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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Remember: If you don’t participate, you don’t count.