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

After a brief regular meeting, we will get what will surely be a longer planning meeting with two statutory meetings for two re-zoning applications, and a consent agenda that features an Official Plan amendment, two sign bylaw variance requests, and a heritage exemption request. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 27 Planning Meeting?”

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

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. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 27 Meeting?”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 13 Meeting?

After a month-long holiday break, city council is getting together again. Kicking off the new year, and the new decade, council will gather for the first time as Committee of the Whole to hear about items from the Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise agenda, with an emphasis on energy savings initiatives. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 13 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 11 Meeting?

Although it’s technically the last meeting of the year, this is really more of a workshop. Council will get an update on two very important reviews, and then participate in the process by giving staff some feedback and direction. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 11 Meeting?”

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

The regular council meeting was supposed to take place on December 16, but with only two things on the agenda, it’s been moved up by a week, plus 30 minutes, and will be dealt with on the same night as the planning meeting. So what’s on the agenda? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 9 Meeting?”

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

The final planning meeting of the year will again put the spotlight on Gordon Street with one approved plan, and another proposed one. Council will also hear the final version of the new standards for commercial and mixed-use properties. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 9 Planning Meeting?”

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

The final Committee of the Whole meeting of the year will be relatively light, as the whole of council digs into potential changes to waste collection, and the budget numbers from the third quarter, as well as get a demonstration about the power of local data. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 2 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 3 Meeting?

The final decisions of the 2020 municipal budget process will be made at this meeting as council struggles to keep the tax impact low, without creating too much disruption on the City’s ability to deliver services. How will all this work out? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 3 Meeting?”

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

There’s only one thing on the agenda for this meeting: the public delegations for the Tax Supported Operating Budget and Local Boards and Shared Services Budgets. If you have an opinion on either of these items, you have until the end of the week to let the Clerks Office know, and this is how. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 27 Meeting?”

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

The regular council meeting agenda looks light, but looks can be deceiving as the ghosts from Committee of the Whole on new bus routes and harm reduction housing will likely come back to haunt. Plus, what is this mysterious motion about intervening on a Supreme Court Case? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 25 Meeting?”