This Month at Council Part 1: Trees, Signs, and More Transitional Housing

Guelph City Council tackled a very busy agenda before the summer break. The Committee of the Whole meeting was a marathon affair with topics about trees, the new sign bylaw, and speed limits. Then, at the planning meeting, a decision was reached about a new supportive housing project while there were a lot of questions about the latest Metalworks addition. Here’s the first part of this month’s recap. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 1: Trees, Signs, and More Transitional Housing”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 12, 2021

It’s a very busy last planning meeting before the summer break. 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 July 12, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 12 Meeting?

Like school students rushing to complete all their assignments before summer vacation, it feels like the same can be said for city council in this very busy final planning meeting before the summer break. in this session, look for new projects, a great many sign bylaw variance requests, and a decision report on Guelph’s latest housing project. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 12 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 25, 2021 (Planning)

This month’s planning meeting has decisions, a new planning application, and further debate on a controversial plan of action. 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 January 25, 2021 (Planning)”

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

In the second of two council meetings to end the month, the planning agenda for January will be debated and discussed. From a couple of decisions on previously approved properties, to a new planning amendment, to what will likely be another conversation about a much maligned plan for local heritage, here’s the agenda for this month’s planning meeting. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 25 Planning Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 13 Meeting?

This month’s planning meeting will give council some post-Thanksgiving work to do in the form of a couple of small development projects that aren’t based around the south end, and some cultural heritage insight for the local history nerds out there. It’s unlikely to be the most intense planning meeting this year, but it will still be very busy.

Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 13 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 27 Planning Meeting?

After a brief regular meeting, we will get what will surely be a longer planning meeting with two statutory meetings for two re-zoning applications, and a consent agenda that features an Official Plan amendment, two sign bylaw variance requests, and a heritage exemption request. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 27 Planning Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 9 Planning Meeting?

The final planning meeting of the year will again put the spotlight on Gordon Street with one approved plan, and another proposed one. Council will also hear the final version of the new standards for commercial and mixed-use properties. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 9 Planning Meeting?”

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”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 9, 2019

It’s time for the first planning meeting of the fall! 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 September 9, 2019”