City Engineer Gets a Promotion to the Command Level

Just in time for the annual meeting of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario this coming week, the City of Guelph has named the latest addition to its executive staff with Kealy Dedman being promoted as Guelph’s new Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. Continue reading “City Engineer Gets a Promotion to the Command Level”

S&P Extends AA+ Credit Rating For a Seventh Year

A prime indicator for the financial health of the Corporation of the City of Guelph, Standards & Poors has affirmed its AA+ credit rating for the City for a seventh straight year while adding that the outlook is still stable. Continue reading “S&P Extends AA+ Credit Rating For a Seventh Year”

Ford Government Relents, Puts Some Cuts to Municipalities On Hold

After weeks of advocacy and protest from mayors and city councils across Ontario, Premier Doug Ford announced this morning that cuts to childcare, public health and ambulance services funding will be stopped, at least until the end of the current fiscal year. Continue reading “Ford Government Relents, Puts Some Cuts to Municipalities On Hold”

LUMCO Still Mad After Meeting with Minister Clark

A meeting of the Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) with Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark today in Guelph seems to have lead to nowhere in term of answering LUMCO’s concerns about funding cuts. At least that’s the impression from a LUMCO statement signed by its chair, Guelph Mayor, Cam Guthrie. Continue reading “LUMCO Still Mad After Meeting with Minister Clark”

Guthrie Continues LUMCO Advocacy in Toronto

Mayor Cam Guthrie’s role as the chair of the Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) took him to Toronto Tuesday, where he stood in the press room of City Hall next to Mayor John Tory to continue the pushback against Provincial funding cuts. Continue reading “Guthrie Continues LUMCO Advocacy in Toronto”

Students Call for More Climate Action in Latest City Hall Protest

A couple of high school students rallied in front of City Hall on Friday afternoon after walking out of their classrooms to call on council to declare a climate emergency and initiate the actions to back it up. Continue reading “Students Call for More Climate Action in Latest City Hall Protest”

LUMCO Has Had it With “Downloading by Stealth”

Recent moves by the Provincial government to cut budgets for things like legal aid, library services, and conservation authorities, along with the proposed amalgamation of ambulance services and local health networks, is “downloading by stealth” according to a joint statement released by the Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO). Continue reading “LUMCO Has Had it With “Downloading by Stealth””

Guthrie Doesn’t Make Friends With Tory Retweets

Mayor Cam Guthrie has received some backlash for posts on Twitter endorsing statements made by provincial and federal Conservative officials this week, including a response from an elected school board trustee. Continue reading “Guthrie Doesn’t Make Friends With Tory Retweets”

GUELPH POLITICAST #161 – The State of the City 2019

The State of our City remains strong, but there’s room for improvement. That’s the “too long; didn’t read” version of this year’s State of the City address. There’s been a lot of discussion and analysis about Guthrie’s fifth State of the City, but as with past speeches in the last few years, the Guelph Politicast is giving you the chance to hear from the mayor directly. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #161 – The State of the City 2019”