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  • State of the City

    1. State of the City Chamber of Commerce November 1, 2007 The city that makes a difference
    2. Overview <ul><li>Snapshot of the city </li></ul><ul><li>Council’s first year: an update </li></ul><ul><li>Key themes & opportunities for the future </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    3. <ul><li>Snapshot of the city </li></ul><ul><li>Population growth </li></ul><ul><li>Household income </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment rate </li></ul><ul><li>Job rate </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment composition </li></ul><ul><li>Tax burden comparisons </li></ul><ul><li>City reserves & debt </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    4. Population growth The city that makes a difference
    5. Household income The city that makes a difference
    6. Unemployment rate 6.8% 4.2% The city that makes a difference
    7. Job Rate – Jobs/100 people 71% of working Guelph residents are employed in Guelph The city that makes a difference 58.7 Guelph 44.1 Barrie 45.1 St. Catharines 47.1 Oakville 47.1 Burlington 49.1 London 50.6 Cambridge 55.2 Kingston 61.7 Waterloo 43.3 Brantford Job Rate
    8. Employment - successes <ul><li>Synnex Canada 250 jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Denso Manufacturing 322 jobs </li></ul><ul><li>($78.2 M expansion) </li></ul><ul><li>Skyjack 360 jobs </li></ul><ul><li>($24.8 M investment) </li></ul><ul><li>Data Centre 140 jobs </li></ul><ul><li>(120,000 sq. ft.) </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    9. Employment - successes <ul><li>Staybridge Suites </li></ul><ul><li>(5 storey, 116 room hotel) </li></ul><ul><li>Fairfield Inn and Suites </li></ul><ul><li>(5 storey, 88 room hotel) </li></ul><ul><li>Capital One Ventures </li></ul><ul><li>(two 40,000 square foot industrial buildings) </li></ul><ul><li>Stone Road Mall expansion and renovations </li></ul>The city that makes a difference 150% increase in industrial building permits ($) over 2006
    10. Assessment composition (%) The city that makes a difference 13.8 (3.6) 86.2 Oakville 14.1 (3.5) 85.9 Waterloo 14.6 (1.7) 85.4 St. Catharines 14.7 (1.3) 85.3 Kingston 15.6 (1.8) 84.4 London 16.3 (4.9) 2nd 83.7 Guelph 17.0 (4.5) 83.0 Burlington 17.2 (2.7) 82.8 Barrie 17.8 (4.4) 82.2 Brantford 20.2 (7.2) 79.8 Cambridge (Industrial)/ Commercial/ Institutional Residential
    11. Residential tax burden The city that makes a difference
    12. Industrial tax burden The city that makes a difference
    13. Debt The city that makes a difference Debt charges as a % of expenditures
    14. Debt Management The city that makes a difference
    15. Reserves The city that makes a difference Reserves as a % of taxation Reserves as a % of taxation
    16. The first year <ul><li>Customer service </li></ul><ul><li>Asset management </li></ul><ul><li>Growth management </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Global environmental concerns </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    17. Customer Service <ul><li>Community Design and Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Client-focused project management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building Department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biz Pal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tendering process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New City Hall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central customer service desk </li></ul></ul>The city that makes a difference
    18. Customer feedback <ul><li>“I am very impressed at how easy Guelph has made accessing tender information and documentation. Your no fee, no hassle online access approach has been a pleasure to navigate! Guelph has the least complicated, most user friendly municipal tender environment I have experienced to date!” </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    19. What do we talk about? 80% to 90% of resources to service delivery & asset management 10% to 20% capacity for projects The city that makes a difference
    20. “Turning the crank” <ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. $300 M operating and capital in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Assets </li></ul><ul><li>Water $370 M </li></ul><ul><li>Wastewater $480 M </li></ul><ul><li>Stormwater $300 M </li></ul><ul><li>Roads $380 M </li></ul><ul><li>Bridges $20 M </li></ul>$1.55 billion of infrastructure assets The city that makes a difference
    21. “Turning the crank” <ul><li>420 km storm water pipe & 97 ponds </li></ul><ul><li>502 km road </li></ul><ul><li>496 km of water pipe </li></ul><ul><li>457 km of sewer pipe </li></ul><ul><li>522 hectares of park & open spaces </li></ul><ul><li>4 million transit km travelled per year </li></ul><ul><li>46,000 tonnes of solid waste </li></ul><ul><li>19 M cubic metres of pumped & treated water </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    22. Growth strategy: Places to Grow <ul><ul><li>Greater Golden Horseshoe : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fastest growing urban area in Canada </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third fastest growing urban area in North America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow by over 4 million people by 2031 </li></ul></ul>The city that makes a difference
