State of the City

Information about State of the City

Published on November 2, 2007

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Slide1:  State of the City Chamber of Commerce November 1, 2007 The city that makes a difference Overview:  Overview Snapshot of the city Council’s first year: an update Key themes & opportunities for the future The city that makes a difference Slide3:  Snapshot of the city Population growth Household income Unemployment rate Job rate Assessment composition Tax burden comparisons City reserves & debt The city that makes a difference Population growth:  Population growth The city that makes a difference Household income:  Household income The city that makes a difference Unemployment rate:  Unemployment rate 6.8% 4.2% The city that makes a difference Job Rate – Jobs/100 people:  Job Rate – Jobs/100 people 71% of working Guelph residents are employed in Guelph The city that makes a difference Employment - successes:  Employment - successes Synnex Canada 250 jobs Denso Manufacturing 322 jobs ($78.2 M expansion) Skyjack 360 jobs ($24.8 M investment) Data Centre 140 jobs (120,000 sq. ft.) The city that makes a difference Employment - successes:  Employment - successes Staybridge Suites (5 storey, 116 room hotel) Fairfield Inn and Suites (5 storey, 88 room hotel) Capital One Ventures (two 40,000 square foot industrial buildings) Stone Road Mall expansion and renovations The city that makes a difference 150% increase in industrial building permits ($) over 2006 Assessment composition (%):  Assessment composition (%) The city that makes a difference Residential tax burden:  Residential tax burden The city that makes a difference Industrial tax burden:  Industrial tax burden The city that makes a difference Debt:  Debt The city that makes a difference Debt charges as a % of expenditures Debt Management:  Debt Management The city that makes a difference Reserves:  Reserves The city that makes a difference Reserves as a % of taxation Reserves as a % of taxation The first year:  The first year Customer service Asset management Growth management Continuous improvement Global environmental concerns The city that makes a difference Customer Service:  Customer Service Community Design and Development Client-focused project management Building Department On-line services Biz Pal Finance Tendering process New City Hall Central customer service desk The city that makes a difference Customer feedback:  Customer feedback “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!” The city that makes a difference What do we talk about?:  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 “Turning the crank”:  “Turning the crank” Budget Approx. $300 M operating and capital in 2007 Assets Water $370 M Wastewater $480 M Stormwater $300 M Roads $380 M Bridges $20 M $1.55 billion of infrastructure assets The city that makes a difference “Turning the crank”:  “Turning the crank” 420 km storm water pipe & 97 ponds 502 km road 496 km of water pipe 457 km of sewer pipe 522 hectares of park & open spaces 4 million transit km travelled per year 46,000 tonnes of solid waste 19 M cubic metres of pumped & treated water The city that makes a difference Growth strategy: Places to Grow:  Growth strategy: Places to Grow Greater Golden Horseshoe: Fastest growing urban area in Canada Third fastest growing urban area in North America Grow by over 4 million people by 2031 The city that makes a difference Places to Grow:  Places to Grow Good for the economy 2 million new jobs Attract innovators, skilled workers and investment But… 45% longer commuting times 42% increase in auto emissions More than 1,000 square kilometres of farmland consumed The city that makes a difference Implications for Guelph by 2031:  Implications for Guelph by 2031 65,000 new residents 45,000 new jobs 40% of new growth in the built boundary i.e. not green field Substantial change in the form of growth The city that makes a difference Slide25:  Local Growth Strategy Guelph Quest Guelph residents choose their future Urban Design Guidelines The city that makes a difference Employment lands:  Short Term Supply Long Term Supply Employment lands The city that makes a difference Slide27:  Hanlon Creek Business Park South Guelph Employment Lands TOTAL – 600 acres (243 ha.) by 2008 Downtown:  Downtown New Downtown Economic Development Manager hired Community Improvement Plan for the downtown Multi-year plan for attracting investment New initiatives, e.g. visit Brantford to see downtown university campus The city that makes a difference Downtown Redevelopment:  Downtown Redevelopment Baker Street Redevelopment Opportunity The city that makes a difference Redevelopment opportunity:  Redevelopment opportunity The city that makes a difference Downtown: Gummer & Victoria buildings:  Downtown: Gummer & Victoria buildings Photo: Candace Sepulis The city that makes a difference Partnership for redevelopment & intensification Downtown: Parking:  Downtown: Parking 2 hour free on-street parking pilot Short and medium term parking plans developed Long-term parking strategy underway The city that makes a difference Water:  50 year Water Management Master Plan approved No consideration of a pipeline to Lake Erie Water The city that makes a difference Perfect score (100%) on Chief Drinking Water Inspector’s Annual Report for 2005-06 Wastewater:  Wastewater Optimization of the performance of the existing system Potential deferral of a $20 million capital expansion from 2010 to 2024 50 year Waste Water Master Plan underway The city that makes a difference Waste management:  Waste management 50 Year Waste Management Master Plan underway Short-listing proven technologies to process our organic stream The city that makes a difference Waste Management:  Waste Management A 17.9% reduction from 2005 - $824,398 saved The city that makes a difference in $million, adjusted for inflation Transit:  Transit Among Ontario cities with a population of 50,000 - 150,000 #1 in ridership (6 million trips) #1 in efficiency rating (cost per trip) #2 in effectiveness rating (trips per capita) The city that makes a difference Transit:  Transit Service on statutory holidays GPS tracking system (NextBus) Currently 40-minute service at peak to ensure transfers Proposed budget expansion for 20-minute peak service in 2008 The city that makes a difference On-time performance predictability has risen from 40% to 85% Guelph Police Service:  Guelph Police Service Lower crime rate than Ontario cities of similar size Declining overall crime rate Corporate Goal # 2 – Illegal Drugs New Co-ordinated Enforcement Team Substance Abuse Strategy The city that makes a difference New main public library:  New main public library (Projected) 32% increase The city that makes a difference Community Energy Plan:  Increase in population of 65,000 Net reduction in energy consumption Reduction in GHG from 16 to 7 tonnes The city that makes a difference Community Energy Plan Future themes:  Future themes Optimize opportunities: Baker Street; Gummer & Victoria buildings; Loretto Convent Plan for growth: community participation; infrastructure sustainability Build on strengths: engaged citizens; heritage and culture; vibrant downtown; diverse economy Grow a sustainable future: world leader in energy conservation; leading-edge waste management, water, and wastewater systems The city that makes a difference Future opportunity:  Future opportunity The city that makes a difference Slide44:  York District Downtown The city that makes a difference Innovation District (York lands) = 426 ha. Current Employment Land Inventory = 433.25 ha.:  Innovation District (York lands) = 426 ha. Current Employment Land Inventory = 433.25 ha. The city that makes a difference Guelph Innovation District:  Integrated energy planning Research & Innovation Waste Resource Innovation Centre Reduce waste Increase diversion Extract value Guelph Innovation District The city that makes a difference Guelph Innovation District:  Guelph Innovation District Employment Education Environment Energy Excellence The city that makes a difference

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