LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 10, 2018

Big developments, new heritage properties, and affordable housing join the bylaw suspension proposal on tonight’s council meeting agenda, the last one before the election. 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 tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 10, 2018”

Two Neighbourhood Groups Worried About Bylaw Suspensions

The issues around bylaw (over) enforcement of driveway width have a number of people all over Guelph backing a notice of motion by Ward 1 Councillor Dan Gibson to suspend certain provisions of the zoning bylaw until a review is complete. In some Guelph neighbourhoods though, this idea is going to be a tough sell. Continue reading “Two Neighbourhood Groups Worried About Bylaw Suspensions”

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

The last city council meeting before the October 22 election will feature the debate over the driveway bylaw suspension, a handful of heritage designations, and a return appearance by a whole host of your favourite high density developments from the last year! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 10 Meeting?”

RECAP: Gibson Hosts Update on the Driveway Width Enforcement Concerns

Driveway width. It’s been the political controversy of the year, and as council prepares to hear the matter of a suspension of certain provisions of bylaw enforcement, members of the Guelph community gathered this evening at the Victoria Road Recreation Centre to get an update. Ward 1 Councillor Dan Gibson hosted a town hall on the matter, and this is the recap.  Continue reading “RECAP: Gibson Hosts Update on the Driveway Width Enforcement Concerns”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 25 Meeting?

For the regular city council meeting this month, we’ve got the next council’s paycheques, board appointments, a notice of motion, and the last kick of the can for the second phase of Clair-Maltby on the agenda. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 25 Meeting?”

Driveway Town Hall Had Sad Stories and Hard Feelings

Who would have guessed that the most contentious issue of this municipal election year might be the width of driveways in certain neighbourhoods? This topic gathered people from across the east end of the city, and from other parts of the Guelph to attend a town hall hosted by the mayor and the Ward 1 councillors. Continue reading “Driveway Town Hall Had Sad Stories and Hard Feelings”