LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 24, 2023

A brief meeting that’s one of two on this Tuesday. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 24, 2023”

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

Not much to see for this regular meeting of city council, at least not much that you haven’t already seen. Council will revisit the new appoints they approved to Committee of the Whole, decide whether to let one of their colleagues ascend to a higher body (if elected), and will also have an in-camera conversation about the CAO’s performance objectives for the year. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 24 Meeting?”

This Week at Council: Funding the Mission and Service Improvements

It feels like we were only just getting started, but Guelph city council wrapped up for the year after taking care of a couple of key pieces of business. Just in time for Christmas, there was some good news for people who want to see more aid for those who are unhoused downtown, and there was also some good news for people who like to complain to City staff with an exciting and interactive new way to make you voice heard! Continue reading “This Week at Council: Funding the Mission and Service Improvements”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 13, 2022

One more meeting before Christmas break! You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 13, 2022”

GUELPH POLITICAST #351 – The 97 Per Cent Solution

It was about one year ago that Guelph City Council approved a slate of motions to accelerate the City’s shift to net zero and 100 per cent renewable. The meeting was especially notable for the number of young people who came out to delegate about their panic around the climate’s future, and their concern that governments are not moving fast enough to act. So where do we sit on this Race to Zero? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #351 – The 97 Per Cent Solution”

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

It seems like we had just barely got started, but the year at city council comes to an end with one last meeting for 2022. This meeting. On the agenda presently are three items, an endorsement, a request for funds, and an update about the City of Guelph’s efforts to be more customer friendly. Let’s tackle the issues one last time before a nice holiday break! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 13 Meeting?”

Guelph Police Fleet Moving to All Hybrids Starting this Fall

At an announcement at Guelph City Hall Thursday afternoon, the Guelph Police Service announced their intention to move to an all hybrid fleet over the next couple of years. From this fall going forward, all new police vehicles will be hybrid models as our city’s law enforcement is staking their claim to go green. Continue reading “Guelph Police Fleet Moving to All Hybrids Starting this Fall”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for May 6, 2019

It’s a jammed packed agenda for this month’s committee! You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for May 6, 2019”

GUELPH POLITICAST #163 – Evan Ferrari, eMERGE Guelph

We could start this with the usual preamble about extreme weather, the 12-year deadline from the U.N. Panel on Climate Change report, or the enigma of climate change denial, but let’s take a moment to explore these issues on a more immediate level. And here in Guelph, it seems, we seem to really know how to tackle the problem in an effective way. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #163 – Evan Ferrari, eMERGE Guelph”