LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 25, 2020

City council finally gets back to some form of business as usual. 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 25, 2020”

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

Council returns to regular order for the first time in months, and the first regular meeting of council looks to have something for everybody. From the final ratification to the latest stage in Clair-Maltby planning, to year-end budget considerations, to water issues and solid waste, it’s going to be a policy wonk’s delight again at council. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 25 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #221 – Old Marcolongo’s Farm

The detailed Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan was going to be one of the biggest issues before city council this year, and it still might be, but in the almost literal centre of the debate is the Marcolongo Farm property. With council returning to some kind of regular order in the next few weeks, look for the planning of Clair-Maltby to pick-up again, and there is almost no one that has as much invested in that plan both personally and professionally than Mike Marcolongo. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #221 – Old Marcolongo’s Farm”

This Month at Council: Clair-Maltby, Lafarge, and an Emergency Meeting

Everything was proceeding normally for this month at council. We had the Committee of the Whole, we had the planning meeting, and then we had COVID, and all the best laid plans fell apart. Since at this point it seems unlikely that we’ll get another council meeting before May, this might be the monthly recap of council you will get for a while. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Clair-Maltby, Lafarge, and an Emergency Meeting”

GUELPH POLITICAST #212 – The Clash Over Clair-Maltby Part 2: All About Parks

Last week, the Committee of the Whole heard about the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan Open Spaces Systems Strategy, staff’s proposal for how parkland and open spaces will be mapped out in the development of Clair-Maltby. Just about anything Clair-Maltby related is controversial, especially the debate about parkland placement, so how did the members of city council navigate this minefield? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #212 – The Clash Over Clair-Maltby Part 2: All About Parks”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for March 2, 2020

It’s going to be a busy afternoon for committee with parkland and water matters. 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 March 2, 2020”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 2 Meeting?

March’s Committee of the Whole meeting will see the members get an update on a number of key initiatives including the Smart Cities Challenge, the Dolime solution, and the secondary plan for Clair-Maltby. Also, we’ll hear about how Water Services is doing, and how Guelph is a data leader that could always use more data. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 2 Meeting?”

What’s in a Park? City Workshop Asks for the Parameters of a Community Park

About 40 people took part in the first of two workshops Wednesday to give the City of Guelph feedback on what the community park in Clair-Maltby should look like when the final draft of the plan comes back for council approval. Continue reading “What’s in a Park? City Workshop Asks for the Parameters of a Community Park”

GUELPH POLITICAST #172 – The Clash Over Clair-Maltby

Clair-Maltby is hundreds of acres of mostly untouched greenspace in Guelph’s south end. For some, it represents millions of dollars in potential real estate profit, and for others, it represents a chance to develop in an environmentally responsible way that avoids the natural instinct to sprawl. These ideals clashed before City Council this past Monday. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #172 – The Clash Over Clair-Maltby”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 13, 2019

Driveway Width, and the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan will make for a long 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: City Council Meeting for May 13, 2019”