ELECTION RESULTS: Resounding Re-Election for Guthrie, 5 New Councillors

The results of the 2022 Guelph Municipal Election were predictable in some ways, but really quite surprising in others. Among the especially notable surprises is that while nine incumbents were running for re-election, only eight of them are coming back to the council table in the new term. As for those five new councillors, who are they exactly? Let’s go through the returns below! Continue reading “ELECTION RESULTS: Resounding Re-Election for Guthrie, 5 New Councillors”

Collaborative Problem Solving the Goal with Candidate Panel at 10C

At 10C Shared Space today there was a candidate forum that tried to put the emphasis on sharing in lieu of debating. About a dozen of the candidates running in Wards 1, 2 and 3 came out in front of a live studio audience for the first to two council candidate forums to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, as outlined by the U.N., and how we can incorporate those goals into the solutions for the challenges facing Guelph. Continue reading “Collaborative Problem Solving the Goal with Candidate Panel at 10C”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Rodrigo Goller, Ward 2 Councillor

“Over the last four years I have enjoyed connecting with my constituents over coffee, on the phone, via email or at in-person or virtual town-halls, to understand your thoughts and priorities on all important issues coming to Guelph City Council. If I am re-elected, I will continue to provide accessible and accountable leadership in our Ward.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Rodrigo Goller, Ward 2 Councillor”

GUELPH POLITICAST #332 – Rookies No More!

While every city council term brings its own unique challenges, it’s safe to say that no one’s seen challenges quite as unique as the ones experienced over the last two-and-a-half years. As we head into summer break for council, and as we head toward the final month of nominations to run in the October 24 municipal election, we’re sitting down with Guelph’s newest city councillors to talk about their experiences. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #332 – Rookies No More!”

RECAP: Ward 2 Councillors Hear Concerns About High Density Designation

It’s quite unusual to have a town hall meeting with ward councillors in the middle of summer and in the middle of an election year, but these are unusual times. In advance of a special meeting on Monday about the newest Official Plan Amendment, Ward 2 Councillors James Gordon and Rodrigo Goller, plus Ward 5 Councillor Leanne Caron, lead a virtual town hall about the high density zoning of 41-45 George Street. Here’s what happened…. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 2 Councillors Hear Concerns About High Density Designation”

Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #2

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 #2”

FedDev Minister Brings Millions of New Investment to Guelph and Wellington

The Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) spent the day in Guelph on Friday with nearly $13 million to burn in her pocket. Two stops on her public schedule delivered money for a new green technology innovation fund, and money to help improve area tourist attractions including Guelph’s biggest and most famous park. Continue reading “FedDev Minister Brings Millions of New Investment to Guelph and Wellington”

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: Ward 2 Warms Up a Week of Public Feedback on the Budget

It was not the biggest of virtual crowds on Wednesday night, but it likely provided a nice warm up for a whole week of public events and town halls about this year’s budget. Here’s the recap of the Ward 2 virtual town hall about the 2021 Guelph Budget including questions about trails, prioritizing infrastructure, and the appearance of increasing the police budget, no matter how slightly, in this of all years. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 2 Warms Up a Week of Public Feedback on the Budget”

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”