This Month at Council: The Budget, Heritage, and Accessory Apartments

Four meetings of city council took place this month, and there was a lot of action on a lot of different files. The big one was the 2021 budget, and there’s always lots of friction around those issues, but there were also some contentious debates on heritage matters and accessory apartment policy too. So let’s look back at what happened this past month at city council, and the last batch of council meetings for 2020. Continue reading “This Month at Council: The Budget, Heritage, and Accessory Apartments”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for December 7, 2020

Blue box management, real estate, and COVID response are among the topics for this meeting. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here (and 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 December 7, 2020”

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

The final Committee of the Whole meeting of 2020 appropriately deals with matters of the future. Waste collection, government priorities for the new year, and the City’s real estates assets are three of the four areas of discussions along with the latest on Guelph’s COVID-19 response. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 7 Meeting?”

POST-VIEW: What Happened at the City Council Meeting on October 21?

In a special third Monday meeting, that also happened to take place on Election Day, city council decided about taking the next steps to building a combined operations campus on Dunlop Road. It’s okay, it’s only a $200 million decision! You can read the Politico preview for this meeting here, see the amended agenda here, and you can read the complete recap below. Continue reading “POST-VIEW: What Happened at the City Council Meeting on October 21?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 21 Meeting?

In an odd third Monday meeting that also takes place on the night of the Federal Election, council will talk about the state or our real estate. Are we getting the most bang for our real estate buck? That’s one big question, but another one will be posed: should the City pursue a new project that will combine many resources in the same physical location? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 21 Meeting?”