This Month at Council: Voting Methods, Route Review, and Zoning Bylaw Changes

November was a busy month around the virtual horseshoe, and that’s even before you factor in the business of the 2022-2023 Guelph budgets. We’ll deal with that in another recap post, but for now, you can re-live the debates around having a more accessible vote for next year’s election, some of the proposed changes to the comprehensive zoning bylaw, and some planned changes for Guelph Transit over the next 10 years. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Voting Methods, Route Review, and Zoning Bylaw Changes”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 22, 2021

There’s some unfinished business on trailers and voting methods. 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 November 22, 2021”

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

This month at city council will end by revisiting some greatest hits from November’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Get ready to hear some more about the effort to approve electronic ballot marking and the approval of temporary trailer parking exemptions, and if that’s not enough then there’s a long list of new council appointments to local boards and committees to get through. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 22 Meeting?”

This Month at Council Part 2: New Ward Maps and Accessible Voting

In the second half of June, much of the business of city council focused on itself. There were back-to-back meetings about the new ward maps and council composition, and then, at the end of the month, it was a triple header with shareholder meetings for Guelph holding corporations and a complex series of actions at the regular council meeting. Here’s the rest of the council recap for the month. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 2: New Ward Maps and Accessible Voting”

LIVE BLOG: Regular City Council Meeting for June 28, 2021

Trails, voting, the future are all up for debate. 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: Regular City Council Meeting for June 28, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 28 Regular Meeting?

The final city council meeting of the month will cover the usual ground of ratifying items from the Committee of the Whole meeting, so that might mean re-visiting the Trails Master Plan one more time or something else. In terms of new stuff, we’ve got fresh public appointments, an opportunity to expand voting access, and the first update about achieving the goals of the Strategic Plan. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 28 Regular Meeting?”

This Month at Council PART 2: Budget, New Committee Assignments, and Fighting Systemic Racism

This second half of a very busy month at council mostly focused on budget business, with the day-long presentation of the 2021 City of Guelph budget, and the evening-long presentation from various public delegates. Along with the budget there was some discussion about eliminating systemic racism, some new board appointments, and the conundrum about provincial changes to conservation authorities. Continue reading “This Month at Council PART 2: Budget, New Committee Assignments, and Fighting Systemic Racism”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 23, 2020

Council meets to discuss some new appointments to local boards and committees. 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 November 23, 2020”

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

Perhaps because of the all the work that needs to be done around the budget at the same time this week, the month’s regular council meeting will be a symphony of rubber stamps as the horseshoe approves decisions made at Committee of the Whole, plus the usual midterm review of committee and board appointments. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 23 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 25 Meeting?

The regular council meeting agenda looks light, but looks can be deceiving as the ghosts from Committee of the Whole on new bus routes and harm reduction housing will likely come back to haunt. Plus, what is this mysterious motion about intervening on a Supreme Court Case? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 25 Meeting?”