Category: City Policy

City addresses longer than expected lineups

Press release. Election staff at voting locations throughout Guelph has been reporting a stronger than expected turnout to City officials today. In addition the City became aware of a syncing issue with the electronic voters’ list earlier this afternoon, which also lead to an increase in wait times. “When voters were adding themselves or updating […]

Resumption of overnight parking restriction

Staff memo. Please note the overnight parking restriction (2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.) which is in effect annually resumes November 1. To prepare the public for the return of this restriction and to provide information on the City’s parking exemption process, starting later this week :Announcements will be placed in local print media (Tribune, Ontarion) · Public information will be provided through the City’s web page and social […]

Transformation in Local Government

Good work happening here in Guelph. Memo from Staff. You will find an article which I authored in your October edition of Municipal World Magazine. It is entitled `Transformation in Local Government. `The Editors wrote a tag line that reads `Municipalities must sink or swim, adapt or fail, as old systems are being challenged by […]

Dolime/RVD Mediation

Staff memo. Although we are in a legal mediation process and this update is confidential and subject to solicitor-client privilege, Councillors can publically release/discuss the following facts: •The City has been working for the past five years to address a long term risk to the City’s drinking water associated with quarrying operations at the Dolime […]

Guelph receives $1.1. million in Provincial funding to support active and healthy kids

Press release. Guelph has been chosen to participate in Ontario’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge program, which provides $1.1 million in Provincial funding along with training and other resources over four years. This will enable the City of Guelph to implement community-based programs and activities to promote children’s health, including healthy eating, physical activity, and healthy […]

Mercury article re Wyndham Street Bridge

Staff memo. Please be advised of the following outcomes re yesterday’s inaccurate coverage. The Mercury has amended its original article. It has been overwritten with an entirely new version. In it, the paper acknowledges the inaccurate reporting. This means the incorrect story is offline. Staff has sent a letter to the managing editor. The City will be sharing […]

Statement from the Office of the CAO re: Urbacon Settlement

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 […]