Say hello to:

GrassRoots Guelph

For the people, by the people

GrassRoots Guelph is a new organization in Guelph that is dedicated to increasing public participation in civic politics and presenting views on how to improve our city. GrassRoots Guelph is about encouraging City Hall to adopt policies that will result in:

• reducing debt
• making government more transparent, and
• applying common sense to municipal decision-making.

Basic stuff actually, but a growing necessity in Guelph.

GrassRoots Guelph (GRG) is non-partisan, non-profit and incorporated.

GRG is not beholden to any individual, union or corporation. It is an organization that will help Guelph taxpayers mobilize to effect change in the City of Guelph’s civic governance.

GRG founders come from all walks of life and all parts of the city, with a focused intent to bring transparency, clarity and cost control to the administration of our city.

The litany of events that have driven up our municipal taxes and debt is evidence enough to elect those who can return the city to an open and affordable community. It will not be an easy task for the next Mayor and City Council. But it will happen with the support of the people.

To join our movement, send your name and address, email address and telephone contact information to grassrootsguelph2014@gmail.com. Membership is free and entitles you to receive the regular GrassRoots Guelph e-newsletter plus a link to guelphspeaks.ca, the blog with the largest following in the city. Between the two sources, you will be up-to-date on what is going on in our city, and you will receive news and commentary that you won’t find in the traditional media.

Join today.

Remember: If you don’t participate, you don’t count.

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Say hello to:

  1. nice try

    “the blog with the largest following in the city”??? – making up facts isn’t a good way to get people to trust you.

    • nice try: Ah! The nameless trolls are stirring. It is expected that the attacks would come once the people organized to save their city from almost seven years of financial mismanagement.

    • James: At first I blinked and then read the copy in the old website. Deja Vu? GrassRoots Guelph is on the march to inform citizens and encourage them to participate and vote. This time there is no shortage of evidence that the city is being seriously mismanaged. Only an election can start to turn things around and a return to the principles established by city forefathers of prudence in financial matters, transparency of civic business and careful development for the benefit of all citizens. Question? Is Joe Sharpe still around?

  2. Joe Sharpe

    Joe sharpe moved to cambridge a few years ago. They have zero debt and the taxes for a 1200 sq ft bungalow are about $500. less

  3. B. MacDonald

    I love it that some people are digging for facts, then telling us what is really happening in our fair city. Congrats!

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