    23. Places to Grow <ul><li>Good for the economy </li></ul><ul><li>2 million new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Attract innovators, skilled workers and investment </li></ul><ul><li>But… </li></ul><ul><li>45% longer commuting times </li></ul><ul><li>42% increase in auto emissions </li></ul><ul><li>More than 1,000 square kilometres of farmland consumed </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    24. Implications for Guelph by 2031 <ul><li>65,000 new residents </li></ul><ul><li>45,000 new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>40% of new growth in the built boundary i.e. not green field </li></ul><ul><li>Substantial change in the form of growth </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    25. <ul><li>Local Growth Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Guelph Quest </li></ul><ul><li>Guelph residents choose their future </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Design Guidelines </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    26. Employment lands Short Term Supply Long Term Supply The city that makes a difference Hanlon Creek Business Park Land Strategy South Guelph Lands York Road Study Actions
    27. Hanlon Creek Business Park South Guelph Employment Lands TOTAL – 600 acres (243 ha.) by 2008
    28. Downtown <ul><li>New Downtown Economic Development Manager hired </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Improvement Plan for the downtown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-year plan for attracting investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New initiatives, e.g. visit Brantford to see downtown university campus </li></ul></ul>The city that makes a difference
    29. Downtown Redevelopment Baker Street Redevelopment Opportunity The city that makes a difference
    30. Redevelopment opportunity The city that makes a difference
    31. Downtown: Gummer & Victoria buildings Photo: Candace Sepulis The city that makes a difference Partnership for redevelopment & intensification
    32. Downtown: Parking <ul><li>2 hour free on-street parking pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Short and medium term parking plans developed </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term parking strategy underway </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    33. <ul><li>50 year Water Management Master Plan approved </li></ul><ul><li>No consideration of a pipeline to Lake Erie </li></ul>Water The city that makes a difference <ul><li>Perfect score (100%) on Chief Drinking Water Inspector’s Annual Report for 2005-06 </li></ul>
    34. Wastewater <ul><li>Optimization of the performance of the existing system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential deferral of a $20 million capital expansion from 2010 to 2024 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>50 year Waste Water Master Plan underway </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    35. Waste management <ul><li>50 Year Waste Management Master Plan underway </li></ul><ul><li>Short-listing proven technologies to process our organic stream </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    36. Waste Management <ul><li>A 17.9% reduction from 2005 - $824,398 saved </li></ul>The city that makes a difference in $million, adjusted for inflation
    37. Transit <ul><li>Among Ontario cities with a population of 50,000 - 150,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 in ridership (6 million trips) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 in efficiency rating (cost per trip) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#2 in effectiveness rating (trips per capita) </li></ul></ul>The city that makes a difference
    38. Transit <ul><li>Service on statutory holidays </li></ul><ul><li>GPS tracking system (NextBus) </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 40-minute service at peak </li></ul><ul><li>to ensure transfers </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed budget expansion for 20-minute peak service in 2008 </li></ul>The city that makes a difference On-time performance predictability has risen from 40% to 85%
    39. Guelph Police Service <ul><li>Lower crime rate than Ontario cities of similar size </li></ul><ul><li>Declining overall crime rate </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Goal # 2 – Illegal Drugs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Co-ordinated Enforcement Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Substance Abuse Strategy </li></ul></ul>The city that makes a difference
    40. New main public library (Projected) 32% increase The city that makes a difference
    41. <ul><li>Increase in population of 65,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Net reduction in energy consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in GHG from 16 to 7 tonnes </li></ul>Community Energy Plan The city that makes a difference
    42. Future themes <ul><li>Optimize opportunities : Baker Street; Gummer & Victoria buildings; Loretto Convent </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for growth : community participation; infrastructure sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Build on strengths : engaged citizens; heritage and culture; vibrant downtown; diverse economy </li></ul><ul><li>Grow a sustainable future : world leader in energy conservation; leading-edge waste management, water, and wastewater systems </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
    43. Future opportunity The city that makes a difference
    44. York District Downtown The city that makes a difference
    45. Innovation District (York lands) = 426 ha. Current Employment Land Inventory = 433.25 ha. The city that makes a difference
    46. Guelph Innovation District <ul><li>Integrated energy planning </li></ul><ul><li>Research & Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Resource Innovation Centre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce waste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase diversion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extract value </li></ul></ul>The city that makes a difference
    47. Guelph Innovation District <ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence </li></ul>The city that makes a difference
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