RECAP: GRCA Board Hears About December Storm, and Gets New (Old) Executive

Despite the challenges that the Grand River Conservation Authority is facing, January’s board meeting was brief and straightforward as they handled some of the usual beginning-of-the-term business. (Welcome back as chair and vice-chair Chris White and Susan Foxton!) The big piece though was a report about the winter storm in December so this meeting is dedicated to the weather nerds! Continue reading “RECAP: GRCA Board Hears About December Storm, and Gets New (Old) Executive”

MEETING PREVIEW: Grand River Conservation Board Meeting for January 27, 2023

The last local board or shared service committee meeting of the month is the Grand River Conservation Authority’s board meeting, and as usual there’s a lot of business to cover. This month there’s money matters with the 2023 budget, lingering concerns about the recent passage of Bill 23, and a debrief about the authority’s response to last month’s holiday winter storm. Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Grand River Conservation Board Meeting for January 27, 2023”

This Month at Council: Budget Complete and Other Unfinished Business

Guelph City Council finished the year by passing one of the toughest budgets of the last several years, and by looking ahead to new tech changes at City Hall in the new year. At the same time, there were still a few contentious planning matters left to tie off. Here’s the look back at December around the horseshoe. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Budget Complete and Other Unfinished Business”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 3, 2019

All decisions about the 2020 budget will be final tonight. 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 3, 2019”

Chief Cobey Says This Year’s Budget Crunch is a ‘Perfect Storm’

In a year that saw City of Guelph departments and boards do everything possible to keep their budget increase close to zero, the Guelph Police Service asked for a nearly 10 per cent increase. That accounts for over half of this year’s total tax levy increase, which currently sits at 3.78 per cent, but Guelph’s Police Chief is firm, his service needs those fund and the new people they will secure. Continue reading “Chief Cobey Says This Year’s Budget Crunch is a ‘Perfect Storm’”

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

The final decisions of the 2020 municipal budget process will be made at this meeting as council struggles to keep the tax impact low, without creating too much disruption on the City’s ability to deliver services. How will all this work out? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 3 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 20, 2019

The final piece of the 2020 Budget will be presented, the Local Boards and Shared Services Budgets. 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 November 20, 2019”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 27 Meeting?

There’s only one thing on the agenda for this meeting: the public delegations for the Tax Supported Operating Budget and Local Boards and Shared Services Budgets. If you have an opinion on either of these items, you have until the end of the week to let the Clerks Office know, and this is how. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 27 Meeting?”

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

The final presentation for the 2020 Budget features a lot of the local services that people engage with daily in Guelph, including the police, the library, and the local public health unit. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 20 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 5, 2019

Welcome to the last time you’ll have to Google the phrase “Guelph Budget 2019.” Hopefully. 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 March 5, 2019”