LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for April 6, 2021

Money matters, provincial policy and traffic are on the agenda at this month’s committee meeting. 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 April 6, 2021”

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?”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 5 Meeting?

October’s Committee of the Whole delivers a very busy Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services agenda with two of the biggest infrastructure projects coming down in the not-too-distant future. There’s also some other City business about the sign bylaw and the external auditor, but really, we’re here to talk about the library and the rec centre. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 5 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 7 Meeting?

In a special Wednesday meeting, council will tackle not just one, but two of the biggest infrastructure projects being undertaken by the City of Guelph in the next few years. If you’re interested in either the new main library, or the proposed rec centre in the south end, you will definitely want to mark this date on your calendar. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 7 Meeting?”

Library Outrage Alert: Changes to Baker Street Redevelopment Coming to Committee

After months of speculation and concern about the fate of the new main branch of the Guelph Public Library, the City of Guelph has announced that they’ve updated the plan which will hopefully allow for a more cost-effective version of the project to proceed. How are they going to do that? Exact details are forthcoming… in a couple of weeks. Continue reading “Library Outrage Alert: Changes to Baker Street Redevelopment Coming to Committee”

Baker District Planning Back on With Virtual Open House

Just because you’re stuck at home, and City facilities are closed, it doesn’t mean that you can’t participate in the long-term plans for the Baker District Redevelopment. Until the end of the month, you can review the latest documents and information about the City’s plan for Baker Street, and present your feedback in return. Assuming you like City engagement on your computer. Continue reading “Baker District Planning Back on With Virtual Open House”

CITY PAGES: Art Approved, Water Day, and Baker District Open House

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Art Approved, Water Day, and Baker District Open House”

This Month at Council: Procedural Changes, Libraries Saved, and Pool Mourning

City Council came back from the summer break with a very busy agenda that included the long-awaited Strategic Plan, some controversial changes to the Procedural Bylaw, and the early closure of the pool at Centennial C.V.I. And there was one more thing, what was that? Oh yeah, the Baker District Redevelopment and the new main library! Continue reading “This Month at Council: Procedural Changes, Libraries Saved, and Pool Mourning”

GUELPH POLITICAST #188 – The Correspondences

Five hours after the council meeting began, the main library project was back on track. After a couple of months of mixed messages and confusion, the library advocates were pleased with the definitive 9-4 decision to proceed with a new main library and the hard cap price tag of $67.1 million. But not all voices were heard. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #188 – The Correspondences”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 16, 2019

The fate of the new main branch of the library will be decided for the 93rd and final* time. 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 September 16, 2019”