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”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 5 Meeting?

In the season finale of the annual budget process, the last two pieces of the City’s financial puzzle will fall into place, but how will the final numbers add up? Who knows? But here is where it will begin. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 5 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 20, 2019

Members of the public will finally be able to have their say about the Tax-Supported Operating Budget, and the Local Boards and Shared Services Budget. 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 20, 2019”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 13, 2019

The budgets for Local Boards and Shared Services are revealed. 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 13, 2019”