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”

RECAP: Small But Inquisitive Group Grills Councillors at Ward 6 Town Hall

It’s sometimes hard to get people to think about municipal politics on a warm summer night, let alone come out for a town hall, but a small group of Ward 6 constituents came out to the Clair Road Emergency Services Centre to hear from Councillors Mark MacKinnon and Karl Wettstein on a myriad of topics. Here’s what we all talked about. Continue reading “RECAP: Small But Inquisitive Group Grills Councillors at Ward 6 Town Hall”

Driveway Town Hall Had Sad Stories and Hard Feelings

Who would have guessed that the most contentious issue of this municipal election year might be the width of driveways in certain neighbourhoods? This topic gathered people from across the east end of the city, and from other parts of the Guelph to attend a town hall hosted by the mayor and the Ward 1 councillors. Continue reading “Driveway Town Hall Had Sad Stories and Hard Feelings”

Things We Learned at the Ward 5 Town Hall

Although not the same draw it was back in the fall after Homecoming, a Ward 5 town hall last night at St. Michael Catholic School brought over 40 people out to hear from their city councillors and city staff about the progress made in preventing another excess of partying, and to hear about student housing issues. Continue reading “Things We Learned at the Ward 5 Town Hall”

U of G Students Would Rather Have O-Week Than a Fall Reading Week

Do students need a longer break in the fall? That’s the question that the University of Guelph is trying to get feedback on, but they’ve been stymied because “What we heard back was all over the map,” according to Ray Darling, the Registrar for the U of G. A town hall on campus Wednesday night drew about 50 students, but no greater clarity in terms of what the majority of campus wants on the matter. Continue reading “U of G Students Would Rather Have O-Week Than a Fall Reading Week”

Upcoming Councillor Town Halls on Budget and Other Things

Anxious to give your feedback on city matters? Engaging with you representatives virtually (or digitally) not enough? Well there are several opportunities coming up to meet face-to-face with your elected representatives, and here they are presented in one, convenient, chronological list. Continue reading “Upcoming Councillor Town Halls on Budget and Other Things”

Three Local Political Events; One Big Night

If you’re looking for something to do on Wednesday September 28, then you’re in luck! You will have your pick of three major political events in the Guelph area to check out. Continue reading “Three Local Political Events; One Big Night”

Gordon and Allt Eat Success with First Breakfast Town Hall

Set in the middle of Breezy Corners on Macdonnell were four tables arranged together for a unique new civic engagement event. Ward 2 Councillor James Gordon and Ward 3 Councillor Phil Allt had put out an open invitation to the Guelph community: Thursdays at 8 am, come to Breezy Corners, have some breakfast, and talk about whatever you want to talk about politically. For this inaugural town hall, the councillors got around 20 people first thing in the morning for some frank political talk “over-easy.” Continue reading “Gordon and Allt Eat Success with First Breakfast Town Hall”