Take a moment to have your say and shape Guelph

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Hello Neighbours! Rodrigo here. Just wanted to take a moment to remind you that the City of Guelph has a community engagement platform called ‘Have Your Say Guelph’ ( haveyoursay.guelph.ca ), where the City regularly hosts opportunities for community members to speak up, be heard and help shape the direction we take as a growing […]

Statement from the Office of the CAO re: Urbacon Settlement

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Press release. Last night City Council received a staff report regarding settlement of the City’s litigation with Urbacon and it directed staff to make public the details of the settlement. Read the City Council resolution regarding the settlement with Urbacon . The City and Urbacon have settled the litigation out of court for $6.635 million […]

Governance Committee today

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A resident’s observations sent to Councillor Bell and myself.. I enjoyed sitting in on the Governance Committee today, as strange as that might sound! Governance has always been an interest of mine. I appreciated the amendments you were making today – taking notifications of oral presenters as close the meetings as possible, accepting e-petitions, and […]

Community to create Guelph's open government priorities

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Today community members are invited to officially begin sharing what they know about open government with the City, and identifying their priorities for making it a reality in Guelph. The information provided will shape the City’s Open Government Action Plan (OGAP)—a five year road map of the City’s open government activities, scheduled to go to […]

City and University co-host first hackathon

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For the first time ever, the City and University of Guelph are co-hosting—for the first time—a community hackathon in celebration of the internationally-recognized Open Data Day on February 22. The hackathon is designed for students, local application developers and interested community members to use City data to create innovative mobile and web-based applications and tools […]

City’s data catalogue now open

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Today the City released its first six datasets on guelph.ca/opendata for public use. The datasets, or collections of raw, electronic information currently include Guelph Transit bus stops; municipal election polling stations and subdivisions; Guelph’s ward boundaries; and recreation program information. Later this week, an additional six datasets will be added to the catalogue. “As we […]