City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 20 Meeting?

After weeks of presentations and questions from council, it’s time for you, the people, to have your say about the 2019 Guelph Budget.

Public Delegations for the Tax Supported Operating Budget and the Local Boards and Shared Services Budget – Operators are standing by if you want to share your two cents about the two main pieces of the 2019 Guelph Budget.

So far, there are already six delegates who have signed up to speak at the meeting.  Kithio Mwanzia, President and CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will make his usual appeal, and Andrew Cleary, the President of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1189, is also down to speak at the meeting.

Two members of the Rotary Club of Guelph, Carolyn Weatherson and Jim MacKenzie, will also be speaking to the 2019 Budget, but on what part of it is presently unknown. Gary Pomfret is also listed as a delegate on behalf of Wellington Condominium Corporation 158.

Jan Klotz of the Guelph Community Health Centre is also listed as a speaker. The correspondences from Marty Williams and Meg Dunning of the Downtown Guelph Business Association, and from the Guelph CHC indicate that Klotz will likely be speaking to the continued funding of the Welcoming Streets Initiative, which Mayor Cam Guthrie has already announced his intention to seek funding for.

If you would like to submit your name as a delegate, or submit a correspondence, for the meeting, you have until Friday February 15 at 10 am to let the Clerk’s Office know. You can get all the information on how to submit here.

This special budget meeting of council will take place at 6 pm on February 20 in the council chambers.

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