July 12, 2019
November 29, 2017
There were 21 speakers on public delegation night for the 2018 Tax-Supported Operating Budget, and over half of them were there to support the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition. That’s 11 people, who all showed up to speak with the backing of a room full of supporters, either representing themselves, the coalition, or partner agencies that work with the coalition like the Guelph Police Service, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. What kind of organization drives such passion?
Why not ask the source? That’s Brendan Johnson, the Executive Director of the GNSC. The basis for his group’s appearance at council last week was that they need a top-up of $100,000 in addition to the assistance from the City of Guelph they already get. The risk, said Johnson, is that the coalition may not be able to offer the same level of services without the additional source of secure funding, and the GSNC has enjoyed such success, how could the City refuse?This article was originally posted in the Guelph Politico