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”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 23 Meeting?

After a very busy first three weeks in September, the last council meeting of the month will be comparatively light with a review of a couple of items from the Committee of the Whole agenda, and some follow-up information. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 23 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 9, 2019

It’s time for the first planning meeting of the fall! 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 9, 2019”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 16 Meeting?

This special meeting of City Council will focus on the Baker District Redevelopment, which includes the new branch of the Guelph Public Library. Back in July, a staff report suggested that they need to cut millions of dollars from the budget for this project, and that it was already going over budget. So what does the situation looking like now two-months later? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 16 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 3, 2019

School’s back in session, and by school, we mean city council 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 3, 2019”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 9 Meeting?

This first planning meeting of the fall will start off rather light with a couple of statutory hearings, some granting requests, and a decision on a previous planning application. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 9 Meeting?”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 3 Meeting?

It’s back to business as usual and unusual for City Council, as they sit for the first time since the end of July. September’s Committee of the Whole brings forward a long list of items from the Corporate Services and Public Services agenda including trains, training, contracts, plans, and diversity. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 3 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #179 – Guelph Stuff (Bernier, Library, and Council)

August is almost here, which typically means a slower pace of news coverage in Guelph since city council is taking the month off. To look at it another way, it’s the perfect time to stop, and take stock of the year so far before we dive into a very busy fall that has a federal election, and a lengthy budget season. You know what? It’s time for Guelph Stuff. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #179 – Guelph Stuff (Bernier, Library, and Council)”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 22, 2019

It’s the mid-season finale of this year of city council, but without the most controversial issue on the agenda. 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 July 22, 2019”

Library Discussion on the Back-Burner with New Staff Report

Monday’s City Council meeting was shaping up to be a clash between library lovers and City of Guelph staff making an argument to cut the size of the project, but the debate’s been postponed due to a new staff report that suggests the project could cost more than previously indicated.  Continue reading “Library Discussion on the Back-Burner with New Staff Report”