It’s been a while since we’ve had special guests on the show, but we’re getting back to business this week with the latest city councillor to join our one-at-a-time round table, with Royal City’s top cop on deck to join us in studio soon.
Coming up on the June 16 show, Ward 5 Councillor Cathy Downer will be joining us to talk about the latest doings at City Hall. Downer returned to the horseshoe in 2014 after taking eight years off away from politics, so she brings years of experience and insight into new and ongoing issues at the City of Guelph. Amongst the topics we’ll discuss are the recent announcement that Derrick Thomson would be taking over for Ann Pappert as Chief Administrative Officer, the ongoing issues of District Energy and Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc, the yearly construction season, and what else may come in terms of infrastructure spending from the Federal government.
Then, on June 30, we’ll be joined by Guelph’s Chief of Police Jeff DeRuyter. Chief DeRuyter’s been the head of the Guelph Police Service since 2015, but his history on the force goes back to his days as a Constable in 1984. While Guelph is regularly ranked as one of the safest communities in Canada, it’s hard to deny that there’s been a feeling in this first half of 2016 that things in our town are little more dangerous now. We’ll ask Chief DeRuyter about that, plus we’ll get a check up on the police headquarters renovations, concerns about traffic and speeding in town, and maybe bask in the success of the Special Olympics, which was hosted just last month by the Guelph Police Service.
Also coming up on the show, though not scheduled yet, are interviews with Ward 4 Councillor Christine Billings, and Ward 6 Councillor Mark MacKinnon. Stay tuned for details.