Category Archives: Finance/Budget

OPINION: Tough Decisions on Taxes Should Be Made by Council, Not Staff

The Guelph Tribune asked members of Council their thoughts on Mayor Guthrie’s upcoming notice of motion re: tax rate increase at inflation or less. Read the article here. An interesting side note:  Between November 2013 and November 2014, the Consumer … Continue reading

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Weigh In on City of Guelph 2014 Capital Budget

The 2014 Capital Budget was presented to Council in early October. It’s a mixed bag of infrastructure renewal, strategic investments, economic development and upgrading of facilities, parks and buildings. Input, questions, concerns? I would love to hear your thoughts. Learn … Continue reading

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City of Guelph Budget Public Comment Period

Over the next two weeks, we invite public comment on the proposed 2010 City of Guelph budget. As we contemplate efficiencies and possible changes to services, we need your input more than ever. The budget vote will occur on December … Continue reading

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City councillors hope to avoid cutting jobs from budget

The article below appears in the November 30, 2009 Guelph Mercury. My comments:  Trimming staff at any level is difficult.  Efficiencies in the delivery of municipal services come in many forms and neither front line staff, union or otherwise, or … Continue reading

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City and Chamber Host Meeting on Capital and Financial Plan

The City of Guelph and the Guelph Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend a discussion on the capital development and financial planning process on Tuesday July 15, at the Italian Canadian Club from 10am to noon. Guelph has major … Continue reading

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