LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 9, 2020

This month’s planning meeting has a decision, and the kick for the Official Plan 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: City Council Meeting for November 9, 2020”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 9 Meeting?

November’s planning meeting will be a relatively straightforward affair with only two items on the agenda this month. On the one hand, there’s a decision to be made on a fairly well-known piece of property in the north end, and on the other there’s some very important work that’s set to formally begin to update the document on which all planning decisions are based. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 9 Meeting?”

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

A third Monday council meeting? Not quite, it’s actually a council workshop. Some big decisions are going to have to be made about planning in the next two or three decades, a lot of people coming to Guelph are going to need places to live and to work, and this is part of the process in developing those ideas. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 19 Meeting?”

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

After a brief regular meeting, we will get what will surely be a longer planning meeting with two statutory meetings for two re-zoning applications, and a consent agenda that features an Official Plan amendment, two sign bylaw variance requests, and a heritage exemption request. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 27 Planning Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 9, 2019

It’s time for the first planning meeting of the fall! 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 September 9, 2019”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 9 Meeting?

This first planning meeting of the fall will start off rather light with a couple of statutory hearings, some granting requests, and a decision on a previous planning application. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 9 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #167 – On Development Part II: The Official Plan

If you want to talk about development in Guelph, or any municipality in Ontario for that matter, you have to start with the Official Plan. Every decision concerning what can be built, where it can be built, how it can be built, and what services it needs stems from a 403-page, living document that you’ve probably never read. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #167 – On Development Part II: The Official Plan”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 14 Meeting?

If you’re one of the people that was upset with what the City of Guelph was cooking for the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan, then you may like what they’re cooking now. As we close Phase 2, it seems that public criticism has been taken in stride as we get ready to move to Phase 3. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 14 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 18 Meeting?

Many eyes have been looking for this final decision on the part of staff: the approval or disapproval of the resubmitted plan for 75 Dublin Street North. So is the City of Guelph finally ready to get behind the project 17 months after turning it down in the first place? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 18 Meeting?”

The Year of Transit: A ReView from the Bus

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… That line from A Tale of Two Cities seems apt to describe this year of Guelph Transit news. There seemed to be a renewed focus and urgency on improving Transit services, but the results seemed to leave a lot to be desired according to the people on the ground, or in the bus. Continue reading “The Year of Transit: A ReView from the Bus”