To finish up January, you’re going to get two city council meetings for the price of one. The first one will be the regular council meeting, with a brief agenda made up of a couple of closed meeting items, plus an invitation for council to endorse the advocacy work of other municipalities at Canada’s highest court.
Note: If you want to register as a delegate for any of these items on the Committee agenda, then you have to get in touch with the City Clerk’s office by 10 am on Friday January 17.
Another Note: The start time for this meeting is 6 pm, which the planning meeting will start at the usual time at 6:30 pm.
CLOSED MEETING: January 2020 Public Appointments to the Elliott Community Board of Trustees; CS-2020-21 Litigation Update
Motion of Support for Carbon Tax Appeal – Councillor Leanne Piper is going to ask council to officially support six municipalities who are taking part in the Supreme Court challenge of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. British Columbia cities Vancouver, Victoria, Squamish, Nelson, Richmond and Rossland have all been approved to serve as intervenors in the case when it comes before the Court sometime later this spring, and the idea here is to lend these six with as much support as possible from other municipalities. In case you’re not a legal scholar, an intervener is “a person or organization who does not have a direct interest in a particular court or tribunal proceeding, but is granted intervener status on a discretionary basis because their involvement would be helpful to the determination of the issues.”
Consent Agenda items from the Committee of the Whole meeting on January 13. (Items can be pulled by a councillor seeking additional information, otherwise all items will be voted on as a slate without further debate.)
- Future-proofing Our Building Through Energy Efficiency Retrofits: Report to Guelph’s City Council In January 2020
- IDE-2020-03 Non-decorative LED Streetlight Upgrade Project Update