City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the August 12 Meeting?

For the fifth and perhaps (hopefully) final time, city council will gather to talk about the effects of COVID-19 on the Royal City, and the municipal corporation that runs it. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the August 12 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the August 10 Meeting?

This month’s planning meeting of city council has a couple of decision reports on two recent proposed projects, but will these decisions cause any controversy with the general public? Check out the agenda for this unusual August council meeting and find out. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the August 10 Meeting?”

The Month at Council: No Tower, COVID Update, and a Budget for the Future

This was a jam-packed July at city council even while everyone was physically distant. Along with the usual meetings, there was a shareholder meeting for two City-held companies, and a workshop on multiyear budgeting, which added a lot on the plates of councillors who already saw full slates on a myriad of different issues. Here’s the recap of this past month’s activities in the virtual horseshoe. Continue reading “The Month at Council: No Tower, COVID Update, and a Budget for the Future”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 27, 2020

It’s workshop on multiyear budgeting. 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 27, 2020”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 22, 2020

It’s the annual shareholder meeting for Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc, and the Guelph Junction Railway! You can click here and 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, 2020”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 27 Meeting?

A workshop, that’s what! Guelph city council tries to get its multiyear budgeting process back on track with a presentation about the framework and options for a multiyear budgeting plan, and how all this ties back to the Strategic Plan and the City’s long-term financial vision. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 27 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 20, 2020

This is not the final council meeting of the summer! 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 20, 2020”

Guelph Museums Re-opening, and Assistance for Non-Profits Announced

In other signs that life is slowly turning back to some semblance of normalcy, the City of Guelph announced Monday that they’ve set re-opening dates for Guelph Civic Museums. For other non-profits struggling because of the pandemic, the City also announced Monday how they will be implementing the council-approved $350,000 in funding to assist non-profits with emergency funding. Continue reading “Guelph Museums Re-opening, and Assistance for Non-Profits Announced”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 15, 2020

Here’s your monthly COVID-19 response update. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here and 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 15, 2020”

GUELPH POLITICAST #229 – Black Votes Matter!

This is where the hard work of changing the system, and combating systemic racism, begins. For almost two months there have been marches, demonstrations and meetings all designed to promote the cause, but if we’re going to tear down the system, and build something more equitable, it’s going to be a more long term fight. So how do we begin? Why don’t we begin with this podcast? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #229 – Black Votes Matter!”