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”

City Reschedules Planning Meeting Agenda into Four Bite-Size Pieces

As you may have heard, this week’s planning meeting of city council was called off on account of a bad Webex connection. But what about all those very important matters that city council had to discuss? Well, all the work that needed finishing at that meeting has now been spread out between the next four meetings of city council, and they are spread out as follows… Continue reading “City Reschedules Planning Meeting Agenda into Four Bite-Size Pieces”

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?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 13, 2022

It’s a very busy planning meeting for this June. 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 13, 2022”

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

It’s the second-to-last formal planning meeting for this term, so naturally, there’s a lot of work to get done. At June’s planning meeting, we get two new, and pretty major proposals. We also get decision reports on two other major projects, both bound to be controversial. And finally, one lucky homeowner in a protected heritage area will be able to proceed with their construction project! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 13 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 8, 2021

It’s going to be a long night of planning matters. 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 February 8, 2021”

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

This could be a late one. For the February planning meeting, the zoning gods have lined up four statutory meetings, two of them are already controversial, and the other two are almost likely going to attract some conflicting attention. Put your jammies on and get the hot chocolate warmed up because we just might be pulling an all-nighter. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 8 Meeting?”

Province Says City’s Environmental Review of Emma-Earl Bridge Doesn’t Go Far Enough

The controversial Emma-Earl pedestrian bridge has hit an unexpected delay after a citizens’ group wrote to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks with concerns about the City of Guelph’s environmental assessment process. The Ministry has concurred with the group that there have been “deficiencies” with the City’s environmental review, and the project could now be delayed by a year. Continue reading “Province Says City’s Environmental Review of Emma-Earl Bridge Doesn’t Go Far Enough”

This Month at Council: Back to Committee, Patio Emergency, and South End Crunch

Although everyone was still meeting remotely, council got back to something resembling a normal schedule with September’s slate of meetings. From a new pedestrian bridge, to an update on Guelph’s tree health, to an emergency meeting about patios and a development crunch in the south end of the city, it was a very busy month around the (virtual) horseshoe. Let’s recap the last month. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Back to Committee, Patio Emergency, and South End Crunch”