This Month at Council: Voting Methods, Route Review, and Zoning Bylaw Changes

November was a busy month around the virtual horseshoe, and that’s even before you factor in the business of the 2022-2023 Guelph budgets. We’ll deal with that in another recap post, but for now, you can re-live the debates around having a more accessible vote for next year’s election, some of the proposed changes to the comprehensive zoning bylaw, and some planned changes for Guelph Transit over the next 10 years. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Voting Methods, Route Review, and Zoning Bylaw Changes”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 22, 2021

There’s some unfinished business on trailers and voting methods. You can click here for the amended agendas 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 November 22, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 2 Meeting?

This is the moment council’s either been waiting for or dreading depending on their priorities. December begins with the final decision for the 2022-2023 Guelph budget, the first multiyear budget and the last budget before the next election. There’s a lot of hard work ahead, and it’s probably going to be a long meeting for council as they try to add everything up. Here’s what they’re up against… Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 2 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 18, 2021

The people will get a chance to have their say about the 2022 and 2023 budgets. You can click here for the amended agendas 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 November 18, 2021”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 16, 2021

Strap for a full day of budget action! You can click here for the amended agendas 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 November 16, 2021”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 15, 2021

A plan for Guelph Transit routes will be presented and debated. You can click here for the amended agendas 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 November 15, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 22 Meeting?

This month at city council will end by revisiting some greatest hits from November’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Get ready to hear some more about the effort to approve electronic ballot marking and the approval of temporary trailer parking exemptions, and if that’s not enough then there’s a long list of new council appointments to local boards and committees to get through. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 22 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 8, 2021

Shall we talk about the draft of the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw review? You can click here for the amended agendas 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 November 8, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 15 Meeting?

November is a busy month at council, and this third week of the month is going to be the busiest in terms of council business. Of course, the biggest meeting of the year is the budget presentation, but just in time for comment is a new plan from Guelph Transit to expand their service over the next decade, which yes, will require some major new investments. So what might transit look like in 10 years time? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 15 Meeting?”

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

If calculators and spreadsheets are your fetish, then this is the most wonderful time of the year for you! Budget season is finally here, and it’s extra special this year because this is the City of Guelph’s first ever multi-year budget!! The pressures of a growing city will meet the pressure of delivering something that’s affordable for the average Guelphite as we kick off the City’s second annual day-long budget presentation. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 16 Meeting?”