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”

Guthrie Welcomes LUMCO and Finds Some Common Ground

The first meeting of the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), with Guelph’s Mayor Cam Guthrie as the chair, took place on Friday. Although the meeting was closed to the public and the media, the mayor did take a few minutes to answer media questions after the meeting about what’s on LUMCO’s plate this term. Continue reading “Guthrie Welcomes LUMCO and Finds Some Common Ground”

State of the City Redux: Guthrie Keeps Things Breezy at Breakfast Club

One week ago, Mayor Cam Guthrie delivered his annual State of the City address before the membership of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. On Thursday morning, the mayor took the show down the road to Breezy Corners for the weekly breakfast meeting organized by Councillors Phil Allt and James Gordon. Continue reading “State of the City Redux: Guthrie Keeps Things Breezy at Breakfast Club”

Thomson Departure Means Another Shake Up for the CAO’s Office

City Council once again needs to go shopping for a new Chief Administrative Officer. In a surprise Friday announcement, a press release from the Mayor’s Office revealed that Derrick Thomson will be moving on after six years with the City of Guelph. Continue reading “Thomson Departure Means Another Shake Up for the CAO’s Office”

LIVE BLOG: State of the City 2019

At the annual Chamber of Commerce event, Mayor Cam Guthrie will deliver live, from the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre on Stone Road in Guelph, the State of the City! Is the State of the City strong, or merely okay? Follow along here, or on Twitter, to find out. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: State of the City 2019”

“We Hear the Urgency.” Mayor’s Task Force Wraps With Plan of Attack on Homelessness

Help is coming, and it must be a community-wide effort. These are the messages that Mayor Cam Guthrie wanted his Task Force on Homelessness and Community Safety to leave their second meeting with. Exactly when people in need will start seeing the outcome of these deliberations is still a question though. Continue reading ““We Hear the Urgency.” Mayor’s Task Force Wraps With Plan of Attack on Homelessness”

Guelph Politico’s Top 10 News Stories of 2018!

December means end of the year lists, and when you’re a Guelph news site, that means taking account of the last 12 months worth of stories and deciding which were the 10 most compelling. Here’s the year in news according the finest mind of Guelph Politico! Continue reading “Guelph Politico’s Top 10 News Stories of 2018!”

Minister of Transportation Announces 25 Per Cent More GO Trains – 2 of Them!

Anyone hoping for an early Christmas present in the form of two-way, all-day GO Train service between Kitchener and Union Station will have to settle for one extra trip per day in the New Year. Continue reading “Minister of Transportation Announces 25 Per Cent More GO Trains – 2 of Them!”

Guthrie Meets with Ford, But They Didn’t Discuss You Know What

Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie met with Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford on Monday, where they talked jobs, affordable housing and transportation. What they did not talk about though, was the latest controversy involving Bill 66. Continue reading “Guthrie Meets with Ford, But They Didn’t Discuss You Know What”

READ: Mayor Guthrie’s Inaugural Address

Last night, City Council met for the first time of the 2018-2022 term. Mayor Cam Guthrie laid out his thoughts and priorities for the next four years, and now Guelph Politico lays them out for you here. Check out the full text of Mayor Guthrie’s inaugural address below: Continue reading “READ: Mayor Guthrie’s Inaugural Address”