RECAP: Ward 4 Reps and GNSC Head Get Last Word Before Budget Night

Less than 48 hours before the final decisions about the 2022 and 2023 budget have to be made, the Councillors from Ward 4 got the last word with their “Community Conversation.” Much of the conservation centred around the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition and the work being done by their associates in the west end, but a pretty good picture was painted about the need for some of that funding. Shall we go over the recap? Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 4 Reps and GNSC Head Get Last Word Before Budget Night”

New Numbers and Asks: Some Notes Before Budget Day

On Tuesday, Guelph City Council will meet to pass the 2021 budget and the multi-year budget forecast, or they will try and be forced to meet again on Thursday to see if they can pass a budget then. Not much has changed since the initial budget presentation on November 17, but there has been some tweaking in the last few weeks, and some significant requests made by local groups. Here are some things to be aware of before Tuesday’s meeting. Continue reading “New Numbers and Asks: Some Notes Before Budget Day”

GUELPH POLITICAST #104 – Brendan Johnson, Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition

There were 21 speakers on public delegation night for the 2018 Tax-Supported Operating Budget, and over half of them were there to support the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition. That’s 11 people, who all showed up to speak with the backing of a room full of supporters, either representing themselves, the coalition, or partner agencies that work with the coalition like the Guelph Police Service, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. What kind of organization drives such passion? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #104 – Brendan Johnson, Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition”