While it would be weird to say it that way if he was against it keep in mind the vote was if we should look into it not if we should do it. Someone can look forward to looking into and learning about something they don't necessarily believe is the right move for where they live/represent.
The problem is that Ned is on CFAX making policy statements that I highly doubt the Mayor or anyone else on council has been consulted on. I am sure that Fred will be having a sit down with young Ned and welcoming his energy and enthusiasm but reminding him that council and not Ned decide what policies they are going to implement that that they need to speak publicly with a unified voice. All that happens otherwise is that people get upset or confused and the Mayor and council get blindsided with calls.