GUELPH POLITICAST #232 – Behind the Scenes of the Remote Council

City council is one of those things that has more less operated the same way for decades, You’ve got your elected officials, and the relevant City staff around the big central table, media covers the goings on from their appointed desk, and there’s a gallery full of spectators and supplemental staff who will take part in the meeting when called upon. It’s simple, and it’s how things have always been done… at least until COVID-19. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #232 – Behind the Scenes of the Remote Council”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 23 Meeting?

Even in the midst of a public health crisis, the gears of municipal politics still must move. With new authority granted by the Government of Ontario, city council will be meeting for the first time since the state of emergency was declared in the province, and they will gather in-person and electronically to discuss the immediate concerns of the City. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 23 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 23, 2019

Tonight will recap the Committee of the Whole meeting, and pass those recommendations for the final time. 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 23, 2019”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 23 Meeting?

After a very busy first three weeks in September, the last council meeting of the month will be comparatively light with a review of a couple of items from the Committee of the Whole agenda, and some follow-up information. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 23 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 3, 2019

School’s back in session, and by school, we mean city council meetings! 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 3, 2019”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 3 Meeting?

It’s back to business as usual and unusual for City Council, as they sit for the first time since the end of July. September’s Committee of the Whole brings forward a long list of items from the Corporate Services and Public Services agenda including trains, training, contracts, plans, and diversity. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 3 Meeting?”