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

Happy Valentine’s Day, it’s a planning meeting! If you have a love for zoning, than this will be a holiday worth remembering as city council tackles a couple of decision reports, a sign bylaw variance request, and a brand new planning application that it almost definitely going to bring with it some controversy. Let’s dig into the reports from this first planning meeting of what will surely be a very busy 2023! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 14 Meeting?”

This Week at Council: Workshops, Assignments and Planning

Council got back to it’s regularly scheduled workload for this December with four meetings in two days. The councillors filled their minds with the ins and outs of planning and budgeting, and then put some that knowledge to the test with the first official planning meeting of the term. In other news, council appointed some people to local boards and committees and then they appointed themselves. Here’s the recap! Continue reading “This Week at Council: Workshops, Assignments and Planning”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Planning Meeting for December 6, 2022

The new council sits for their first planning meeting. 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 Planning Meeting for December 6, 2022”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 6 Planning Meeting?

Getting back to the regular routine of council, the new horseshoe will sit down to consider planning matters for the first time this term, and the last time this year. On the agenda are two planning decision, one new planning amendment and, for old time’s sake, a sign bylaw variance to help coffee lovers make better decisions at the drive-thru! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 6 Planning Meeting?”

This Month at Council: Planning Decisions, Help for Straws, and “Strong Mayors” Rebuttal

As scheduled, Guelph City Council returned from summer break, but this September there were a couple of caveats. First, there are renovations underway in the council chambers so the two meetings were 100 per cent virtual once again. Also, these were the only two meetings before the October 24 election, and you might think that there wouldn’t be a lot of action but there were some very big decisions made indeed. Let’s look at them. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Planning Decisions, Help for Straws, and “Strong Mayors” Rebuttal”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 12, 2022

The first meeting since summer break is September’s planning meeting. 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 12, 2022”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 12 Meeting?

After the usual summer vacation, Guelph City Council is back for the first of the two meetings, the last two council meetings before October’s municipal election. This one is the planning meeting, at home in its usual (for now) spot in the second Monday of the month. This meeting though, as the last planning meeting of the term, will be particular heavy with some very big decisions that will shape or re-shape the south end especially. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 12 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #335 – The Year at Council So Far…

What kind of year has it been at Guelph city council? A busy one. Things have been pretty much nonstop at city hall so far as council business was concerned, which makes sense because this is an election year, and there was a lot of business to finish. In these very consequential seven months of 2022, what were the highlights and lowlights of the work around the horseshoe? What happened, how did it happen, and why? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #335 – The Year at Council So Far…”

This Month at Council: Official Plan, Zoning and Homelessness

July means the end of council business for the summer, but in this election year it also kind of means the end of business for the rest of this term. With the exception of a couple of meetings in September, and one in November, this is it for the current incarnation of council and what a way to leave things with a new Official Plan Amendment, a major benchmark in the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw review, and emergency motions about homelessness downtown. Here’s the recap! Continue reading “This Month at Council: Official Plan, Zoning and Homelessness”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Planning Meeting for July 11, 2022

The second meeting in our Monday double-header is the monthly planning meeting. 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 Planning Meeting for July 11, 2022”