LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 24, 2019

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 June 24, 2019”

Staff Report Warns Trouble Ahead With Provincial Changes

In late breaking council agenda news, staff will lay out the recent changes to Provincial legislation what effect they will have on the City of Guelph. Long story short, it’s not good, and it’s still not exactly clear what the total effect will be. Continue reading “Staff Report Warns Trouble Ahead With Provincial Changes”

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

To finish up June, council will revisit leash-free parks in Guelph, and also look ahead to the next phase of winning the Smart Cities Challenge, and what’s going to happen now that the Province has shaken up development charges. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 24 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #174 – Bill 108

The Government of Ontario has recessed for the summer, but not before they passed the More Homes, More Choices Act, or Bill 108. You’ve probably heard a lot about Bill 108, or at least enough to know that it’s not as benign as the name of it implies. Yes, there will be some serious consequences from its passage, so let’s take a moment to figure out what they are. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #174 – Bill 108”

Opposition Parties Unite on the Badness of Bill 108

Members of Ontario’s three major opposition parties gathered Queen’s Park media for a press conference Tuesday morning with the message that they don’t like what Bill 108 has in mind for the province’s endangered species, and they want their government counterparts to vote against it. Continue reading “Opposition Parties Unite on the Badness of Bill 108”