This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’ve got another show with back-to-back interviews that will help cue you up for the vote next week on the 2020 Guelph budget. First, we’ll hear from Ward 2 Councillor Rodrigo Goller, who will be one of the 13 people making the final decision, and then we’ll hear from Chief Gordon Cobey of the Guelph Police Service, who hopes council will approve his specific (and large) budget request.
This Thursday, November 28, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:
Welcome Back, Goller. It was a tough week for Ward 2 Councillor Rodrigo Goller. He put forth a motion in good will to look at building harm reduction housing at 106 Beaumont Cres, but it started a firestorm that ate up three-and-a-half hours of debate at council to no avail. So what’s next for Goller, and how has he enjoyed serving on council for one full year now? We’ll ask the councillor those, and hopefully, many more questions.
Cobey’s Beef. In a budget year that was already tough, the Guelph Police Service made it tougher with an ask for 9.8 per cent more over their 2019 budget to hire nearly two-dozen new officers and staff. The police board says it’s a long overdue correction to properly cover a growing city, but “police problems” are so much bigger than law and order, so are more cops the answer? Guelph’s new police chief Gordon Cobey will answer that and other questions.
Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.