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Ward 6 Budget Town Hall November 17

Ward 6 Councillors are hosting a town hall meeting to talk about the City’s 2017 Budget. Learn about the City’s proposed 2017 Budget Share your thoughts Open question and answer session Thursday, November 17, 2016 7-9 p.m. Clair Road Emergency Services Centre, 160 Clair Rd West Hosted by: Councillor Mark MacKinnon Mobile: 519-829-5137 mark.mackinnon@guelph.ca Councillor Karl Wettstein 519-822-1260 x 2297 Mobile: 519-763-5105 karl.wettstein@guelph.ca  

Join Mayor Cam Guthrie for a Budget Town Hall

Mayor Cam Guthrie will host three public Town Halls where residents can learn about the City’s proposed 2017 Budget; ask questions; and have an open conversation about budget priorities and tax levels. Two of the Town Halls will be public meetings, and one will be an online “Facebook Live” chat where Mayor Guthrie will be in attendance via a live a video feed, and participants can ask questions in real time through Facebook. All are welcome, and no registration or RSVP is required. Tuesday, November 15, 7 to 9 p.m. Guelph City Hall Tuesday, November 22, 7 p.m. Facebook Live town hall at facebook.com/mayorcamguthrie Tuesday, November 29, 7 to 9 p.m. West End Community Centre, community room For more information about the City of Guelph’s proposed 2017… Continue reading Join Mayor Cam Guthrie for a Budget Town Hall

Community members invited to comment on City budget

First of four budget presentations takes place October 1 Guelph, ON, Thursday, September 19 – The City is improving opportunities for community members to get involved as staff and Council present, discuss, deliberate and approve the City’s budget. On Tuesday, October 1, City staff will present Guelph’s Capital Investment Strategy: proposed 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Forecast. During the meeting, community members are invited to make presentations supporting specific investments in buildings, roads, sidewalks, bike lanes, parks, trails, and other assets and infrastructure. “Councillors listen and respond to community feedback throughout the year, and we recognize public input is a critical part of the City’s annual budget process,” said Mayor Karen Farbridge. “We’re encouraging people to write to us and talk with us about specific projects… Continue reading Community members invited to comment on City budget

Highlights of Guelph’s Capital Investment Strategy

The City carefully assesses and prioritizes more than 350 capital plans and projects to determine how to meet the long-term needs of the community in a way that’s affordable for taxpayers. To maintain the City’s critical infrastructure and enhance Guelph’s quality of life, the City considers which investments are important to make and when, how much the City can afford each year, how much it will need to save for future years, and how to ensure contingency funds are available in the event of a crisis. Again this year, the proposed capital budget is largely focused on keeping Guelph’s facilities and infrastructure in good repair, ensuring accessibility, and meeting Guelph’s legislated requirements. Here are a few highlights: What’s in, and why Taking care of what we… Continue reading Highlights of Guelph’s Capital Investment Strategy

Guelph credit rating upgraded to AA+

Guelph, ON, August 29, 2013 – Earlier today, Standards & Poor’s Rating Services (Standards & Poor’s) increased Guelph’s credit rating from AA to AA+. “We are very pleased to see Guelph’s credit rating upgraded again this year,” said City treasurer, Al Horsman “The AA+ rating reaffirms our belief that the City’s financial position is not only healthy, it’s getting stronger.” According to the Standard & Poor’s Ratings Direct Research Update, “Guelph demonstrates good financial management, which has a positive impact on its credit profile. The City has a robust set of financial policies and annual financial statements are audited and unqualified. Guelph provides transparent, easy-to-access disclosure to pertinent information and prepares detailed operating and capital budgets.” The improved credit rating also reflects Standard & Poor’s… Continue reading Guelph credit rating upgraded to AA+

Guelph’s 2013 budget now available online

Investments focus on organizational excellence, innovation and city building GUELPH, ON, April 10, 2013 – The Council-approved 2013 budget for the City of Guelph is now available online at guelph.ca/budget. “My colleagues on City Council and I are working hard to ensure Guelph residents and businesses receive the highest quality, most affordable and efficient services from their local government,” says Mayor Karen Farbridge. “This budget helps us deliver on our mission to build an exceptional city by providing outstanding municipal service and value.” Aligned with the three focus areas of the City’s strategic plan—organizational excellence, innovation in local government, and city building—the budget allows the City to invest in strategic initiatives designed to strengthen how the City works, and continue upgrading Guelph’s aging roads, water… Continue reading Guelph’s 2013 budget now available online