LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 6, 2021

For the third time in two weeks, Guelph City Council had to deal with matters pertaining to 797 Victoria Street North. On the docket, council had to decide if what they voted for at *last week’s* emergency meeting was really what they voted for and set off a complex and often confusing chain of discussion about procedure and the validity of the meeting’s minutes. So how did it all turn out? Check out the link to the video and the meeting recap below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 6, 2021”

This Month at Council: Patios, No Proxies, More Supportive Housing, and Patios(!)

At Guelph city council, March came in like a lion, and it went out like a… slightly smaller lion. Since the weather was (mostly) nice, it was perhaps unsurprising that this summer’s patio program took up so much of the meeting time this month, but there were other matters covered including more planning applications, and the mid-term governance review. Here’s the council recap from March. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Patios, No Proxies, More Supportive Housing, and Patios(!)”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 22, 2021

It’s a special meeting about the Procedural Bylaw, so you know it’s going to get hot! 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 March 22, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 22 Meeting?

In a special meeting of city council, there’s only one topic to be discussed, and that’s city council itself. City council has rules, and every now and then they have to be reviewed by the clerks office, and now the time has come this term’s halfway point check-in for the ways and means of conducting council business. So what changes are being proposed? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 22 Meeting?”

City Staff Starting Ward Boundary Review (Plus Feedback for Procedural Bylaw)

Back in November, Guelph City Council reached the conclusion that they need to get more feedback about the future of council composition. Fortunately, there was a second phase of input for the project, and it’s finally here: the ward boundary review. City of Guelph staff are now looking for feedback on where the new wards should be, and they’re also hoping that there might now be consensus on how many councillors that those wards should have. Continue reading “City Staff Starting Ward Boundary Review (Plus Feedback for Procedural Bylaw)”

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”