City releases its first digital Guelph. Future Ready progress report

Read the Council staff report Guelph, Ont., June 18, 2021 – The City of Guelph is sharing its first Guelph. Future Ready progress report with Council and community on June 28. The digital progress report presents a balanced and transparent view of how the City is making progress towards achieving its Guelph. Future Ready. Strategic Plan initiatives, and highlights key data and stories from 2020 including key performance indicators and advancement on strategic initiatives. “The progress report and dashboard allows us to showcase our […]

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Choose between final four ward boundary and Council composition options

Online engagement runs until April 20 Guelph, Ont., April 6, 2021 – The City has released four final ward boundary options for the community’s consideration online at haveyoursay.guelph.ca until April 20, in addition to a report from the independent consultant explaining each option. The ward boundary options include the following configurations: Two six-ward options with slightly different boundaries, 12 part-time councillors, two per ward. A five-ward option, 10 part-time councillors, two per ward. An eight-ward option, eight full or part-time […]

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City launches ward boundary review engagement

Join the conversation online at haveyoursay.guelph.ca Guelph, Ont., January 4, 2021 – Community input is open for the next phase of the Council composition and ward boundary review—how many wards Guelph should have and where they should start and stop. The ward boundary review engagement will be done in three separate, but distinct parts. During part one, starting today until January 22, the community will prioritize the criteria from the Municipal Act that must be considered during a ward boundary […]

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2021 City Budget Virtual Ward 2 Town Hall

Hello Neighbours! You are invited to join Councillors James Gordon and Rodrigo Goller on Wednesday November 18th at 7pm for a conversation about the 2021 City of Guelph budget. We will be joined by a City staff member from the Finance department, who will present an overview of the 2021 budget and answer your questions. We look forward to seeing you there and hearing about your priorities for next year’s budget. Here’s the 2021 City of Guelph Budget Information: https://guelph.ca/city-hall/budget-and-finance/city-budget/2021-budget/ […]

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City launches Council composition and ward boundary review

Join the conversation online at haveyoursay.guelph.ca Guelph, Ont., August 17, 2020 – The City invites community input as it starts a review of Guelph’s Council composition and ward boundaries that will explore whether the city’s local government structure should change as it grows. “This review is an opportunity to come together as a community to evaluate citizen representation and ward boundaries,” says Dylan McMahon, manager of Legislative Services in the City Clerk’s Office. “Residents will help decide if change is […]

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Findlay's last Deuce post

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Guelph for their continuing support over the last 8 years. It has been my honour and privilege to represent Ward 2. I started this blog early in my first term to engage our community in something new called social media. It was the first blog by an elected official in the City of Guelph, and indeed, one of the first by a politician in Canada. It was a steep […]

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Change Camp event to inform Guelph’s Open Government Action Plan

Press release. The City of Guelph is asking its citizens to help design their government based on the principles of open government: participation, innovation, transparency and accountability. On May 30, the City is hosting a Change Camp that will explore approximately 100 ideas generated by a variety of community-based initiatives and set the direction for Guelph’s Open Government Action Plan. “Our success is directly tied to how well the principles of open government are embraced by the community,” said Blair […]

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Open Guelph Change Camp – May 30!

Staff memo. To follow up my May 6 presentation to Governance Committee, I have attached a document which provides information to help further explain the concept of open government. I believe that this will clarify some of your outstanding questions, however, it will not answer all of them. The reason for this is because we are still developing the action plan which will clearly demonstrate what open government can mean for the City of Guelph. In partnership with community stakeholders […]

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Jammers work to break down barriers to healthy living

Press release. Residents, community partners and various government partners gathered for a two-day HealthJam in Guelph May 14 and 15. Hosted by the City of Guelph in collaboration with local, provincial and federal partners, HealthJam 2014 explored how the community can work together to break down barriers and inequalities, co-creating solutions so that all Guelph residents can enjoy good health. Sixty jammers and mentors gathered each day to discuss the challenges presented before working together to create and test solutions. […]

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Be a Part of Open Government in Guelph

Be a Part of Open Government in Guelph The City of Guelph wants to work with members of the community to become a more ‘open’ government to deliver better public service. As part of this strategy, the City is looking to obtain opinions from members of the Downtown Guelph Business Association to help to develop their Open Government Action Plan. We are asking you to participate in a 10 minute survey to learn what Open Government will mean in Guelph […]

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