City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the Special Meetings on December 6?

Council gets back to its regularly scheduled program with a pair of special meetings that will precede the first official planing meeting of the new term. Or should we say “meetings.” So before that first planning meeting, council’s going to learn the bits and pieces of planning policy, and then they’re going to fill up the ranks of Guelph’s very important public boards and committees for the new term. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the Special Meetings on December 6?”

This Month at Council: Official Plan, Zoning and Homelessness

July means the end of council business for the summer, but in this election year it also kind of means the end of business for the rest of this term. With the exception of a couple of meetings in September, and one in November, this is it for the current incarnation of council and what a way to leave things with a new Official Plan Amendment, a major benchmark in the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw review, and emergency motions about homelessness downtown. Here’s the recap! Continue reading “This Month at Council: Official Plan, Zoning and Homelessness”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 13, 2022

To wrap up a busy week, we have some leftover planning business. 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 July 13, 2022”

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

A very busy week at city council comes to an end with the third of three meetings, each of them dealing with some essential planning matters. In this last one, there will be some heritage friction, and the last item needing discussion from the aborted June planning meeting, but the biggest bit will be the latest changes to the wholesale re-evaluation of the comprehensive zoning bylaw! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 13 Meeting?”

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?”