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

This month’s planning meeting of city council has a couple of decision reports on two recent proposed projects, but will these decisions cause any controversy with the general public? Check out the agenda for this unusual August council meeting and find out. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the August 10 Meeting?”

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 13, 2020

In this month’s planning meeting, council will hear about changes to accessory apartments, and might refuse a high density development. 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 13, 2020”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 13 Meeting?

July’s planning meeting of city council will have three big items on the agenda including a heritage designation, a report on new planning policy to get feedback, and a decision on what might be the most controversial planning application to come before council in some time. Will it be another swift night around the virtual horseshoe, or are things going to get complicated? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 13 Meeting?”

The Month at Council: Growth and Patios!

Things got back to a certain kind of regularity at Guelph City Council this past month with a proper schedule of meetings that covering planning, COVID-19, and the ordinary business of city council. So let’s recap this busy June that saw debates over growth, establishing more patios, and the appointment of new people to board and committees. Continue reading “The Month at Council: Growth and Patios!”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 15, 2020

Even with a pandemic, we still have to think about how best to grow our city. 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 June 15, 2020”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 15 Meeting?

This month’s planning meeting will have no planning applications. The rare reprise from those sometimes controversial meetings will allow city council to give its full attention to the results of community engagement about Guelph’s not-too-distant future. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 15 Meeting?”

The Month at Council: COVID Continued and Back to Regular Order

City council got back to some kind of business as usual in May with the announcement of a new schedule for a slate of meetings to carry us through to September. Will we be allowed to attend these meetings in person by then? Who can say? But for this month we got our COVID update, plus a planning meeting, and a regular meeting of city council. Here’s the recap from May. Continue reading “The Month at Council: COVID Continued and Back to Regular Order”

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?”