Category: Transparency

2013 Operating Budget Variance Report Monthly Update

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 […]

Guelph to create Canada's first municipal open government action plan

The City’s innovative open government action plan—the first of its kind in Canada—is now underway. “The City is committed to pursuing an even more open, accountable, transparent and engaging municipal government—one that empowers the Guelph community to work together on innovative solutions and ultimately, all civic decisions,” said Mayor Karen Farbridge. “A tailor made open […]

City redesigns website, adds accessibility features

Beginning today, visitors to will see a completely redesigned website that will make it easier for everyone to access City services and information online. The new site includes a smoother navigation menu, direct links to the City’s social media channels, and new RSS feeds for readers who want to subscribe to timely updates. Accessibility features include […]

City’s internal auditor proposes new audit rating system, risk management framework

The City’s first ever internal auditor will propose a new audit-review rating system and enterprise risk management framework during Council’s Governance Committee today. As part of the City’s new internal audit function, approved in 2011 as part of the 2012 operating budget process, the rating system and methodology would allow for internal audits to be […]

GJR Weed Control Notice

Attached is a notice that will be placed in the City section of the Tribune next week. The product is similar to potato starch left in your pot when you boil potatoes. This test will allow field verification as to effectiveness as well as application rates and survivability from one year to the next. Staff […]

Open Government Framework

I thought it might be valuable to provide a quick update regarding my ongoing work on Open Government. As you may be aware, Open Government is one of the four ‘pillars’ to the Corporate Technology Strategy which will be coming to Council in September as I understand. I’m sure you have all come across the […]