LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 27, 2020

Council will hold its first planning meeting of the pandemic era. 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 May 27, 2020”

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

Guelph city council gets back to planning matters, and the first official planning meeting since March. There’s one plan on the docket to get things warmed up again, and it could potentially bring more development to the south end. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 27 Meeting?”

This Month at Council: Clair-Maltby, Lafarge, and an Emergency Meeting

Everything was proceeding normally for this month at council. We had the Committee of the Whole, we had the planning meeting, and then we had COVID, and all the best laid plans fell apart. Since at this point it seems unlikely that we’ll get another council meeting before May, this might be the monthly recap of council you will get for a while. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Clair-Maltby, Lafarge, and an Emergency Meeting”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 9, 2020

This month’s planning meeting only has one plan. One, big plan. 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 9, 2020”

Councillors Want a Reconsideration on Whitelaw Development Vote

Two city councillors want their colleagues to take a second look at a proposed development on Whitelaw Road that was rejected by council just last month. Councillor Mark MacKinnon didn’t get a chance to vote for the project in council, but he and Councillor Dan Gibson are hoping that they might be able to convince a majority of council to change their mind and vote for it to. Continue reading “Councillors Want a Reconsideration on Whitelaw Development Vote”

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

This month’s planning meeting looks deceptively light, but with the latest redevelopment of the Lafarge site in the offing, look for there to be a lot of opinions registered on the subject. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 9 Meeting?”

This Month at Council: Dog Parks and Skyscrappers

February was the cruelest month if you’re a fan of leash-free dog park facilities in Guelph. City Council began the month by cancelling a previously approved plan for fenced-in, leash-free dog facilities in area parks, and ended the month by swiftly undoing that move. In between, there was some concern about how high Guelph is building. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Dog Parks and Skyscrappers”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 10, 2020

It’s going to be a *big* night at city council. 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 10, 2020”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 10 Meeting?

It should be night of potential NIMBY fireworks at this month’s planning meeting as council renders a decision on one controversial development, and hears the planning application for a *really* controversial new project. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 10 Meeting?”

This Month at Council: Our Energy, Carbon Tax, and Two New Apartment Projects

Council began 2020 slowly, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t anything of consequence discussed. From a new program to retrofit homes, to a potential concern with an Official Plan Amendment, and two new interesting apartment developments, here’s a look what happened in January around the horseshoe. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Our Energy, Carbon Tax, and Two New Apartment Projects”