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

Remember last year when city council had that all-day meeting that started at 9 o’clock in the morning where they had a presentation that covered the entire budget and not just have a series of smaller meetings over several nights? Get used to that because the multi-year budget process is here to stay, and at this special workshop meeting of city council, the horseshoe will hear about how its going to improve this year. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 17 Meeting?”

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

This month’s planning meeting of city council will be very busy. There are a couple of new public meetings on a couple of interesting new projects, plus a decision report on a previous, some-what controversial project in the west end of town. If planning in a more general, macro sense is more your speed, staff will present their final vision for the east end of the city. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 10 Meeting?”

Naming Committee Says Keep “Courtney, Goines and Malott” Names on Park

Earlier this month, at the planning meeting of city council, a motion to make some adjustments to the recommendations in the Municipal Property and Building Commemorative Naming Report was deferred to the regular meeting. After consulting with the Naming Committee, a new park on Poppy Drive will be named after four Black soldiers that fought in World War One after all. Continue reading “Naming Committee Says Keep “Courtney, Goines and Malott” Names on Park”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 3 Meeting?

May’s Committee of the Whole will be a very busy affair indeed. There’s going to be money matters with the left over financial statements from last year, and the investment of that Safe Restart funding. In development matters, there’s some Official Plan stuff, and the business case for that other huge project that City staff is looking to get approval of. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 3 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 26 Meeting?

We have come to the end of the month, and that means it’s time for the regular council meeting. In this meeting, there will not only be decisions to ratify from the Committee of the Whole meeting, but there’s still one more vote to take that was held over from this month’s planning meeting as well. On top that, there’s a couple of closed meeting items, and some provincial funds to allocate. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 26 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 19 Meeting?

For this third Monday of the month, a time when there’s usually no meeting of city council, the horseshoe will be called together for a very timely, and very important conversation about race in our community, and systemic racism in our city structures. Get ready for another council workshop! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 19 Meeting?”

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

In the final of three council workshops in a row, we come to another session that discusses the long-term growth planning and strategizing for the Royal City. Guelph’s got to grow, but are our current growth plans enough, and what kind of adjustments do we have to make to the growth plan if they’re not? Let’s dig into another workshop about Guelph’s growth! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 21 Meeting?”

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

The second of two council meetings for the second week of April will be another council workshop. If you’re at all interested in matters of parking in Guelph, whether that’s paid parking downtown, or how much space you’re going to get in your own driveway at home, then this is a meeting you will want to pay attention to even though members of the public won’t be able to participate. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 14 Meeting?”

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

This month’s planning meeting will not have any new applications for council’s consideration, but there will be a couple of projects in need of a final decision from council, and they are likely going to generation from controversy. If you don’t like controversy, there’s at least a report to approve the new names for some new Guelph parks. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 12 Meeting?”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 6 Meeting?

April’s Committee of the Whole meeting will cover some long-term money matters from the Corporate Services agenda, and some insights into staff’s thoughts on new traffic measures, plus the Province’s plans to expand the Greenbelt under Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 6 Meeting?”