GUELPH POLITICAST #355 – …The Rest of the Year at City Council

Here’s the first episode of the podcast for the year, and what are we talking about? Stuff that happened in the year that just ended! Before we let 2022 go for good, we’re going to go around the horseshoe, the one in the council chambers at 1 Carden Street, one more time. There weren’t that many council meetings between September and December, but that doesn’t mean nothing interesting happened. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #355 – …The Rest of the Year at City Council”

GUELPH POLITICAST #235 – The Council Year So Far

Normally there are no August city council meetings, but as we all know in 2020 what’s normal got up, walked out of the room, and threw itself down the stairs. Having three city council meetings in August is unusual, but it’s hardly the most unusual thing about this political year, and to make sense of everything that’s happened at council so far in 2020, we’re going to do a recap. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #235 – The Council Year So Far”

10 Questions About Guelph Politics in 2020?

We sure covered a lot of news in 2019, but 2020 is an all-new year with all new challenges and opportunities. Although the future is uncertain, and we’re technically not in the prediction business, we can make some educated guesses about what stories might make the Top 10 in the coming year, and here are some possible suggestions… Continue reading “10 Questions About Guelph Politics in 2020?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #181 – Kevin Bowman, 123 Guelph

London has done it. Cambridge and Kingston might do it. But how about Guelph? How about the other 440 cities, towns and villages in the Province of Ontario? Because they can do it if they want thanks to the last provincial government! Get your mind out of the gutter because the “it” we’re talking about is ranked ballots for municipal elections. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #181 – Kevin Bowman, 123 Guelph”

READ: Mayor Guthrie’s Inaugural Address

Last night, City Council met for the first time of the 2018-2022 term. Mayor Cam Guthrie laid out his thoughts and priorities for the next four years, and now Guelph Politico lays them out for you here. Check out the full text of Mayor Guthrie’s inaugural address below: Continue reading “READ: Mayor Guthrie’s Inaugural Address”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 3, 2018

It’s here! The start of a whole new term of city council. There won’t be much action in terms of policy, but there will be lots of swearing (in). You can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 3, 2018”

GUELPH POLITICAST #148 – Guelph Stuff: Closed Meetings, High Speed Rail & What’s Next

You know those podcasts where two people talk about the news like they’re some kind of experts on the subject? Well, this is like that, except about Guelph news! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #148 – Guelph Stuff: Closed Meetings, High Speed Rail & What’s Next”

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?”