Category: Transparency

Community to create Guelph's open government priorities

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

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

Today the City released its first six datasets on 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 […]

2013 Year End Operating Budget Variance Forecast

Staff memo. At its meeting of September 15, 2013, the Corporate Administration, Finance and Enterprise Committee received the June 2013 Year End Variance Report that identified a projected year end unfavourable variance of $2.36 million (as of June 30, 2013). CAFE Committee further directed staff to provide monthly updates on progress towards mitigating the projected […]

Information Flow Protocol

Staff memo. You will recall that on Sept. 30, 2013 Council approved an Information Flow Protocol to formalize professional practices related to sharing information between Council and staff. This document serves as a framework to support knowledge exchange efforts to respect Council’s rights to access information while also protecting obligations to privacy and confidentiality. Although […]