GUELPH POLITICAST #155 – Abhi Kantamneni

How do we better absorb data sets? Is it seeing all the numbers in black and white on pages of spreadsheets, or is by seeing it in a simple graphic that’s both colourful and interactive? Can data be beautiful? Can our municipal budget? The guest on this week’s podcast has already made the case that it can! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #155 – Abhi Kantamneni”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 16 Meeting?

In what might be the biggest piece of the annual budget, City Council will hear about where Guelph’s Capital spending will go in 2019 and beyond… Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 16 Meeting?”

Gas Taxes Mean $3 Million More for Guelph Transit in 2019

Although the Provincial government doesn’t much care for carbon taxes, they’re still sharing the wealth when it comes to revenue from the gas tax, and Guelph Transit will again be a beneficiary of the program to the tune of $3 million. Continue reading “Gas Taxes Mean $3 Million More for Guelph Transit in 2019”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 14 Meeting?

Before Committee of the Whole next Monday, City Council will get a check up on their responsibilities when it comes to the safe delivery and administration of Guelph’s drinking water.  Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 14 Meeting?”

Wroute Expands Through the Region, and All the Way to Burlington

After a successful start in September running rides every half-hour from Guelph to Kitchener, the new passenger service Wroute is already expanding to several new stops including the University of Guelph, the Waterloo Region Airport, and locations in Burlington.  Continue reading “Wroute Expands Through the Region, and All the Way to Burlington”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 14 Meeting?

Committee of the Whole meets for the first time since July, and for the first time of this new era of City Council, and the agenda includes big ticket items like red light cameras, the Parkland Dedication Bylaw, and council’s response to the Ontario government’s most controversial bit of legislation yet. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 14 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #154 – The Transit Pass with TAAG

It was quite a year for transit issues. An election year, actually. It seemed like, for once, people at City Hall were actually listening, and that transit users were being heard about all the issues, and the ongoing problems. So did we accomplish anything, and what’s coming up now in the new year? That’s why TAAG is here! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #154 – The Transit Pass with TAAG”