LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 26, 2020

Get ready for a long discussion about affordable and supportive housing! You can click here for the 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 October 26, 2020”

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

The end of October brings what will likely be a fairly lengthy discussion at council about the role the City should or needs to play in the creation of affordable and supportive housing in our town. Along with that agenda item there will be all the leftover items from the Committee of the Whole meeting plus a formal endorsement of a request for more financial aid from the upper levels of government. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 26 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for August 24, 2020

It’s jam-packed meeting for this last meeting in a very unusual series of August meetings. 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 August 24, 2020”

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?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #216 – Seriously, Keep Your Rent

One week ago was rent day for people everywhere, and many of those people were not able to submit those rent cheques because the COVID-19 quarantine has meant no money in the bank. April 1 was the first hurdle in what might be a months long dilemma for Canada’s renters. We could be on lockdown for the foreseeable future, so what happens when the rent cheques stop entirely? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #216 – Seriously, Keep Your Rent”

Councillors Want a Reconsideration on Whitelaw Development Vote

Two city councillors want their colleagues to take a second look at a proposed development on Whitelaw Road that was rejected by council just last month. Councillor Mark MacKinnon didn’t get a chance to vote for the project in council, but he and Councillor Dan Gibson are hoping that they might be able to convince a majority of council to change their mind and vote for it to. Continue reading “Councillors Want a Reconsideration on Whitelaw Development Vote”

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

As May comes to an end, City Council will hear about potential new affordable housing developments, an update on the Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Bylaw, and a special resolution that should generate a lot of discussion. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 27 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 10, 2018

Big developments, new heritage properties, and affordable housing join the bylaw suspension proposal on tonight’s council meeting agenda, the last one before the election. 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 tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 10, 2018”

GUELPH POLITICAST #135 – On Development, Part I: “The Big Picture”

Is the rapid state of development making Guelph lose its character? This is a question more and more people have this election year as plans for bigger and bigger residential buildings keep coming to city council. Meanwhile, Clair-Maltby lies in wait in the south end for an official plan. So how do we know we’re developing right? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #135 – On Development, Part I: “The Big Picture””

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 7 Meetings?

Monday is going to be a very long day for Committe-of-the-Whole, with both a regular meeting in the afternoon, and a special meeting beginning at 7 pm. So what’s all on the agenda? Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 7 Meetings?”