LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 10, 2021

It’s going to be a long night at city council with some big planning matters 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 May 10, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 17 Meeting?

Remember last year when city council had that all-day meeting that started at 9 o’clock in the morning where they had a presentation that covered the entire budget and not just have a series of smaller meetings over several nights? Get used to that because the multi-year budget process is here to stay, and at this special workshop meeting of city council, the horseshoe will hear about how its going to improve this year. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 17 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for May 3, 2021

It’s time for another Committee of the Whole 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for May 3, 2021”

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

This month’s planning meeting of city council will be very busy. There are a couple of new public meetings on a couple of interesting new projects, plus a decision report on a previous, some-what controversial project in the west end of town. If planning in a more general, macro sense is more your speed, staff will present their final vision for the east end of the city. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 10 Meeting?”

This Month at Council Part 2: Three Workshops and a Park Name

In part two of our monthly recap of city council, we’re going to cover a laundry list of issues discussed at three council workshops, from parking to systemic racism to growth. And to finish things off, we will review the regular council meeting where some naming controversy was settled with a celebration of Guelph history. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 2: Three Workshops and a Park Name”

This Month at Council Part 1: Committee of the Whole and Grace Gardens Approved

Due to the exceptionally busy council calendar this past month, we’ve had to split April’s recap into two parts. In part one, we will recap what happened at a very busy and complex committee meeting, and then at the planning there was a somewhat confusing matter about the Naming Committee and the final approval of a long-gestating housing project. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 1: Committee of the Whole and Grace Gardens Approved”

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

May’s Committee of the Whole will be a very busy affair indeed. There’s going to be money matters with the left over financial statements from last year, and the investment of that Safe Restart funding. In development matters, there’s some Official Plan stuff, and the business case for that other huge project that City staff is looking to get approval of. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 3 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 21, 2021

Here we go again about growing! 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 21, 2021”

RECAP: Guthrie Talks about Restrictions, Signs of Hope and Other Things in Live Chat

If you happened to be on Facebook Tuesday night, you might have come across an impromptu Q&A with Guelph’s Mayor, Cam Guthrie. The nearly hour-long affair covered a wide range of topics that were mostly related to COVID-19 and the recent provincial restrictions, though there were some oldies-but-goldies like complaints about the new library, and the lack of an east-end grocery store. There was also a cameo from an honest to goodness local anti-mask celebrity! Continue reading “RECAP: Guthrie Talks about Restrictions, Signs of Hope and Other Things in Live Chat”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 19, 2021

City council will try again to gain some insight into fighting systemic racism. 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 19, 2021”