LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 16, 2022

Decisions about the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan will be made. 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 16, 2022”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 9, 2022

A decision, a proposal and urban designs are 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 9, 2022”

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

A special meeting for a very special topic. You’ve probably heard about the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan, you may have even taken part one of the numerous planning meetings on the subject over the last seven years, or maybe you just have a thought about growth or protecting the environment. Whatever your thoughts and concerns about Clair-Maltby, you’re going to want to take your last chance to share them on May 16. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 16 Meeting?”

Guelph Wants Stuff From This Provincial Election

The City of Guelph has issues, and they want the candidates running to represent Guelph in the provincial election to deal with them. On the first full day of the 2022 campaign, the City of Guelph formally released their Top Five election priorities for this election, and if you look at the list, and if you’re even slightly in tune with the political culture here, none of the picks should be especially surprising. Continue reading “Guelph Wants Stuff From This Provincial Election”

Quiet First Day of Nominations in Guelph

Monday marked the first day that you could file the paper work to run for office in this fall’s Municipal Election, and when it was all said and done it was a pretty quiet one. While one person signed up to take on the incumbents, another long-time councillor announced that he is making this term around the horseshoe his last. Continue reading “Quiet First Day of Nominations in Guelph”

Ontario Government Approves $15 Million for Hospital ER Expansion

There’s an election coming. The writs must be drawn up in the next 48 hours, but in that time it looks like there’s going to be a lot of announcements from all parties about wonderful new spending initiatives. Guelph General Hospital was the recipients of one of those cool funding announcements today, but this one comes with the seal of approval from the Minister of Health herself. Continue reading “Ontario Government Approves $15 Million for Hospital ER Expansion”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for May 2, 2022

Money matters, and some election related matters open the month of May at city council. 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 2, 2022”

FedDev Minister Brings Millions of New Investment to Guelph and Wellington

The Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) spent the day in Guelph on Friday with nearly $13 million to burn in her pocket. Two stops on her public schedule delivered money for a new green technology innovation fund, and money to help improve area tourist attractions including Guelph’s biggest and most famous park. Continue reading “FedDev Minister Brings Millions of New Investment to Guelph and Wellington”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 9 Meeting?

Spring may be construction season, but there’s not a lot of a lot of building coming up at this month’s planning meeting. While one big-ish project comes back for final approval, another one hits the first step to get public and council feedback. Also, the planning for the future redevelopment of an area in the Ward comes back to council for further consultation. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 9 Meeting?”

This Month at Council: Parks, Solid Waste, and Community Benefit Charges

It was a very consequential month at Guelph City Council, especially if you’re a fan of parkland and infrastructure. Bookended by intense debates around the demand for more park space, new bans on a variety of single-use plastics, and the delegation of authority to staff when planned capital go way over budget, the month also dealt with a heritage appeal, a new big density development and the new Community Benefit Charges. Here’s the recap for April. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Parks, Solid Waste, and Community Benefit Charges”