This Month at Council: MAT and PACE, Plus Short-term and Long-term Rentals

February is the shortest month of the year, but there were some very long meetings indeed as council tackled a number of very complex issues. From a new tax designed to help bolster tourism, to new licensing for AirBnB and other short-term rentals, to a new program to let the community help lead Guelph to net zero, there was a lot to cover policy-wise, and there were also a few planning decisions too. This was February at city council. Continue reading “This Month at Council: MAT and PACE, Plus Short-term and Long-term Rentals”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 28, 2022

It’s the last meeting on the last day of the month! You can click here and 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: City Council Meeting for February 28, 2022”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 28 Meetings?

After a week off for Family Day, council is going to come back strong for the last Monday of the month with back-to-back meetings. One meeting is dedicated solely to a rare matter of administration, but in the second meeting, look for council to potentially rip the lid off and tackle a couple of controversial issues, which might make good fodder for next year’s integrity commissioner’s report (hint). Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 28 Meetings?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 14, 2020

It’s the first of back-to-back meetings to end 2020 at council. 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 December 14, 2020”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 14 Regular Meeting?

The first to two back-t0-back council meetings will be short. Bringing forward items from Committee of the Whole, plus a couple of appointments and a motion for action, council should move quickly through the regular meeting before moving on to the planning meeting in the epic conclusion to this year’s council calendar. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 14 Regular Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #173 – Robert Swayze, Integrity Commissioner

If you’re lucky, then you will only ever hear from the integrity commissioner once a year when he or she delivers their annual report. But if your city council is dysfunctional, and unable to work together cordially or in good faith, then the integrity commissioner is your best friend. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #173 – Robert Swayze, Integrity Commissioner”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 23, 2019

A day late because of Easter Monday, the regular council meeting this month deals with party approvals and the integrity commissioner’s report. 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 April 23, 2019”