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

What fascinating details will be we discover in the service rationalization review? 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 July 19, 2021”

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

Back during last year’s budget deliberations, there was a motion to combine investments from the City of Guelph and the Government of Ontario to hire a third-party auditor to conduct a service rationalization review. Several months later, the review has been complete, and in a special meeting of council, the horseshoe will consider the recommendations and how best to implement them. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 19 Special Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 20 Meeting?

The regular council meeting for July is typically the last one of the summer, but in the COVID-era, it’s just another gathering of city council on a week we’re blessed with not just one, but two council meetings. For this one, council will talk about paramedic performance, the external audit, and a new community plan for road safety at all levels. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 20 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 13 Meeting?

The next phase of developing a new main branch of the Guelph Public Library will begin the day before Valentine’s Day, when council will be asked to show so love to the business case presented by the Library’s Board of Directors. That, and the next phase of the over all redevelopment of Baker Street will be discussed at this special meeting of city council. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 13 Meeting?”

A Contentious Town Hall About a New Library with People that Want a New Library

This evening, things got heated – but not as heated as they were at the afternoon session apparently – at a town hall about the business case for a new main branch of the Guelph Public Library. The two meetings today were meant to update the public about the pending developments for the construction of the new main branch, but it frequently descended into an inquisition as to whether or not the City and Library are being open and transparent enough about the process. Continue reading “A Contentious Town Hall About a New Library with People that Want a New Library”