The City of Guelph Incentives Study was the final report by urbanMetrics, a Toronto based market, economic and strategic planning consulting firm. It was prepared for the Guelph Economic Development Department in December 2005 and has not been released to the public. Executive Summary highlights include a blueprint for the City to increase tax revenue […]
Category: Public Input
With the passing of Councillor Laura Baily, a vacancy has been created in Ward 1. It has been the City’s practise to appoint the candidate with the next highest number of votes in the most recent election. However, Council may choose to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy.
The Mayor, City Council and City Staff have been very busy preparing the Strategic Plan for Guelph. This will be the blueprint for how Guelph grows for the next 20 years. Council and staff have been holding workshops, hosting public symposiums, facilitating online surveys and conducting random phone questionnaires.
Less than 4 months after their grand opening, the plans for an expanded Wal-Mart are available for review. 6 & 7 Developments (developer of choice for Wal-Mart in Canada) originally submitted an application to build a regional power centre in Guelph in 1995. There was considerable public discussion on whether the corner of Woodlawn Road […]
What would it take to encourage you to take the bus instead of driving your car? There is has been considerable focus on climate change since Al Gore’s movie Inconvenient Truth was released last year. Clearly, we as a society will have to make major changes to our lifestyle to reduce our carbon footprint.
I really appreciated the chance to have a look at the joint councillor blog. It’s clear Sandy Walsh is doing some great work to assist you both in communicating. There are three minor suggestions below, but overall I would just want to encourage you to find a great way to let folks know that the […]
Starting March 26th, 2007 Guelph City Council meetings will be broadcast live online. Accessible, Accountable, Transparent. Rogers Television
The City of Guelph has a once in a lifetime opportunity with the availability of the O/R lands on York Road for redevelopment. The Province of Ontario wishes to work with the City to determine the best uses for these lands. The Chamber of Commerce has expressed an interest in these lands being used for […]
We want your opinion. The City is currently constructing the new City Hall (see recent photo at: http://guelph.ca/cityhall.cfm?subCatID=1508&smocid=2087 ). Council wants you to have your input in how the courtyard looks and feels. What do you think? Do you want a skating rink, chess boards, outdoor art gallery or just a huge slab of concrete? There will […]