This Week at Council: Rehearsal and Showtime!

In the midst of much fanfare and celebration, the new Guelph City Council took their seats this week in a special inaugural ceremony. But it wasn’t all smiles and sunshine as Mayor Cam Guthrie warned about trouble ahead along with some difficult decisions need to be made. Let us know recap what was said at this first meeting of the term, and and the special public rehearsal for that first meeting that took place hours beforehand. Continue reading “This Week at Council: Rehearsal and Showtime!”

Opening Words: The Complete Text of Mayor Guthrie’s Inaugural Speech

Last night, the new Guelph city council gathered around the horseshoe and took their oath of offices, pledging to King Charles III that they will be the best council possible and make smart decisions. Newly re-minted Mayor Cam Guthrie then outlined some of the challenges that this new council will be facing including, but not limited to, division and surprises. Here’s the full text of the Mayor’s opening address… Continue reading “Opening Words: The Complete Text of Mayor Guthrie’s Inaugural Speech”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 15, 2022

See where it all (officially) begins! 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 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 November 15, 2022”

LIVE BLOG: Special City Council Meeting for November 15, 2022

Watch as the new councillors learn the ropes, and watch the new old councillors get a refresher. 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 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: Special City Council Meeting for November 15, 2022”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the First Meeting of the Term?

Come on down to 1 Carden Street on Tuesday November 15 and be one of the first to see the new city council in action! The inaugural meeting of the new council term will be a largely ceremonial affair, but come on out and see the new kids in their first official meeting and hear the aspirational words of the mayor before the real sausage making of local governance begins!! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the First Meeting of the Term?”

READ: Mayor Guthrie’s Inaugural Address

Last night, City Council met for the first time of the 2018-2022 term. Mayor Cam Guthrie laid out his thoughts and priorities for the next four years, and now Guelph Politico lays them out for you here. Check out the full text of Mayor Guthrie’s inaugural address below: Continue reading “READ: Mayor Guthrie’s Inaugural Address”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 3, 2018

It’s here! The start of a whole new term of city council. There won’t be much action in terms of policy, but there will be lots of swearing (in). 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 December 3, 2018”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 3 Meeting?

The council meeting on December 3 is a special occasion. Only one thing’s on the agenda, and that’s getting the new council to officially take their seats… Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 3 Meeting?”