LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 25, 2021 (Planning)

This month’s planning meeting has decisions, a new planning application, and further debate on a controversial plan of action. 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 January 25, 2021 (Planning)”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 25 Planning Meeting?

In the second of two council meetings to end the month, the planning agenda for January will be debated and discussed. From a couple of decisions on previously approved properties, to a new planning amendment, to what will likely be another conversation about a much maligned plan for local heritage, here’s the agenda for this month’s planning meeting. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 25 Planning Meeting?”

Province Says City’s Environmental Review of Emma-Earl Bridge Doesn’t Go Far Enough

The controversial Emma-Earl pedestrian bridge has hit an unexpected delay after a citizens’ group wrote to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks with concerns about the City of Guelph’s environmental assessment process. The Ministry has concurred with the group that there have been “deficiencies” with the City’s environmental review, and the project could now be delayed by a year. Continue reading “Province Says City’s Environmental Review of Emma-Earl Bridge Doesn’t Go Far Enough”

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

Normally, the second Tuesday of the month is reserved for the monthly planning meeting of city council, but this month, the second Tuesday will feature a workshop that should hopefully help council make better planning decisions. This week, council will hear about the planning processes and the potential impacts in a couple of key areas that frequently come up in the course of planning meetings. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 18 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 14, 2020 (Planning)

Two planning matters for the last meeting of 2020. 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 14, 2020 (Planning)”

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

In what will be the last city council meeting of 2020, the horseshoe will look at a couple of planning questions before saying “goodbye” for the holidays. On the one hand, will council save a nearly 200-year-old farmhouse in the south end? And on the other hand, is it about to get easier to build an accessory apartment to help tackle Guelph’s housing issue? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 14 Planning Meeting?”

This Month at Council PART 1: Assets, Transit Growth and Council Composition

There are so many council meetings this month, we have to split the usual monthly recap into two parts. In this first half, we cover what happened at a very technocratic Committee of the Whole meeting, the non-decision at a special meeting on council composition, a straightforward planning meeting, and a transit growth workshop. Soon the budget will begin, but for now, here’s the recap. Continue reading “This Month at Council PART 1: Assets, Transit Growth and Council Composition”

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?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 13, 2020

A busy planning meeting tonight to be sure. 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 October 13, 2020”