This Month at Council: Budget Begins, Real Estate, and the Shortest Meeting Ever!

This month saw an increase in the time spent in the council chambers as the 2020 budget process got underway with two presentations. In other areas there was some high drama about a high-rise, and some questions about an elaborate new city building project in a marathon Election Night meeting of council. For everything else, here’s the council recap for October. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Budget Begins, Real Estate, and the Shortest Meeting Ever!”

The Politico Calendar for November 2019

It’s the start of November, and you know what that means: Christmas is almost here! Before we get inundated with all the Yuletide festivities and holiday carols, there’s still an awful lot of stuff to get through, and some of that is listed on this month’s Politico Calendar. Continue reading “The Politico Calendar for November 2019”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 12 Meeting?

November’s planning meeting will see the return of a development that reached no conclusion last month, and two new developments that are probably going to generate the same degree of controversy with their size and height. Get ready! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 12 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 13 Meeting?

It’s the first decision night of the 2020 Budget as council marks the final vote on the Capital Budget, and the 10-year Capital Forecast, along with the budgets for Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, Court, Building, and Parking Services. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 13 Meeting?”

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for October 16-31, 2019

Twice-monthly, Guelph Politico posts the latest inspection results from the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit inspection of local restaurants, hotels, cafes, grocery stores and other businesses that handle food. We call it “Mangez!”, and this column highlights the latest inspections done by WDGPH, and the results they’ve posted. Continue reading “MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for October 16-31, 2019”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 30, 2019

Tonight, council will hear about the Non-tax Supported Operating 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 today’s council meeting, you can follow along 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: City Council Meeting for October 30, 2019”

City of Toronto Approves Transit Deal with the Province

Although it was not initially received well by the City of Toronto, the Province’s plan for transit in “the Six” has officially been endorsed by city council in a marathon meeting on Tuesday. Now, all eyes will turn to the Federal government to see if they’ll follow the direction and help fund these new transit projects. Continue reading “City of Toronto Approves Transit Deal with the Province”

GUELPH POLITICAST #194 – “Back to School” with Mike Schreiner

This week, after a five-month long hiatus, it’s finally “Back to School” time for the Ontario Legislature. Observers have been wondering if the extended break might allow for a more collegial tone to fall on Queen’s Park, especially as the government faces a number of pressing and challenging issues. Who better to ask if this is the case than our own MPP Mike Schreiner? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #194 – “Back to School” with Mike Schreiner”

Reviews Were Mixed But the Mission with Dedicated Bus Lane was Accomplished

You may not have liked it, you may have though it was confusing, but if you told the City of Guelph what you thought of the Dedicated Bus Lane on Gordon Street last week, then the project was a success according to Jennifer Juste. With 1,100 responses to the “pop-up” traffic feature, the Manager of Transportation Planning* at the City of Guelph is calling this project a win. Continue reading “Reviews Were Mixed But the Mission with Dedicated Bus Lane was Accomplished”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 28, 2019

It’s the last pass for the Committee of the Whole agenda. 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 today’s council meeting, you can follow along 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: City Council Meeting for October 28, 2019”