GUELPH POLITICAST #62 – Bradley Breedon, Substitute Politico

In my time using my Twitter account to cover local political events and council meetings live, I have been the one posting words next to the Twitter handle with my name and my picture. By necessity, that all changed this past November when the 2017 budget process unfolded on consecutive Wednesdays. I needed someone to step in and fill the void, and a desperate call out out to Guelph Redditors delivered me the man who kept Politico in the game. His name is Bradley Breedon, and he is the guest on this week’s Guelph Politicast. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #62 – Bradley Breedon, Substitute Politico”

MacKinnon Still Considers Cost to Stream Council Meets Reasonable

On budget night, there was an unusual request amongst the potential expenditures presented by the councillors. The honour went to Ward 6’s Mark MacKinnon who proposed that the City spend $20,000 to live stream the city council meetings on the City of Guelph website, and though the motion got voted down by the rest of council, MacKinnon still thinks that it was potentially $20,000 that would have been well spent considering the return on investment in enhancing our democracy. Continue reading “MacKinnon Still Considers Cost to Stream Council Meets Reasonable”

#GuelphBudget Follow-Up: The State of Transit and Levy Timeline

So you might have followed along last night with the Guelph Politico live-blog of the council meeting, or you may have watched it on Rogers, or read some of the articles online this morning. For me, I wanted clarity on a couple of issues, so I reached out to James Krauter, Acting City Treasurer and General Manager of Finance, for his expertise. Continue reading “#GuelphBudget Follow-Up: The State of Transit and Levy Timeline”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 7, 2016

This is it! The #GuelphBudget for 2017 comes down to the decisions that council makes today starting at 2 pm. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here to read Politico’s preview of tonight’s meeting. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow along below via Storify. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 7, 2016”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 30, 2016

What was supposed to be a meeting to hear public delegations on the #GuelphBudget, has now biggie-sized to include debate and decision about the development at 75 Dublin St N. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here┬áto read Politico’s preview of tonight’s meeting. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow along below via Storify. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 30, 2016”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 16, 2016

Tonight’s #GuelphBudget meeting will deal with the budget items shared between the City and other levels of government, boards, and organizations. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here to read Politico’s preview of tonight’s meeting. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow along below via Storify. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 16, 2016”

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

This week’s installment of the 2017 #GuelphBudget will deal with all the services, programs and organizations that split costs between the City of Guelph and various other levels of government and revenue sources. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 16 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 9, 2016

Bradley Breedon will kick-off the coverage of the city council tonight, as the horseshoe gets down to the major issues surrounding the 2017 tax-supported operating budget. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here to read Politico’s preview of tonight’s meeting. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow along below via Storify. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 9, 2016”