismic budget, but we're asking for more money out of an bottomless pot!
Toronto is the same. Let's do Miller-things and not worry about seismic! Then when the earthquake comes and schools collapse, hands are wringing, blame is flying, and Miller's only worry is the active volcano at his retirement resort.