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: Tech Trouble, Bridge Debate, Water Plan Updates

If nothing else this month, Guelph is now officially a bird city, and we now sleep under the wings of our official bird, the Black-capped Chickadee, which was chosen by popular demand. At least that part went right because this month council had its first serious tech-glitch of these post-pandemic times. But most everything else was business as usual, so let’s review the business of June’s council meetings. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Tech Trouble, Bridge Debate, Water Plan Updates”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 27, 2022

It’s time for the last meeting of June, and it comes with a very packed agenda. 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 June 27, 2022”

LIVE BLOG: City Council as Shareholder Meetings for June 27, 2022

To kick off a busy night at city council, the horseshoe will get an update about Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. and Guelph Junction Railway. You can click here and 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 as Shareholder Meetings for June 27, 2022”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 27 Meeting?

This last council meeting for the month of June is slightly embiggened from the size it was originally supposed to be due to a couple of imported items from the aborted planning meeting earlier this week. So we’ve got two planning items, and we’ve got a couple of information reports to discuss, plus a new and pressing matter regarding a railway crossing. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 27 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 27 Shareholder Meetings?

If it’s the end of June, then it’s time for what is, in essence, the annual general meetings for the two corporations that the City of Guelph is the sole shareholder of. At this meeting, we will learn about what kind of year it’s been for Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. and Guelph Junction Railway. They are going to be parts one and two of a long triple header night in the council chambers. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 27 Shareholder Meetings?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for June 7, 2022

One day later than usual (due to the FCM meeting), let’s start Committee of the Whole. 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 June 7, 2022”

This Month at Council: Budget Deficit Turned Surplus and Clair-Maltby Complete

It was a busy May at city council as the horseshoe handled several complex files. Money matters were big as the completed books for the 2021 fiscal year came back for council’s information. How did staff turn a deficit into surplus? Find out! And speaking of new discoveries, the final version of the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan came to council for approval, and approve it they did. Let’s recap the fifth month of the year at City Hall! Continue reading “This Month at Council: Budget Deficit Turned Surplus and Clair-Maltby Complete”