This Month at Council: Budget Deficit Turned Surplus and Clair-Maltby Complete

It was a busy May at city council as the horseshoe handled several complex files. Money matters were big as the completed books for the 2021 fiscal year came back for council’s information. How did staff turn a deficit into surplus? Find out! And speaking of new discoveries, the final version of the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan came to council for approval, and approve it they did. Let’s recap the fifth month of the year at City Hall! Continue reading “This Month at Council: Budget Deficit Turned Surplus and Clair-Maltby Complete”

This Month at Council: Parks, Solid Waste, and Community Benefit Charges

It was a very consequential month at Guelph City Council, especially if you’re a fan of parkland and infrastructure. Bookended by intense debates around the demand for more park space, new bans on a variety of single-use plastics, and the delegation of authority to staff when planned capital go way over budget, the month also dealt with a heritage appeal, a new big density development and the new Community Benefit Charges. Here’s the recap for April. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Parks, Solid Waste, and Community Benefit Charges”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 25, 2022

Council will revisit some decisions from Committee of the Whole. 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 April 25, 2022”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 25 Meetings?

After a break for the Easter weekend, city council gets back to business as usual with the end of the month regular meeting. If you feel an overwhelming need to revisit anything from the Committee of the Whole meeting earlier this month, this is a good time to do it because there’s almost nothing else on the agenda. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 25 Meetings?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for April 4, 2022

April begins with a return to in-person council meetings fore everyone. 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 April 4, 2022”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 4 Meeting?

It’s going to be a jam-packed Committee of the Whole meeting to kick off April, the cruellest month. From new solid waste master plan directions, to a new plan for parks, and a response to growing inflationary pressures on capital projects, there will be a lot of new policy discussions for everyone no matter what your municipal interest is. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 4 Meeting?”

CITY PAGES: Fundraising, Water, and Bike Month

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Fundraising, Water, and Bike Month”

CITY PAGES: New Hire, Cat Cams, and Lots of Road Construction

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: New Hire, Cat Cams, and Lots of Road Construction”

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?”