This Month at Council Part 1: Trees, Signs, and More Transitional Housing

Guelph City Council tackled a very busy agenda before the summer break. The Committee of the Whole meeting was a marathon affair with topics about trees, the new sign bylaw, and speed limits. Then, at the planning meeting, a decision was reached about a new supportive housing project while there were a lot of questions about the latest Metalworks addition. Here’s the first part of this month’s recap. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 1: Trees, Signs, and More Transitional Housing”

LIVE BLOG: Regular City Council Meeting for July 19, 2021

It’s the last regular council meeting before summer break, and there’s a lot of work to do. 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: Regular City Council Meeting for July 19, 2021”

City of Guelph Runs Down What Stage 3 Will Look Like Locally

Last week, the Government of Ontario announced that the third stage of the province’s economic re-opening would begin this Friday at 12:01 am. A great many changes will go into effect including the return of indoor dining, larger gatherings, and access to facilities like theatres and museums, which means the City of Guelph has some updates of it’s own. Here’s what to know about re-opening Guelph-style this Friday. Continue reading “City of Guelph Runs Down What Stage 3 Will Look Like Locally”

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

The regular meeting of city council comes one week early this month, but it is not the last meeting before usual summer break. Still, this should be a very busy meeting with a couple of controversial projects held over from committee, plus discussion about a couple of reports pulled from information items filed with council. Social justice, IMPACT, and likely speeding plus the sign bylaw will all be up for discussion. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 19 Regular Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for July 5, 2021

Advisory committees, speed limits, and the fate of the Dolime Quarry are on the agenda. You can click here for the amended agendas 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for July 5, 2021”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 5 Meeting?

This is the last Committee of the Whole meeting before the fall, and like any season finale, it seems like a lot of different issues are coming to a head. Among those issues are the advisory committee review, the new sign bylaw, speed limits, a refreshed Farmers’ Market, and the beginning of the end for the Dolime Quarry. Pack a lunch, this one might take a while… Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 5 Meeting?”

If Grocery Stores Are Essential, Why Can’t We Open the Farmer’s Market?

The Government of Ontario is ordering that all non-essential business be closed by midnight on Tuesday, and the province’s grocery stores will not be considered among the “non-essential.” But what about farmers’ markets? One concerned citizen is pushing the City of Guelph to re-open the weekly market in Guelph, but City staff says that there are practical considerations that make that impossible. Continue reading “If Grocery Stores Are Essential, Why Can’t We Open the Farmer’s Market?”