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

One last meeting before the end of the month as council will be asked to approve the slate of decisions already made at Committee of the Whole, and there will be at least two other matters that require council’s attention. First, some small changes to a prominent Guelph board of directors, and second, council will be asked to approve some money for the development of affordable housing. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 25 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 20 Meeting?

Money matters will pre-occupy in the third week of October, and in the second of two city council meetings that week, members of the public will be asked for their point of view about updates to the Development Changes Bylaw. If you’re unaware, DCs are the money collected from developers that go on to fund a large portion of our infrastructure, and they do sometimes need an update. What are those updates? Read on! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 20 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 18 Meeting?

If it’s fall at city council, then that means a lot of people are thinking about the budget. That budget process will be different this year as council moves further along the path of establishing a four-year multiyear budget regimen, but before getting into the nuts and bolts, staff will be holding another workshop with council to get their mind set on deciding what’s important, and what’s affordable with this budget. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 18 Meeting?”

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

The October planning meeting will feature an autumn chill. There’s not a lot of action, perhaps appropriate given the post-holiday timing of this month’s meeting, but there are a couple of interesting items on the consent agenda, and there will also be an awards show. (Sort of.) Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 12 Meeting?”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 4 Meeting?

October’s Committee of the Whole Meeting will undoubtedly carry a hint of familiarity for careful council watchers. Remember that property owner that wanted some trees gone? They’re back, and so is the City’s quest to bring under-performing real estate assets under control, and a couple of key pieces of bookkeeping. Plus, Committee will consider its first every petition policy. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 4 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 27 Meeting?

September’s city council meeting schedule wraps up with what might be a brief virtual gathering, at least for the open session. Council will revisit the agenda from the Committee of the Whole meeting (if anybody is interested in revisiting any of those items), and they will also name the five members of a committee handling some very important, and delicate, council business. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 27 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 22 Meeting?

A special meeting of city council, you say? Yes, and it will be another one of those highly consequential meetings that will look towards the future of Guelph, and since that Monday is Election Day, the meeting will be taking place on a Wednesday to give it that extra dose of specialness. At this meeting, development of Clair-Maltby takes another step forward to becoming a reality. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 22 Meeting?”

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

Lucky September 13th brings this month’s planning meeting of city council. On the agenda is one decision, one bylaw adjustment, and three public meetings for new bylaw amendment applications. Strap in for what might a long night around the virtual horseshoe as the main topic of conversation will be townhouses of every type and design in three different parts of town. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 13 Meeting?”

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

And we’re back! Almost. Your weekly city council fix will begins again with September’s Committee of the Whole the day after Labour Day, and there will be some interesting things on the agenda including a new update on the COVID situation, some more trail talk, a progress report on our energy saving measures, and a change to business licensing for payday loan establishments. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 7 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 21 Meeting?

To complete a trifecta of city council meetings in the last week before a midsummer break, we will hear about one of the most complex and controversial construction projects coming to Guelph in the next 10 years. Submitted for council approval at this meeting is the Urban Design Master Plan for the Baker District Redevelopment, which promises big economic, and environmental benefits. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 21 Meeting?”