LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 16, 2022

Decisions about the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan will be made. 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 16, 2022”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 9, 2022

A decision, a proposal and urban designs are on the agenda. 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 9, 2022”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 16 Meeting?

A special meeting for a very special topic. You’ve probably heard about the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan, you may have even taken part one of the numerous planning meetings on the subject over the last seven years, or maybe you just have a thought about growth or protecting the environment. Whatever your thoughts and concerns about Clair-Maltby, you’re going to want to take your last chance to share them on May 16. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 16 Meeting?”

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

Spring may be construction season, but there’s not a lot of a lot of building coming up at this month’s planning meeting. While one big-ish project comes back for final approval, another one hits the first step to get public and council feedback. Also, the planning for the future redevelopment of an area in the Ward comes back to council for further consultation. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 9 Meeting?”

This Month at Council: Parks, Solid Waste, and Community Benefit Charges

It was a very consequential month at Guelph City Council, especially if you’re a fan of parkland and infrastructure. Bookended by intense debates around the demand for more park space, new bans on a variety of single-use plastics, and the delegation of authority to staff when planned capital go way over budget, the month also dealt with a heritage appeal, a new big density development and the new Community Benefit Charges. Here’s the recap for April. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Parks, Solid Waste, and Community Benefit Charges”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 11, 2022

A planning meeting kicks of the a busy pre-holiday week at 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 April 11, 2022”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 11 Meeting?

This month’s planning meeting will have a decision, a proposal, and an objection. The fate of a hotel property in the south end will be decided, and so will the heritage quality of an old farmhouse on York Road. In terms of new developments, after years of planning, we finally have a plan for an empty stretch north of Arkell that’s been in the works for a long time now. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 11 Meeting?”

This Month at Council: Pay Cheques, a New Tower, and an Official Plan Amendment

March closes like a lamb after a very busy month around the horseshoe. The real horseshoe. From the neverending debate over council compensation, to a very controversial new development project, to the latest iteration of the Official Plan, there’s a lot of ground to cover from last month’s four meetings. The recap of March at city council is below. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Pay Cheques, a New Tower, and an Official Plan Amendment”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 21, 2022

Signs and towers are the topics of this month’s planning meeting. You can click here for the amended agendas 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 21, 2022”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 21 Meeting?

After a pause for March Break, city council will be back for the monthly planning meeting, which this month will feature just one statutory planning meeting , and the return of someone who previously applied for a sign bylaw exception with another new application that council might have to turn down. Remember, this will be a semi-in-person planning meeting though the delegates will still have to phone it. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 21 Meeting?”