Dog Park Debate Makes a Comeback With Notice of Motion

Back in February, a big rake out concerning leash-free, fenced in dog parks in the city was called off when a Committee of the Whole motion to eliminate the amenity at Peter Misersky Park, and cancel all further projects, was found out of order. But the debate is back on the radar with a Notice of Motion coming forward at Monday’s council meeting. Continue reading “Dog Park Debate Makes a Comeback With Notice of Motion”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 24, 2020

It’s all dog parks, and nothing but dog parks at tonight’s meeting. 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 February 24, 2020”

D-Day For Dog Parks: How Will Council Sort Out the Dueling Demands?

The only real item on the agenda at Monday’s council meeting is whether or not the City of Guelph will proceed with its current plan for leash-free, fenced-in dog park facilities. An impromptu decision at Committee of the Whole earlier this month put the dog parks on the chopping block, but dog park supporters have rallied and they’re looking to undo the Committee’s decision. In a word, it’s overwhelming. Continue reading “D-Day For Dog Parks: How Will Council Sort Out the Dueling Demands?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 24 Meeting?

Though there’s really only one item on the agenda, it’s still going to be a busy night for council as the fate of Guelph’s leash free dog parks will be decided. Will the parks be saved, or will City staff be forced to go back to the drawing board? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 24 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for February 3, 2020

Money matters, development charges, and an update about leash-free areas are on the agenda. 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for February 3, 2020”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 3 Meeting?

February’s Committee of the Whole meeting brings Corporate and Public Services matters to council, including changes to development charges, debt management policy, and, in more controversial affairs, the implementation of the leash free bylaw. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 3 Meeting?”

The Dogs Are Now Wild and Free! With Conditions. In Some Parks.

After a very active debate at City Council last month, the new leash-free rules are now in effect at Guelph parks. With that, the Royal City now officially has standards in terms of when and how you can let your dog go without a leash in the City’s 113 parks. Continue reading “The Dogs Are Now Wild and Free! With Conditions. In Some Parks.”