GUELPH POLITICAST #235 – The Council Year So Far

Normally there are no August city council meetings, but as we all know in 2020 what’s normal got up, walked out of the room, and threw itself down the stairs. Having three city council meetings in August is unusual, but it’s hardly the most unusual thing about this political year, and to make sense of everything that’s happened at council so far in 2020, we’re going to do a recap. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #235 – The Council Year So Far”

The Month at Council: No Tower, COVID Update, and a Budget for the Future

This was a jam-packed July at city council even while everyone was physically distant. Along with the usual meetings, there was a shareholder meeting for two City-held companies, and a workshop on multiyear budgeting, which added a lot on the plates of councillors who already saw full slates on a myriad of different issues. Here’s the recap of this past month’s activities in the virtual horseshoe. Continue reading “The Month at Council: No Tower, COVID Update, and a Budget for the Future”

This Month at Council: Procedural Changes, Libraries Saved, and Pool Mourning

City Council came back from the summer break with a very busy agenda that included the long-awaited Strategic Plan, some controversial changes to the Procedural Bylaw, and the early closure of the pool at Centennial C.V.I. And there was one more thing, what was that? Oh yeah, the Baker District Redevelopment and the new main library! Continue reading “This Month at Council: Procedural Changes, Libraries Saved, and Pool Mourning”

RECAP: Gibson Hosts Update on the Driveway Width Enforcement Concerns

Driveway width. It’s been the political controversy of the year, and as council prepares to hear the matter of a suspension of certain provisions of bylaw enforcement, members of the Guelph community gathered this evening at the Victoria Road Recreation Centre to get an update. Ward 1 Councillor Dan Gibson hosted a town hall on the matter, and this is the recap.  Continue reading “RECAP: Gibson Hosts Update on the Driveway Width Enforcement Concerns”

City Council Recap: What Happened from June and July 2017?

In case you’re more of a reader than a listener, or maybe you just want to reference back to something quickly, over the next three weeks, Guelph Politico will post a recap of the first seven months of 2017 at city council in three parts. This third part covers June and July… Continue reading “City Council Recap: What Happened from June and July 2017?”

City Council Recap: What Happened from April and May 2017?

In case you’re more of a reader than a listener, or maybe you just want to reference back to something quickly, over the next three weeks, Guelph Politico will post a recap of the first seven months of 2017 at city council in three parts. This second part covers April and May… Continue reading “City Council Recap: What Happened from April and May 2017?”