RECAP: Mayor & Ward 4 Councillors Talk Policing & Budget at Town Hall

It’s a known fact that Mayor Cam Guthrie got his start in politics as one of the councillors for Ward 4, and on Thursday night he virtually returned to his stomping groups with current Ward 4 Councillors Mike Salisbury and Christiner Billings. A cast of thousands (sort of) also joined Guthrie, Salisbury and Billings to talk about the 2021 Budget and issues of policing in Guelph in the second in a series of pre-budget virtual town halls. Continue reading “RECAP: Mayor & Ward 4 Councillors Talk Policing & Budget at Town Hall”

GUELPH POLITICAST #233 – Parks or Wreck

Despite conventional wisdom about there being no news in August, over 100 people went to Margaret Greene Park last week to confront City councillors, staff, and Metrolinx reps about a plan to build a traction power substation in a portion of the park. The events in the west end capture in a microcosm of big concerns about public engagement, and development running roughshod over neighbourhood concerns. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #233 – Parks or Wreck”

RECAP: Ward 4 Town Hall Rounds Out Direct Feedback on Budget ’20

The last town hall of the budget season unfolded Tuesday night at the West End Rec Centre as Ward 4 Councillors  Christine Billings and Mike Salisbury  answered constituent questions about the 2020 budget, and then talked to some west side concerns. You can read the live tweets below, or, if you don’t care for reading, you can watch the original live stream. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 4 Town Hall Rounds Out Direct Feedback on Budget ’20”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Mike Foley for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

Mike Foley aims to be a new voice on the Upper Grand District School Board as one of two representatives for Wards 2, 3, and 4. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Mike Foley for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Tina Danese for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

Tina Danese is aiming for an upset in the race for Ward 2, 3, and 4 Trustee for the Upper Grand District School Board running against one other challenger and the two incumbents. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Tina Danese for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Christine Billings for Ward 4 Councillor

After a four-year hiatus, Christine Billings returned to council as one of two new representatives for Ward 4, and now she’s asking for four more. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Christine Billings for Ward 4 Councillor”

Greg Schirk (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire

Like many candidates, Greg Schirk’s pride and dedication to the Royal City comes from spending most of his life as a Guelphite. He grew up in Guelph and then studied carpentry and broadcasting at Conestoga College. Career-wise, Schirk is a licensed glazier metal mechanic and has a successful career selling energy efficient window and door products to home owners and property managers. Continue reading “Greg Schirk (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire”