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Guelph Politico is locally sourced and dedicated to covering the political and cultural scene in the City of Guelph. Est. 2008.

Friday, November 17, 2017

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the November 27 Meeting?

This week, we take a break from the budget in order to talk about... the budget. Although this regular council meeting is not necessarily about the 2018 Guelph Budget, it turns out that there's both current and future budget stuff to go over anyway. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 15, 2017

This afternoon, the final piece of the budget puzzle for 2018 will be moved into place with the local boards and shared services budget. You can click here for the agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight's council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow along below via Storify.

MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for November 1-15, 2017

Twice-monthly, Guelph Politico posts the latest inspection results from the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit inspection of local restaurants, hotels, cafes, grocery stores and other businesses that handle food. We call it "Mangez!", and this column highlights the latest inspections done by WDGPH, and the results they've posted.

Monday, November 13, 2017

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 13, 2017

Two straightforward items make up the demands on council for this month's planning meeting. You can click here for the agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight's council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow along below via Storify.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the November 22 Meeting?

If you've been dying to have your say on the 2018 Tax-Supported Operating Budget, your chance is coming up. Wednesday November 22 at 6 pm is the day and time for the public delegations portion of the 2018 Guelph Budget deliberations. Details on who and how to take are below.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 8, 2017

Council hears the presentation of the 2018 Tax-Supported Operating Budget. You can click here for the agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight's council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow along below via Storify.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The 2018 Operating Budget in More Detail

Previously on Guelph Politico, we previewed the 2018 Tax-Supported Operating Budget in a very general way. Overall, the proposed budget suggests a 2.19 per cent, or $232,907,226, increase over the 2017 budget, and then there's potential for spending 1.4 per cent more, or $3,194,028, in expansion packages. So what new spending is there in the 2018 budget? What new savings? What are the details behind those numbers?

Monday, November 6, 2017

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole for November 6, 2017

Corporate Services, Public Services, and the Audit Committee all have their say, as well as a redux of the Speedvale Bridge Underpass Trail debate, are all up for discussion at this month's Committee-of-the-Whole. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here to read Politico's preview of today's meeting. For the complete blow-by-blow of today's committee meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow along below via Storify.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

City Council Preview - What's on the Agenda for the November 15 Meeting?

It's the final piece of the budget puzzle for 2018: the budget for Guelph's subsidiary boards and shared services.The library, public health, the police, and county services are all up for presentation and discussion in the final council meeting before we hear from the general public.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

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.