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Rodrigo Goller

Candidate for Ward 2 Guelph City Council

My Priorities

Community & Road Safety

The safety of our streets and neighbourhoods is the number one concern I hear from my constituents.

Affordable Living

The cost of living is an increasingly urgent concern for many families and individuals across Guelph. 

Accountability & Communication

The decisions I make and the issues I advocate for at Guelph City Council are based on what’s most important to my constituents.

Protecting Our Green Spaces

Guelph has a bounty of trails, naturalized greenspaces, river systems, parks and sports fields. We also have an ambitious goal to reach 40% tree canopy cover.

Community & Road Safety

The safety of our streets and neighbourhoods is the number one concern I hear from my constituents.

I have worked to make our streets safer by consistently advocating for more traffic calming measures and a stronger, more effective Community Road Safety Strategy.

I have also supported adequate funding for Emergency and Police Services, and advocated for more collaboration between our police and social services.

An important part of community safety is taking care of our most vulnerable residents. I consistently support poverty-reduction and homelessness-prevention initiatives that fall within the scope of municipal governance.

Affordable Living

The cost of living is an increasingly urgent concern for many families and individuals across Guelph.

Our municipality has an important role to play in supporting local affordability. We need to balance providing great municipal services for everyone in Guelph, while reducing property tax increases as much as possible.

I support avoiding costly emergency repairs to our municipal buildings and equipment, by staying on top of routine maintenance and timely replacement of buildings and equipment.

I also support adequate funding for shared benefit resources, including our public transit system, public libraries, and recreation centres.

Accountability & Communication

The decisions I make and the issues I advocate for at Guelph City Council are based on what's most important to my constituents.

I strive to be an accessible and responsive elected official. I am always happy to meet my neighbours, grab a coffee and understand your views and opinions about municipal issues.

I send out monthly newsletters to keep my constituents informed and to ask for your opinions on municipal issues.

I listen to my constituents and take the time to understand your views, so I can make informed decisions that support our shared vision for our community.

Protecting our Green Spaces

Guelph has a bounty of trails, naturalized greenspaces, river systems, parks and sports fields. We also have an ambitious goal to reach 40% tree canopy cover.

As a dad who spends a lot of time outdoors, exploring with my toddler, I am a strong advocate for maintaining the quality and quantity of these green shared resources.

As your City Councillor I will continue fight for parks and playgrounds that meet the needs of our our growing population.

I will also continue to advocate for protecting our natural heritage system and improving our recreation and active transportation trails.

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Your Vote Matters

I would be honoured to earn your support in this election. As your Ward 2 City Councillor, I will continue:

  • Advocating for your issues and representing everyone in our Ward
  • Making informed decisions by asking for & listening to your opinions
  • Working with City Council to provide value-driven, efficient and cost effective municipal services
  • Sending out monthly email newsletters to keep you informed

You can click here to check out some of my past newsletters, or signup below to start getting updates:

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Meet

Rodrigo Goller

Accessible & Accountable Leadership for Guelph

Rodrigo and his partner Linzy hugging and smiling
Hello, I’m Rodrigo Goller. My wife, our toddler and I live in Ward 2. We love this community and are grateful to call Guelph our home.
My family moved to Guelph in 1996. I completed high school here and graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. I am a strong believer in contributing to my community through volunteering, and I have sat on the boards of Transition GuelphWellington Water Watchers, the People and Information Network (formerly the Guelph-Wellington Volunteer Centre) and the Grand River Conservation Authority.
Before being elected to Guelph City Council in 2018, I worked as a Community Engagement Coordinator at the City of Guelph. I’m also a former downtown Guelph small business owner.

Since being elected as a Ward 2 Councillor, I have focused on listening to my constituents, understanding your needs and concerns, and advocating for the issues you care most about. 

I am an committed advocate for community and road safety, affordable living, greater accountability and communication from City Council, and protecting our green spaces. I believe that Guelph City Council needs to focus on providing the best value for your taxes, by focusing on providing adequate funding for essential municipal services. 

