This Week at Council: Talking About Communicating

It was a quiet week at city council, which is ironic because the subject matter of the workshop this week was all about communications. Council covered the various aspects of how the City communicates information and how they encourage Guelphites to communicate back to them. Also, how does community investment in Guelph work? That and many other questions will be answered in this week’s recap. Continue reading “This Week at Council: Talking About Communicating”

RECAP: TAC Hears Next Steps for Fare Review and Central Station Upgrades

At the month’s Transit Advisory Committee meeting they looked towards the future. With the business of passing the new fare strategy concluded last month at city council, staff are now implementing the plan and there was an update about that process. There was also an update about the pending upgrades to the shelters at Guelph Central Station, and did you know that Guelph now has two electric buses being shaken down? You will if you read the recap! Continue reading “RECAP: TAC Hears Next Steps for Fare Review and Central Station Upgrades”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 17, 2023

This meeting is all about communicating. 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 17, 2023”

MEETING PREVIEW: Transit Advisory Committee Meeting for May 18, 2023

This month’s Transit Advisory Meeting will catch up on some recent transit developments outside the committee room and then talk about what’s next. Since last month’s TAC meeting, city council formally passed the transit fare review so what happens now? In other matters, transit staff will talk about future plans, rider concerns, schedule changes, and, naturally, what’s going on with the electric bus. Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Transit Advisory Committee Meeting for May 18, 2023”

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

City council doesn’t get to leave for the unofficial first long weekend of summer without learning something first. In yet another workshop-style meeting meant to orient council to the internal working and mechanics of City Hall, the topic this time is, fittingly, communications. Council will learn how City Hall shares and receives information, and then they’ll learn how the City directly helps the community. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 17 Meeting?”

RECAP: Arts, Culture and Sports Leaders Share Thoughts About Tourism Plan

What does the City of Guelph need to do to attract visitors to our fair municipality? City hall is presently developing a strategy guide to provide direction on how to bring to Guelph new visitors and drive economic growth in culture and sports tourism, and on Monday, leaders and community activists in the areas of arts, culture and sports took part in two community engagement sessions to offer feedback. This is the story of one of those sessions… Continue reading “RECAP: Arts, Culture and Sports Leaders Share Thoughts About Tourism Plan”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 15 Meeting?

This month’s planning meeting will have no planning applications. The rare reprise from those sometimes controversial meetings will allow city council to give its full attention to the results of community engagement about Guelph’s not-too-distant future. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 15 Meeting?”

A Contentious Town Hall About a New Library with People that Want a New Library

This evening, things got heated – but not as heated as they were at the afternoon session apparently – at a town hall about the business case for a new main branch of the Guelph Public Library. The two meetings today were meant to update the public about the pending developments for the construction of the new main branch, but it frequently descended into an inquisition as to whether or not the City and Library are being open and transparent enough about the process. Continue reading “A Contentious Town Hall About a New Library with People that Want a New Library”