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

This month’s planning meeting will not have any new applications for council’s consideration, but there will be a couple of projects in need of a final decision from council, and they are likely going to generation from controversy. If you don’t like controversy, there’s at least a report to approve the new names for some new Guelph parks. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 12 Meeting?”

This Month at Council: Patios, No Proxies, More Supportive Housing, and Patios(!)

At Guelph city council, March came in like a lion, and it went out like a… slightly smaller lion. Since the weather was (mostly) nice, it was perhaps unsurprising that this summer’s patio program took up so much of the meeting time this month, but there were other matters covered including more planning applications, and the mid-term governance review. Here’s the council recap from March. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Patios, No Proxies, More Supportive Housing, and Patios(!)”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 29, 2021

Let’s talk about patios again! 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 March 29, 2021”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 22, 2021

It’s a special meeting about the Procedural Bylaw, so you know it’s going to get hot! 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 March 22, 2021”

VIDEO: A Call For Reasonable Compromise on the Patio Plan

Next Monday, city council will meet to ratify their decisions about the 2021-2023 patio program for downtown Guelph. Or change it. There’s been an undercurrent of dissatisfaction about the decision made to close downtown streets for special occasions only; some people want a summer-long closure, others want no closure or something in between. This has all the makings of A GREAT DEBATE! Continue reading “VIDEO: A Call For Reasonable Compromise on the Patio Plan”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 29 Meeting?

It’s the end of the month again, and that means it’s time for the regular meeting of city council. It may look like a short agenda, but looks can be deceiving, and this could be a long night with the return to the topic of downtown patios. Plus, there will be an additional motion that might see our local council back the near universal request to establish province-wide universal sick days. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 29 Meeting?”

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

In a special meeting of city council, there’s only one topic to be discussed, and that’s city council itself. City council has rules, and every now and then they have to be reviewed by the clerks office, and now the time has come this term’s halfway point check-in for the ways and means of conducting council business. So what changes are being proposed? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 22 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 8, 2021

It’s another busy planning meeting schedule! 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 March 8, 2021”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for March 1, 2021

A COVID update and patios are among the topics for this meeting. 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for March 1, 2021”

This Month at Council: Investing, Parkview, and Mail-In Ballots

It’s the end of another month of city council meetings, and there was a lot of ground covered with a couple of big meetings. We took one step closed to getting some supportive housing in the city, we got at least one firm decision about what the 2022 election will look like, and there was some interestingly wonkish discussion about investing policy. All in a month’s work. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Investing, Parkview, and Mail-In Ballots”