Guthrie Welcomes LUMCO and Finds Some Common Ground

The first meeting of the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), with Guelph’s Mayor Cam Guthrie as the chair, took place on Friday. Although the meeting was closed to the public and the media, the mayor did take a few minutes to answer media questions after the meeting about what’s on LUMCO’s plate this term. Continue reading “Guthrie Welcomes LUMCO and Finds Some Common Ground”

Thomson Departure Means Another Shake Up for the CAO’s Office

City Council once again needs to go shopping for a new Chief Administrative Officer. In a surprise Friday announcement, a press release from the Mayor’s Office revealed that Derrick Thomson will be moving on after six years with the City of Guelph. Continue reading “Thomson Departure Means Another Shake Up for the CAO’s Office”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 13 Meeting?

And now for the final piece of the budget puzzle for 2019, the Local Boards and Shared Services Budget; six key areas for life and living in the Royal City. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 13 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 7 Meeting?

After a big build up the last month, the City of Guelph has finally released the 2019 Tax Supported Operating Budget. So how will it affect the bottom line of the city, and the bottom line for local property owners? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 7 Meeting?”

“We Hear the Urgency.” Mayor’s Task Force Wraps With Plan of Attack on Homelessness

Help is coming, and it must be a community-wide effort. These are the messages that Mayor Cam Guthrie wanted his Task Force on Homelessness and Community Safety to leave their second meeting with. Exactly when people in need will start seeing the outcome of these deliberations is still a question though. Continue reading ““We Hear the Urgency.” Mayor’s Task Force Wraps With Plan of Attack on Homelessness”

Ontario Gov Pulls Controversial Bylaw Proposal from Bill 66

In what’s being perceived as a win for environmentalists, and those concerned about government power overriding public input, the Ontario government has announced that they’ve pulled the most controversial aspect of the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, or Bill 66. Continue reading “Ontario Gov Pulls Controversial Bylaw Proposal from Bill 66”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 21, 2019

Getting more bang for our Development Charges buck is the topic of this rare third Monday 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 tonight’s council meeting, you can follow the meeting 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 January 21, 2019”

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

Previously at the City Council deliberations for the 2019 Budget, the horseshoe received the Capital Budget and Forecast report. On January 30th, they’ll vote for it. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 30 Meeting?”