City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 26 Meeting?

We have come to the end of the month, and that means it’s time for the regular council meeting. In this meeting, there will not only be decisions to ratify from the Committee of the Whole meeting, but there’s still one more vote to take that was held over from this month’s planning meeting as well. On top that, there’s a couple of closed meeting items, and some provincial funds to allocate. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 26 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for April 6, 2021

Money matters, provincial policy and traffic are on the agenda at this month’s committee 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for April 6, 2021”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 6 Meeting?

April’s Committee of the Whole meeting will cover some long-term money matters from the Corporate Services agenda, and some insights into staff’s thoughts on new traffic measures, plus the Province’s plans to expand the Greenbelt under Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 6 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #246 – Explaining the Multi-Year Budget

Putting together the City of Guelph budget was a process that more or less started right after the last budget was passed, and involved every City department basically rebuilding their budget from scratch every year. It wasn’t easy, it was short-sighted, and it created a lot of extra work for staff. There had to be a better way, and that better way might be the move to multi-year budgeting. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #246 – Explaining the Multi-Year Budget”

The Month at Council: No Tower, COVID Update, and a Budget for the Future

This was a jam-packed July at city council even while everyone was physically distant. Along with the usual meetings, there was a shareholder meeting for two City-held companies, and a workshop on multiyear budgeting, which added a lot on the plates of councillors who already saw full slates on a myriad of different issues. Here’s the recap of this past month’s activities in the virtual horseshoe. Continue reading “The Month at Council: No Tower, COVID Update, and a Budget for the Future”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 27, 2020

It’s workshop on multiyear budgeting. 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 July 27, 2020”

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

A workshop, that’s what! Guelph city council tries to get its multiyear budgeting process back on track with a presentation about the framework and options for a multiyear budgeting plan, and how all this ties back to the Strategic Plan and the City’s long-term financial vision. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 27 Meeting?”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 1 Meeting?

April Fools! It’s time for Committee of the Whole again, and the topic is Corporate Services, which is no joke! Really. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 1 Meeting?”