City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 30 Meeting?

After a week off due to the Victoria Day long weekend, council gets back to business by recapped the business from the Committee of the Whole, but there’s also some new items on the agenda too. To wrap up May, we’re going to look at some funding for affordable housing, new public committee appointments, and some extra training money for one of the city councillors that wants to go over budget. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 30 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 16, 2022

Decisions about the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan will be made. 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 May 16, 2022”

Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #2

It’s election season here in Guelph! The nominations are open for this fall’s Municipal Election, and interested residents are filing their papers to run for positions as mayor, for city council and for a spot on one of the local school boards. Each week, this space will break down who’s new to the race, who’s running again, and where we’re still waiting for someone to show an interest! Continue reading “Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #2”

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

A special meeting for a very special topic. You’ve probably heard about the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan, you may have even taken part one of the numerous planning meetings on the subject over the last seven years, or maybe you just have a thought about growth or protecting the environment. Whatever your thoughts and concerns about Clair-Maltby, you’re going to want to take your last chance to share them on May 16. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 16 Meeting?”

Quiet First Day of Nominations in Guelph

Monday marked the first day that you could file the paper work to run for office in this fall’s Municipal Election, and when it was all said and done it was a pretty quiet one. While one person signed up to take on the incumbents, another long-time councillor announced that he is making this term around the horseshoe his last. Continue reading “Quiet First Day of Nominations in Guelph”

Ontario Government Approves $15 Million for Hospital ER Expansion

There’s an election coming. The writs must be drawn up in the next 48 hours, but in that time it looks like there’s going to be a lot of announcements from all parties about wonderful new spending initiatives. Guelph General Hospital was the recipients of one of those cool funding announcements today, but this one comes with the seal of approval from the Minister of Health herself. Continue reading “Ontario Government Approves $15 Million for Hospital ER Expansion”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for May 2, 2022

Money matters, and some election related matters open the month of May at city council. 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 May 2, 2022”

This Month at Council: Parks, Solid Waste, and Community Benefit Charges

It was a very consequential month at Guelph City Council, especially if you’re a fan of parkland and infrastructure. Bookended by intense debates around the demand for more park space, new bans on a variety of single-use plastics, and the delegation of authority to staff when planned capital go way over budget, the month also dealt with a heritage appeal, a new big density development and the new Community Benefit Charges. Here’s the recap for April. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Parks, Solid Waste, and Community Benefit Charges”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 2 Meeting?

For this May meeting of Committee of the Whole, there are money matters on the agenda, and some administrative stuff for the coming election. It’s a good time for both these topics considering that Monday May 2 is also the official kick-off of Municipal Election season, the first day that people can file their nomination papers. Perhaps there’s something in this meeting that people will be interested in running on. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 2 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 13, 2022

It’s parklands and growth on the agenda for this special Wednesday 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: City Council Meeting for April 13, 2022”