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?”

RECAP: Questions and More Questions about 65 Delhi Project

On Tuesday night, Ward 2 City Councillors Rodrigo Goller and James Gordon hosted their latest virtual town hall with a specific focus on Wellington County’s proposed transitional housing project at 65 Delhi Street. County staff were on hand to present information and talk about the many challenges and advantages of the project, as well as offering answers to questions posed from some very curious local residents. Let’s got to the recap… Continue reading “RECAP: Questions and More Questions about 65 Delhi Project”

This Month at Council Part 1: Operations Campus Update and a Contentious Planning Meeting

Jam-packed meetings started the month of May with a committee meeting that covered a lot of different money matters, both immediate and long-term, and then with a planning meeting that featured four controversial planning proposals. In part one of the monthly council recap, we will go from a COVID update from public health, to concerns about over-protecting local heritage in the city’s east end. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 1: Operations Campus Update and a Contentious Planning Meeting”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 10, 2021

It’s going to be a long night at city council with some big planning matters on the agenda. 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 May 10, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 10 Meeting?

This month’s planning meeting of city council will be very busy. There are a couple of new public meetings on a couple of interesting new projects, plus a decision report on a previous, some-what controversial project in the west end of town. If planning in a more general, macro sense is more your speed, staff will present their final vision for the east end of the city. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 10 Meeting?”

This Month at Council Part 1: Committee of the Whole and Grace Gardens Approved

Due to the exceptionally busy council calendar this past month, we’ve had to split April’s recap into two parts. In part one, we will recap what happened at a very busy and complex committee meeting, and then at the planning there was a somewhat confusing matter about the Naming Committee and the final approval of a long-gestating housing project. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 1: Committee of the Whole and Grace Gardens Approved”

PM Trudeau Meets with Guelph Advocates Fighting Homelessness

Fighting homelessness, and creating affordable housing, has been a fairly dominant topic for the last several years, and a lot of progress has been made lately in Guelph. Perhaps that success is what drew the attention of the Prime Minister of Canada as today, Justin Trudeau joined Lloyd Longfield and several local community leaders to talk about the efforts being made to eliminate chronic homelessness in the Royal City. Continue reading “PM Trudeau Meets with Guelph Advocates Fighting Homelessness”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 12, 2021

This month’s planning meeting has two big decisions. 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 12, 2021”