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 28, 2022

Council will reconsider committee business in the second-to-last meeting of the month. 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 28, 2022”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 28 Meetings?

The agenda for this month’s regular meeting of council is a short one. The horseshoe will review the sometimes controversial decisions of Committee of the Whole, before finding some volunteer councillors to form a special and rare committee. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 28 Meetings?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for March 7, 2022

It’s back to [hybrid] in-person meetings with this month’s Committee of the Whole! 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for March 7, 2022”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 7 Meeting?

March comes in like a lion at city council as next month’s Committee of the Whole will tackle a variety of fairly contentious issues including the fallout from a heritage property demolition last fall and the compensation for the next iteration of city council to be elected later this year. At the same meeting, committee will aim to add some oversight to those groups receiving Community Benefit Agreements. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 7 Meeting?”

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?”

City Looking for Feedback on Vacant and Excess Land Discounts

Should the City of Guelph continue to offer discounts to land owners with vacant and excess commercial and industrial properties or phase them out? This is the very specific question that staff are looking for feedback on this very particular property tax issue. Continue reading “City Looking for Feedback on Vacant and Excess Land Discounts”