LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 17, 2020

This is your all-day budget meeting and presentation! You can click here for the 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 November 17, 2020”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 16, 2020

A workshop on ending systemic racism is the topic of this meeting. You can click here for the 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 November 16, 2020”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 25 Meeting?

If you have any thoughts about any aspect of the 2021 Budget, then this is your chance to have your say. Below, you will find the delegate instructions, and everything you need to make your voice heard for this very important decision in these very important times. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 25 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 23 Meeting?

Perhaps because of the all the work that needs to be done around the budget at the same time this week, the month’s regular council meeting will be a symphony of rubber stamps as the horseshoe approves decisions made at Committee of the Whole, plus the usual midterm review of committee and board appointments. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 23 Meeting?”

Renovations Are Back on at Guelph Police HQ

The City of Guelph is reporting that work on the renovations to Guelph Police Services headquarters are back underway after a summer of tumult where the old contractor was fired, another contractor was hired, and a lot concerns were levied from the public about another expensive construction that’s gone over time and over budget. So what progress can be made on the project now? Continue reading “Renovations Are Back on at Guelph Police HQ”

This Month at Council PART 1: Assets, Transit Growth and Council Composition

There are so many council meetings this month, we have to split the usual monthly recap into two parts. In this first half, we cover what happened at a very technocratic Committee of the Whole meeting, the non-decision at a special meeting on council composition, a straightforward planning meeting, and a transit growth workshop. Soon the budget will begin, but for now, here’s the recap. Continue reading “This Month at Council PART 1: Assets, Transit Growth and Council Composition”

GUELPH POLITICAST #246 – Explaining the Multi-Year Budget

Putting together the City of Guelph budget was a process that more or less started right after the last budget was passed, and involved every City department basically rebuilding their budget from scratch every year. It wasn’t easy, it was short-sighted, and it created a lot of extra work for staff. There had to be a better way, and that better way might be the move to multi-year budgeting. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #246 – Explaining the Multi-Year Budget”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 9, 2020

This month’s planning meeting has a decision, and the kick for the Official Plan review. You can click here for the 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 November 9, 2020”

How Do You Want to Vote? The City of Guelph Wants to Know

Last week, Guelph city council met to talk about its future composition; how many councillors will be representing the people of Guelph, and from how many wards? This week, the City of Guelph would like feedback from you about how we’re going to vote in 2022. How do you feel about mail-in ballots, internet voting, or good old in-person Scantron sheets? City staff want to know! Continue reading “How Do You Want to Vote? The City of Guelph Wants to Know”

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

It’s finally here, Budget Season! It’s the most wonderful time of the year if you like levies, estimates, and forecasts, and this year is doubly special with an entirely new format for the budget. From transit, to capital, to outside boards and services like the police and the library, staff will layout all the budget details in one action-packed and lengthy all-day council meeting. Bring a lunch! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 17 Meeting?”