“We need local leaders who advocate for reducing systemic barriers and inequity with policy, programming, and process changes. Leaders who will work to increase opportunities for student success and well-being, connect with and amplify student and community voices, and bring further transparency, accountability, and environmental sustainability to our school board.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Steve Petric for Wellington Catholic District School Board Trustee”
We used to have these quarterly check ups about transit issues, but the pandemic hit last March, and suddenly transit service was limited. Buses are still running on a reduced schedule, but now the City of Guelph is looking to the future, first with the Transportation Master Plan, and now with the review of a new 10-year plan for transit expansion. But how is all this sitting with transit fans? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #277 – The Transit Pass with TAAG”
We normally do a quarterly discussion of transit matters with a couple of our friends from the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph, or TAAG, but there’s been a lot going on lately, and it’s been really hard for friends to get together like we usually do. Getting people to take the bus in the best of times is hard, but during a pandemic? It’s time for another edition of the Transit Pass, even though these days you don’t need one. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #222 – The [No] Transit Pass [Needed]”
Several transit users, activists and city councillors took part in the first ever Transit Summit and Town Hall hosted by the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) on Saturday. The message, in a nutshell, was that there was a lot of work to do, and not a lot of time to get it done in. Continue reading “Transit Town Hall Notes the Challenges, Celebrates the Opportunity”
As teased earlier this year on the Guelph Politicast, the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) has announced the date and program for their first annual Transit Summit and Town Hall. On November 9, members of the community are invited to hear from well-known transit advocates and organizers, and City of Guelph staff on transit issues. Continue reading “Transit Summit Bringing Experts and Issues Up for Discussion”
When Steve Petric appears at council, it’s usually to speak about transit issues, but now he aims to be at council all the time as one of Ward 3’s councillors. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Steven Petric for Ward 3 Councillor”
The Open Sources Guelph interviews with council candidates continue this week with five new segments from five new people who are running again, or for the first time, for Guelph City Council.
On last Thursday’s episode we heard from Alex Green, Cathy Downer, Steve Petric, Eli Ridder, and Anshu Khurana, and now you can hear from them too by downloading the podcast version of the show.
Follow the link below, or search “Guelph Politicast” and download on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
It’s nearly a month till Election Day, which means there’s a lot of ground to cover in the next 30-some odd days. This week on Open Sources Guelph, you join our candidate interview series already in progress as we go into the field again to talk to those that seek the endorsement of the people so that they might become official city councillors.
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Oh what a year it’s been for those that take the bus in the city. First, the price of passes went up, then service was cut down to one-hour on statutory holidays, and then the loss of peak service for the summer seemed to throw a lot of things into chaos until city council conceded that they had created a problem in trying to save the city money and put on extra buses. That’s a lot to talk about and I’m tired of talking to myself about it. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #44 – Steven Petric, Transit Advocate”