Tag Archives: Mayor Farbridge

Keep your handbills… But please complete another survey, and Tweet and Like something for us*

* Or, “Worried about your temporary structures? You’re kinda missing the bigger picture.**” **Or, “It’s actually about getting your data, stupid (not that I think you’re stupid).” Given the community’s response to those aspects of the City of Guelph’s draft … Continue reading

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Twister coming to Guelph?

The application of the ill-considered nuisance by-law recently considered by Council and referred back to committee would have had the effect of creating a municipality with restrictions and requirements around public activities that would have been the civil liberties version … Continue reading

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Calling bullcrap

Good for the Guelph Tribune with their editorial and cartoon that called bullcrap on the spin staff offered for restricting temporary structures such as tents on City property, as part of the proposed and highly controversial nuisance by-law: The rationale … Continue reading

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57 of 600

I have been following the Guelph Mercury’s coverage of the trial in the dispute between the City of Guelph and Urbacon. Recently, the court heard that 57 of Urbacon’s requests for information from the architect were considered “unnecessary”. That’s 57 … Continue reading

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One for the next list of 99

 A response from Guelph CAO Ann Pappert was published in yesterday’s Mercury, regarding the Bradshaw video misadventure, along with a field goal of an editorial on it today — alluding to the inescapable question… when will Council weigh in and … Continue reading

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Unexplainable photo of driver

You may recall my previous posts describing the quick destruction Zippy The Squirrel Warrior wreaked on our new roll-out green bin. The photo to the left has been the subject of some recent controversy and banter and the background to … Continue reading

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Six Hundred and Fifty-One

Furniture. Word Six Hundred and Fifty-One. What are you talking about?! So, now that some of us have managed to come to grips with post Guthrie-asked-to-have-a-committee-look-at-Council-meeting-in-August-as-well Guelph, as we now find ourselves adjusting to new realities following our brush with the near-certain unravelling of City Hall with … Continue reading

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Six Hundred And Fifty

Six hundred and fifty. That was the number of words in a recent column reacting to a Councillor’s motion that didn’t even go anywhere. But if who wrote the piece really doesn’t matter, or at least less than that Community Editorial Columnist’s politics — as a supporter of the Mayor … Continue reading

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Quote of the Month

Quote of the Month goes to Councillor Kovach, as reported by Scott Tracey on 59 Carden St.; I think the Councillor’s comment regarding Council’s recent referral to the Integrity Commissioner captured the different layers of this sad misadventure. “It’s absolutely ridiculous. Council should be embarrassed by the … Continue reading

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Wait for it —

Wait for the spin. It might go something like this: “For less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day, taxpayers of Guelph have an Integrity Watch Dog at City Hall”.

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