LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for January 14, 2019

Today, Committee of the Whole will surely hear an earful on Bill 66 and the Parkland Dedication Bylaw update. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here (and here) for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s Committee meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for January 14, 2019”

City Staff Have Concerns With Bill 66, and Want City Council to Endorse Them

The Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, the now infamous Bill 66, will be a major point of debate when the Ontario Legislature returns next month. For City of Guelph staff though, the debate is over. They’re not fans. Continue reading “City Staff Have Concerns With Bill 66, and Want City Council to Endorse Them”

VIDEOS: Local Climate Warriors Renew Call for Action on Saving the Planet

Around 60 people huddled outside the constituency office of MP Lloyd Longfield Friday to demand that all levels of government take more action on climate change, and promising that they’re not going anywhere until it happens. Continue reading “VIDEOS: Local Climate Warriors Renew Call for Action on Saving the Planet”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 23 Meeting?

Time flies by so quickly, and it’s already time to vote on a portion of the 2019 budget, starting with the Non-tax Supported Operating Budget. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 23 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 10, 2019

City council starts again after the holiday break tonight, with the first official meeting of to discuss the 2019 Guelph budget. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 10, 2019”

GUELPH POLITICAST #155 – Abhi Kantamneni

How do we better absorb data sets? Is it seeing all the numbers in black and white on pages of spreadsheets, or is by seeing it in a simple graphic that’s both colourful and interactive? Can data be beautiful? Can our municipal budget? The guest on this week’s podcast has already made the case that it can! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #155 – Abhi Kantamneni”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 16 Meeting?

In what might be the biggest piece of the annual budget, City Council will hear about where Guelph’s Capital spending will go in 2019 and beyond… Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 16 Meeting?”

Gas Taxes Mean $3 Million More for Guelph Transit in 2019

Although the Provincial government doesn’t much care for carbon taxes, they’re still sharing the wealth when it comes to revenue from the gas tax, and Guelph Transit will again be a beneficiary of the program to the tune of $3 million. Continue reading “Gas Taxes Mean $3 Million More for Guelph Transit in 2019”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 14 Meeting?

Before Committee of the Whole next Monday, City Council will get a check up on their responsibilities when it comes to the safe delivery and administration of Guelph’s drinking water.  Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 14 Meeting?”