This Month at Council: Voting Methods, Route Review, and Zoning Bylaw Changes

November was a busy month around the virtual horseshoe, and that’s even before you factor in the business of the 2022-2023 Guelph budgets. We’ll deal with that in another recap post, but for now, you can re-live the debates around having a more accessible vote for next year’s election, some of the proposed changes to the comprehensive zoning bylaw, and some planned changes for Guelph Transit over the next 10 years. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Voting Methods, Route Review, and Zoning Bylaw Changes”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 8, 2021

Shall we talk about the draft of the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw review? You can click here for the amended agendas 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 8, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 8 Meeting?

At every planning meeting, council hears about applications to change the zoning bylaw to allow for the construction of some new project somewhere in the city, and they’re usually looking for some kind of change to the regulations as well like a bigger yard or less parking. But who or what decides what can and can’t be done? That’s the comprehensive zoning bylaw, and this month’s planning meeting is literally all about it. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 8 Meeting?”

This Month at Council Part 2: Three Workshops and a Park Name

In part two of our monthly recap of city council, we’re going to cover a laundry list of issues discussed at three council workshops, from parking to systemic racism to growth. And to finish things off, we will review the regular council meeting where some naming controversy was settled with a celebration of Guelph history. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 2: Three Workshops and a Park Name”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 14, 2021

Get ready to learn more about parking bylaws, and potential changes for same! 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 April 14, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 14 Meeting?

The second of two council meetings for the second week of April will be another council workshop. If you’re at all interested in matters of parking in Guelph, whether that’s paid parking downtown, or how much space you’re going to get in your own driveway at home, then this is a meeting you will want to pay attention to even though members of the public won’t be able to participate. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 14 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 11 Meeting?

Although it’s technically the last meeting of the year, this is really more of a workshop. Council will get an update on two very important reviews, and then participate in the process by giving staff some feedback and direction. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 11 Meeting?”

RECAP: Dolime, Bylaw, and Budget Were all Discussed at Ward 5 Town Hall

Ward 5 Councillors Leanne Piper and Cathy Downer gathered over 40 of their constituents at Mary Phelan Catholic School on a rainy Thursday night for a town hall. Several things were discussed including the Dolime Quarry deal, the comprehensive zoning bylaw review, and yes, the 2020 Municipal Budget. Here’s the recap. Continue reading “RECAP: Dolime, Bylaw, and Budget Were all Discussed at Ward 5 Town Hall”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 7 Meeting?

October’s Committee of the Whole meeting will not be as busy as September’s, but it will cover a wide variety of topics including new policy, discussion papers, sign variances, and a presentation from Innovation Guelph. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 7 Meeting?”

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

For the month of May, the planning meeting brings three major pieces for discussion before city council. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 13 Meeting?”