Guelph is AA+ For Six Years Running (Financially Speaking)

In spite of all those public masturbators, Guelph continues to hold a very strong AA+ credit rating in the newest evaluation from Standard and Poors. In their humble estimation, Guelph looks very financially stable for the next few years, and, if we play our cards right, we might even get our credit status upgraded. Continue reading “Guelph is AA+ For Six Years Running (Financially Speaking)”

GUELPH POLITICAST #107 – Best of OSG: Budget and Hydro

So I think many of us feel like the last month went by in a blur, there were a lot of big issues, big discussions, and a lot of consequential decisions made by council. So before diving into a new year with new issues and new decisions, let’s revisit what happened in the tired and true format of the clip show. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #107 – Best of OSG: Budget and Hydro”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 5, 2017

The 2018 budget process wraps up today! (Unless it doesn’t, in which case it will begin again tomorrow and then be decided.) 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 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 5, 2017”

#GuelphBudget: Messages from the Message Board

Throughout the entire budget process we’ve heard council ask questions, and staff suggesting that these questions might be better answered, or resolved, on the budget message board. So let’s take a look at what’s been talked about on the message board as we look forward to Tuesday’s passage of the Tax-Supported Operating Budget. Continue reading “#GuelphBudget: Messages from the Message Board”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 27, 2017

Budget matters past and present, plus the passage of items from this month’s Committee-of-the-Whole is on the agenda for tonight. 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 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 27, 2017”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 5 Meeting?

Decisions will be made! It’s been a fairly smooth budget process so far, but now council must decide the big piece of the budget, which is the Tax-Supported Operating Budget. What will the final numbers be? What will the rate increase for next year be? Stay tuned… Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 5 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 22, 2017

Members of the general public will be able to have their say on the 2018 Tax-Supported Budget at this week’s 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 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 22, 2017”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 15, 2017

This afternoon, the final piece of the budget puzzle for 2018 will be moved into place with the local boards and shared services budget. 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 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 15, 2017”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 22 Meeting?

If you’ve been dying to have your say on the 2018 Tax-Supported Operating Budget, your chance is coming up. Wednesday November 22 at 6 pm is the day and time for the public delegations portion of the 2018 Guelph Budget deliberations. Details on who and how to take are below. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 22 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 8, 2017

Council hears the presentation of the 2018 Tax-Supported Operating Budget. 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 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 8, 2017”