June 8, 2016 at 10:48 am Anonymous says: I agree with most of what has been said already: this is bureaucratic nonsense. The consultation meetings weren’t useful in constructing these “themes” and there’s a real lack of criticality here. This whole process would have benefited from the involvement of people who were able to respond critically to administrative power. It’s clear that these themes were edited into shape by folks concerned more with how things sound than how things will get done. Yep, Guelph needs to get its act together. Will these “themes” do anything to make that happen? Doubtful. Last thought: in what terrible world did someone think that the way to build a strong narrative around renewal was to use the dated catch-all notion of “themes”? Again, why didn’t someone reach out to folks who specialize in narrative to discover ways to communicate an idea clearly.