City Staff Have Concerns With Bill 66, and Want City Council to Endorse Them

The Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, the now infamous Bill 66, will be a major point of debate when the Ontario Legislature returns next month. For City of Guelph staff though, the debate is over. They’re not fans. Continue reading “City Staff Have Concerns With Bill 66, and Want City Council to Endorse Them”

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

Time flies by so quickly, and it’s already time to vote on a portion of the 2019 budget, starting with the Non-tax Supported Operating Budget. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 23 Meeting?”

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

In what might be the biggest piece of the annual budget, City Council will hear about where Guelph’s Capital spending will go in 2019 and beyond… Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 16 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 14 Meeting?

Before Committee of the Whole next Monday, City Council will get a check up on their responsibilities when it comes to the safe delivery and administration of Guelph’s drinking water.  Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 14 Meeting?”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 14 Meeting?

Committee of the Whole meets for the first time since July, and for the first time of this new era of City Council, and the agenda includes big ticket items like red light cameras, the Parkland Dedication Bylaw, and council’s response to the Ontario government’s most controversial bit of legislation yet. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 14 Meeting?”

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

The second meeting of this term is also the last of 2018, and also a fascinating mix of governance, trail development, and where we might allow cannabis storefronts to be placed in town. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 17 Meeting?”

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

It’s our first planning meeting in a while on Monday as we catch up on several rezoning applications, review the third-quarter budget variance, and hear a special request from the Guelph Community Health Centre. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 10 Meeting?”

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

The council meeting on December 3 is a special occasion. Only one thing’s on the agenda, and that’s getting the new council to officially take their seats… 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 19 Meeting?

City Council is getting together one last time before passing the torch to mostly themselves. Welcome to the lame duck session, and the last minute matters before a new city council is joined! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 19 Meeting?”