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

This Monday was supposed to be an off-night for city council, but at almost literally the eleventh hour, Mayor Cam Guthrie will bring council together to decide if there will be an immediate future for the Downtown Dining District after Monday night. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 21 Meeting?”

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

September’s planning meeting will be a busy one with three statutory public meetings; two will amend projects already approved, and the last one is for another new high rise development along Gordon Street. One of these projects has already gotten huge attention from delegates, and you can probably figure out which one. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 14 Meeting?”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 8 Meeting?

For the first time since March, council will gather as Committee of the Whole, although they will continue to meet in the virtual format we’ve all gotten used to because of the pandemic. For this month, we will get items from Public Services and Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise with three interesting reports about three different areas of City business. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 8 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the August 24 Meeting?

An utterly rare series of August council meetings will come to close with this regular meeting of council. On the packed agenda is more discussions about the multiyear budget, an environmental assessment for Guelph’s busiest road, an ask for more funds for an affordable housing project, and the possibility of another dog park debate. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the August 24 Meeting?”

Council Preview Update: What Else is on the Agenda for the August 12 Meeting?

For the fifth and (perhaps) final time, council will hold a special COVID-19 response meeting before returning to a more normal council schedule in September. There isn’t much in the way of new initiatives, but there are some interesting insights into how the City of Guelph is still managing the effects of the pandemic, and what the immediate future looks like for City Hall. Continue reading “Council Preview Update: What Else is on the Agenda for the August 12 Meeting?”

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

This month’s planning meeting of city council has a couple of decision reports on two recent proposed projects, but will these decisions cause any controversy with the general public? Check out the agenda for this unusual August council meeting and find out. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the August 10 Meeting?”

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

A workshop, that’s what! Guelph city council tries to get its multiyear budgeting process back on track with a presentation about the framework and options for a multiyear budgeting plan, and how all this ties back to the Strategic Plan and the City’s long-term financial vision. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 27 Meeting?”

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

Even though it’s about a month later than usual, city council will sit for its annual shareholder meeting of both Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. and Guelph Junction Railroad, two high valuable City assets with new financial documents to oversee and ratify. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 22 Meeting?”

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

The regular council meeting for July is typically the last one of the summer, but in the COVID-era, it’s just another gathering of city council on a week we’re blessed with not just one, but two council meetings. For this one, council will talk about paramedic performance, the external audit, and a new community plan for road safety at all levels. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 20 Meeting?”