I currently serve as Chair for the Corporate Services Committee, which includes the Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology departments. I also represent Guelph on the boards of directors of Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health and the Downtown Guelph Business Association.

Get Involved!

Help me stand up for safer streets and neighbourhoods, housing affordability, greater accountability and protecting our green spaces. 

If you agree with my priorities and want an accessible, responsive and accountable Councillor, then I ask you to support my re-election campaign. 

With your support I will be able to continue advocating for your issues at City Hall and representing everyone in Ward 2. 

Cllr Goller serving hot dogs at the North End Harvest Market Fundraiser
Cllr Goller serving hot dogs at the North End Harvest Market Fundraiser

Questionnaires and Media Coverage

Radio Interview

With Adam Donaldson from Guelph Politico. 

This episode aired on CFRU 93.3 FM on Thursday September 22, 2022 at 5pm.

You can access the Open Sources show notes by clicking here.

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Open Sources Guelph

In this Episode:

  • Rodrigo Goller, Ward 2 Candidate (starts at 1:45)
  • Hesham Genidy, Ward 5 Candidate (Starts at 13:15)
  • Carly Klassen, Ward 2 Candidate (Starts at 24:22)
  • Chetna Robinson, Ward 6 Candidate (Starts at 35.50)

Candidate Questionnaires

Q&A Session Hosted by Shakiba Shayani, President & CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce

This session was recorded on  August 29th and it was published to YouTube on September 27, 2022.

 

Voting Dates & Locations

Election Day

Note: If your name is on the Voters’ List by mid-September, you will receive a voter notification card in the mail that will indicate the dates and times of the regular and advanced voting places and the locations where you may vote. The City is encouraging voters to take advantage of the advanced voting days in order to avoid the traditional line-ups on election day.

Ward 2 Voting Locations

  • New Life Christian Reformed Church: 400 Victoria Road North
  • Italian Canadian Club: 135 Ferguson Street
  • Upper Grand District School Board: 500 Victoria Road North
  • Evergreen Seniors Community Centre: 683 Woolwich Street
  • First Baptist Church: 255 Woolwich Street
  • Trinity United Church: 400 Stevenson Street North
  • King George Public School: 72 Lemon Street
  • Guelph City Hall: 1 Carden Street
You can follow this link to check if you are registered to vote: https://vote.guelph.ca/voters/are-you-on-the-voters-list/

Advance Voting Times & Locations

Note: A reduced scent and fully masked voting option will be available at City Hall during advanced voting on October 8, 9 and 10. A separate room will be set-up and available on request. Requests can be made in advance by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at the phone number or email below. Requests can also be made to poll staff on those voting days. This is to assist voters who may have scent sensitivities or prefer additional safety precautions regarding COVID-19.

Advanced Voting Locations

October 8, 9 and 10, 2022

Guelph City Hall (1 Carden Street) will be open for advanced voting during the following times:

October 8 and 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 10, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


October 14, 15, and 16, 2022

The following locations will be open for advanced voting during the following times:

October 14, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

October 15, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

October 16, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Victoria Road Recreation Centre: 151 Victoria Road North
  • Evergreen Seniors Community Centre: 683 Woolwich Street
  • Shelldale Centre: 20 Shelldale Crescent
  • West End Community Centre: 21 Imperial Road South
  • University of Guelph, University Centre: Reynolds Walk
  • Arkell Road Bible Chapel: 39 Arkell Road

Vote by Mail

Vote by mail will be available as a remote alternative to in-person voting this election.

An online registration form is available below to request a vote by mail kit. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m.

Click here to register to vote by mail: https://vote.guelph.ca/voters/vote-by-mail/

Vote from Home Service

The City is making a limited number of home vote appointments available, by request, for eligible voters who are unable to vote using any other voting method due to illness, injury or disability.

You may requested a Vote from Home appointment by contacting the City Clerk’s Office by phone at 519-837-5625 or by email at guelphvotes@guelph.ca.

The deadline to request an appointment is Friday, October 14 at 12:00 p.m. 

Click here for more information on voting from home: https://vote.guelph.ca/voters/accessible-voting/

This website was created and is maintained by Rodrigo Goller.

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