Council composition and ward boundary review

Council composition and
ward boundary review

Council composition and ward boundary review

We’re reviewing how well our current Council structure and wards work for you, as we strive to become future ready. Here’s everything you need to explore fair and complete representation for our city as it grows.

This review will affect how you’re represented in local government. Engagement will be done remotely during COVID-19, using online tools at haveyoursay.guelph.ca.

We’re reviewing Council composition and ward boundaries in three phases:

  1. Council composition and employment status
  2. Ward boundaries
  3. Compensation and support

About the Council composition and ward boundary review

Participate online

Share your questions and comments and participate in online surveys.

Learn about Council Composition

How Council structure can change to serve our community.

Learn about ward boundaries

Changing ward boundaries offers effective representation.

For more information

Dylan McMahon, Manager and Deputy City Clerk
Legislative Services, City Clerk’s Office
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2811
[email protected]

Timeline

Council composition

done

January 27-February 12, 2020

  • Interviews with Mayor and Council
done

September 4, 2020

  • Engagement for City Council composition ends
done

November 5, 2020

  • City Council meets to discuss the proposed recommendations to City Council composition

Ward boundaries

done

January 4, 2021

  • Engagement options for part one of the ward boundary review where the community prioritizes their needs for Guelph’s wards.
done

January 13, 2021

  • Tune in to the virtual town hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
done

January 22, 2021

  • Engagement for part one closes
done

February 23, 2021

  • Engagement opens for part two of the ward boundary review including preliminary ward boundary options.
done

March 14, 2021

  • Engagement for part two closes.

April 6, 2021

  • Engagement opens for part three of the ward boundary review including the final ward boundary options.

April 7, 2021

April 13, 2021

April 20, 2021

  • Engagement for part three closes.

June 10, 2021

  • Report with recommendations for Guelph’s ward boundaries is live on guelph.ca/council

June 21, 2021

  • City Council meets to discuss the proposed recommendations to Guelph’s ward boundaries (presentation and delegation night).

June 23, 2021

  • City Council meets to discuss the proposed recommendations to Guelph’s ward boundaries (final decision night).

December 31, 2021

  • Legislated deadline for passing of the ward boundary bylaw in order to be in effect for the 2022 municipal election

October 2022

  • Municipal election that incorporates the City Council composition and ward boundary changes