Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 7 Meeting?

The final Committee of the Whole meeting of 2020 appropriately deals with matters of the future. Waste collection, government priorities for the new year, and the City’s real estates assets are three of the four areas of discussions along with the latest on Guelph’s COVID-19 response. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 7 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 1 Meeting?

The 2021 Guelph Budget will be finalized in this final (or second-to-last) council meeting on the subject. The road to this day has been shorter than past years, so will the road to making a final decision on the part of council be just as short? How much wiggle room are members of council going to look for in this very unusual budget year? What will the final impact look like? To be determined… Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 1 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 25 Meeting?

If you have any thoughts about any aspect of the 2021 Budget, then this is your chance to have your say. Below, you will find the delegate instructions, and everything you need to make your voice heard for this very important decision in these very important times. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 25 Meeting?”

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

Perhaps because of the all the work that needs to be done around the budget at the same time this week, the month’s regular council meeting will be a symphony of rubber stamps as the horseshoe approves decisions made at Committee of the Whole, plus the usual midterm review of committee and board appointments. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 23 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 17 Meeting?

It’s finally here, Budget Season! It’s the most wonderful time of the year if you like levies, estimates, and forecasts, and this year is doubly special with an entirely new format for the budget. From transit, to capital, to outside boards and services like the police and the library, staff will layout all the budget details in one action-packed and lengthy all-day council meeting. Bring a lunch! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 17 Meeting?”

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

Back in June, 5,000 people gathered in front of Guelph City Hall to show their support for a more equal and just society. Five months later, the people that work inside City Hall (or are temporarily working remotely from home) will be meeting to look at how they can reflect those values, and try to strive towards solutions, in the latest in a series of council workshops. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 16 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 10 Meeting?

The pandemic caught us right in the middle of some big changes being made to Guelph Transit, so it seems like an appropriate time to sit down, look at transit, and consider the current status for those best lain plans and their future. In another special meeting of council, matters of transit are considered in this latest workshop and it’s special Tuesday at 2 pm start time. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 10 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 9 Meeting?

November’s planning meeting will be a relatively straightforward affair with only two items on the agenda this month. On the one hand, there’s a decision to be made on a fairly well-known piece of property in the north end, and on the other there’s some very important work that’s set to formally begin to update the document on which all planning decisions are based. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 9 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 5 Meeting?

It’s been a long time coming (perhaps too long in some quarters), but council will begin the debate about what it might look like in the future with a special Thursday council meeting specifically dedicated to the topic. Has the time come to say goodbye to our even dozen, part-time city councillor system? It may be depending on how city council themselves end up feeling about the recommendations. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 5 Meeting?”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 2 Meeting?

To kick off a very busy November at City Council, this month’s Committee of the Whole meeting will have something for everyone. Nearly every service area is represented by one item at this meeting including asset management, corporate records, next year’s audit plan, and a nomination of a staff member to join an external board. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 2 Meeting?”