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?”

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: Back to Committee, Patio Emergency, and South End Crunch

Although everyone was still meeting remotely, council got back to something resembling a normal schedule with September’s slate of meetings. From a new pedestrian bridge, to an update on Guelph’s tree health, to an emergency meeting about patios and a development crunch in the south end of the city, it was a very busy month around the (virtual) horseshoe. Let’s recap the last month. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Back to Committee, Patio Emergency, and South End Crunch”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 28, 2020

Some items from Committee of the Whole and other procedural business of the City wrap up a busy month. 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 28, 2020”