Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #5

It’s election season here in Guelph! The nominations are open for this fall’s Municipal Election, and interested residents are filing their papers to run for positions as mayor, for city council and for a spot on one of the local school boards. Each week, this space will break down who’s new to the race, who’s running again, and where we’re still waiting for someone to show an interest! Continue reading “Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #5”

Gordon Tells Open Sources He Hopes Council Buys New Climate Action Plan

Last week, most political concerns locally were about the council decision on the 2022-2023 budget. While council was debating, Ward 2 Councillor James Gordon was appearing on CFRU’s Open Sources Guelph through the power of pre-recording an interview in advance, and while he did talk about the budget, he was just as interested in talking about a personal political initiative of his own: the Race to Zero action on climate change. Continue reading “Gordon Tells Open Sources He Hopes Council Buys New Climate Action Plan”

RECAP: Questions and More Questions about 65 Delhi Project

On Tuesday night, Ward 2 City Councillors Rodrigo Goller and James Gordon hosted their latest virtual town hall with a specific focus on Wellington County’s proposed transitional housing project at 65 Delhi Street. County staff were on hand to present information and talk about the many challenges and advantages of the project, as well as offering answers to questions posed from some very curious local residents. Let’s got to the recap… Continue reading “RECAP: Questions and More Questions about 65 Delhi Project”

RECAP: Many, Many Questions About Supportive Housing at Ward 2 Town Hall

The news that Parkview Motel might be turned into supportive housing was the subject for the entire two-hour town hall hosted by Ward 2 Councillors James Gordon and Rodrigo Goller on Thursday evening. Drop In Centre executive director Gail Hoekstra and a series of special guests took questions from the NIMBYs, YIMBYs, and everyone in between. Here’s the recap… Continue reading “RECAP: Many, Many Questions About Supportive Housing at Ward 2 Town Hall”

RECAP: Cobey Promises Change in Ward 2 Town Hall on Policing

Before the start of the pandemic, there was a town hall scheduled by the Ward 2 City Councillors Rodrigo Goller and James Gordon to talk about safety and policing in Guelph with Police Chief Gord Cobey. COVID-19 cancelled that in-person meeting at the Evergreen Seniors’ Centre, but a couple of months later, the virtual version of that same town hall seemed even more well-timed as about 40 people wanted to talk about issues of racism. Continue reading “RECAP: Cobey Promises Change in Ward 2 Town Hall on Policing”

GUELPH POLITICAST Replay – Freedom to Read Week

We’re presently in the middle of Freedom to Read Week, a national celebration of free expression that takes place in libraries, schools and arts venues across Canada. It’s a powerful reminder that issues of free expression and censorship are still prevalent here in Canada, and in other places around the world, so we’re going to remind you of that with a couple of previous Politicast interviews. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST Replay – Freedom to Read Week”

CITY PAGES: Road Safety, Transit Passes, and Mayor’s Awards

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Road Safety, Transit Passes, and Mayor’s Awards”

RECAP: Ward 2 Town Hall Covers PACE, and Previews Future Struggles

On Saturday, Ward 2 City Councillors Rodrigo Goller and James Gordon held one of their bimonthly town halls at the Evergreen Seniors Centre. Much of the meeting covered the work being done by Our Energy Guelph, including the PACE program, but there were hints about what might be coming at Monday’s planning meeting, and at the end of the month concerning dog parks. Watch the video, or recap the town hall below: Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 2 Town Hall Covers PACE, and Previews Future Struggles”

RECAP: Ward 2 Town Hall Goes Deep in Budget Discussions

Ward 2 Councillors James Gordon and Rodrigo Goller joined a couple of dozen of their constituents on Saturday afternoon to do a deep dive and some Q&A on the 2020 Guelph Budget. You can follow the tweets or watch the video from the live stream below: Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 2 Town Hall Goes Deep in Budget Discussions”

RECAP: Ward 2 Town Hall Featured a Lot of Library Talk

Councillors James Gordon and Rodrigo Goller held a town hall at Brant Ave Public School Saturday afternoon, and although the original goal was to talk about the 2020 budget and Ward 2 issues, many came out for a dress rehearsal of Monday’s sure to be contentious meeting about the Baker District Redevelopment and the new main library. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 2 Town Hall Featured a Lot of Library Talk”