Martin Collier for Guelph
Bold Ideas • Working Together
It was a pleasure to meet with many of you during the 2014 municipal election campaign. Although I didn’t get elected to Guelph Council on October 27, I really enjoyed the experience and 1,314 Ward 2 voters did place an X beside my name -- a fourth place finish which I am humbled by given my September 12 entry into the race. This result shows that my bold ideas did resonate with many folks. They included:
Though Guelph boasts an above average quality of life with many great characteristics, I put forth these proposals to deal with many economic, environmental and social challenges in the short and long term. For the new council, chief amongst these is managing demand for services requested by an increasing population – 50,000 more people to be added to the current 118,000 over the next sixteen years. A forward thinking citizenry, council and staff – working together for the greater good – could turn these challenges into opportunities if we are to succeed individually and collectively.
Candidate for Guelph Council, Ward 2