Posted August 23, 2014
Why are there more members of Costco in Guelph (16, 000 plus) than voted for Karen Farbridge (14,000 plus) in 2010?
Why does the Mayor, who will earn $122,000 next year, receive top-up “honourariums” for serving on various boards such as the Guelph Police Services Board, The Public Health Board etc?
Does Mayor Farbridge as chair of the Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc, receive an honourarium for that job on top of her salary?
The same goes for Chief Administrative Officer Ann Pappert who earns $213,000 a year and is Chief Executive Officer of GMHI?
What happened to the search for a CEO for GMHI to replace Ms. Pappert?
Why is it when a citizen asks about the number of city staff who do not live in Guelph, that the executive Director of Corporate and Human Resources, who lives in Hamilton, is asked to reply and doesn’t answer the question?
How come council gave CAO Pappert a $20,000 moving bonus to move from Waterloo to Guelph?
Why is it that Bryan Larkin’s brief career as chief of police was the work of a person who is expert at self-promotion but left his force in a shambles?
What ever qualified Coun. June Hofland to be chair of city council’s finance committee?
Still wondering why Guelph gas prices dropped right after Costco opened its gas bar? Now if only the province would end the monopoly held by the LCBO and Beer Store. When a good single malt scotch sells for $29.95 in Florida but the identical product costs $67 in Ontario, something’s wrong.
Why is there a subcommittee of the Guelph holding company investigating the sale and consolidation of Guelph Hydro?
Why is the city administration promoting awards for competence when the failure to win a lawsuit brought by Urbacon Buildings Group will end up costing millions? Remember little Jack Horner who stuck in his thmb and pulled out a plum…”oh! What a good boy I am?”
If the city bylaw officers can legally enter your property without notice or permission and remove articles they arbitrarily judge to be debris, why can’t those same officers curb the abuses in wards five and six of student lodgers who disturb the neighbourhoods?
Why did retired president of the University of Guelph and his vice president negotiate to establish a University of Brampton following work before retirement to enlarge the University of Guelph and Humber College to serve the Brampton area?
Why did those two senior U of G administrators receive a full years pay following their retirement?
Why did council pass a bylaw that allows them to refuse to hear a delegation if the subject is in litigation or has the potential of litigation?
Why doesn’t Mayor Farbridge accept responsibility for the wrongful dismissal of city hall contractor Urbacon Buildings Group Corp?
Knowing that there will be substantial damages cost to be paid by the city over the Urbacon Lawsuit, why did the council approve spending $34 million to renovate the downtown police headquarters?
Why does a 24-year old, recent U of G graduate and self-described anarchist, believe he will taken seriously as he runs for mayor?
Why hasn’t the province increased the post secondary student so-called “bed tax” payment of $75 in lieu of property taxes since 1987?
With all the apparent commercial construction occurring in the city, how does one explain why the commercial industrial assessment remains the same 16 per cent as 2007 when Mayor Farbridge took office?
What do you think? Are you ready for another four years of a Farbridge administration?
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