This Month at Council: Planning Workshop, Planning Issues, and Heritage Plans

January usually starts pretty slow at city council, but there was a lot on the frontburner when you consider the ongoing issues of the pandemic, planning concerns, board vacancies to fill, and a multifaceted discussion about the Cultural Heritage Master Plan and how it lead to a schism between City staff and Heritage Guelph volunteers. Let’s recap the month at city council. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Planning Workshop, Planning Issues, and Heritage Plans”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 18, 2021

Council is having a workshop to educate itself on planning matters and procedure. You can click here for the 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 January 18, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 18 Meeting?

Normally, the second Tuesday of the month is reserved for the monthly planning meeting of city council, but this month, the second Tuesday will feature a workshop that should hopefully help council make better planning decisions. This week, council will hear about the planning processes and the potential impacts in a couple of key areas that frequently come up in the course of planning meetings. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 18 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 16, 2020

A workshop on ending systemic racism is the topic of this meeting. You can click here for the 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 November 16, 2020”

This Month at Council PART 1: Assets, Transit Growth and Council Composition

There are so many council meetings this month, we have to split the usual monthly recap into two parts. In this first half, we cover what happened at a very technocratic Committee of the Whole meeting, the non-decision at a special meeting on council composition, a straightforward planning meeting, and a transit growth workshop. Soon the budget will begin, but for now, here’s the recap. Continue reading “This Month at Council PART 1: Assets, Transit Growth and Council Composition”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 10, 2020

Another council workshop that will this time look to the future of Guelph Transit. 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 November 10, 2020”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 16 Meeting?

Back in June, 5,000 people gathered in front of Guelph City Hall to show their support for a more equal and just society. Five months later, the people that work inside City Hall (or are temporarily working remotely from home) will be meeting to look at how they can reflect those values, and try to strive towards solutions, in the latest in a series of council workshops. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 16 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 10 Meeting?

The pandemic caught us right in the middle of some big changes being made to Guelph Transit, so it seems like an appropriate time to sit down, look at transit, and consider the current status for those best lain plans and their future. In another special meeting of council, matters of transit are considered in this latest workshop and it’s special Tuesday at 2 pm start time. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 10 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 19, 2020

It’s a council workshop on growth! You can click here for the 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 October 19, 2020”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 19 Meeting?

A third Monday council meeting? Not quite, it’s actually a council workshop. Some big decisions are going to have to be made about planning in the next two or three decades, a lot of people coming to Guelph are going to need places to live and to work, and this is part of the process in developing those ideas. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 19 Meeting?”