Committee of the Whole

Committee of the Whole (Committee) facilitates the decision-making process of Council. The Committee is comprised of all members of Council who fully participate in debate and forward recommendations to Council for final decision. The Committee is an important forum for policy debate and public input on issues within Council’s area of responsibility.Committee of the Whole meets on the first Monday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph.  The three service areas (Corporate Services; Infrastructure Development, and Enterprise Services; and Public Services) within the Corporation as well as matters related to Audit and Governance will report to the Committee of the Whole on a bi-monthly basis.

Chairs for each of the service areas are elected by Council to preside over the Committee of the Whole meetings when their respective service area items are being addressed. Agendas for Committee of the Whole are posted the Thursday two weeks prior to the meeting. Draft minutes are posted as soon as they are available and final minutes are posted once adopted by Council. Similar to Council meetings, Committee meetings are broadcasted via the Rogers Cable network.

For information updates concerning any matters appearing on the agenda, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 519-837-5603 (TTY 519-826-9771) or at clerks@guelph.ca.

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Prior to September 2016, the City of Guelph Governance Model was based on a Standing Committee system.

Committee of the Whole Meetings

Please note: The links in the web-friendly agendas will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network.

Alternate formats are available as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act by contacting the Clerks Office at 519-822-1260 extension 5603.

2017

Meeting Date Agenda Web friendly agenda Addendums Minutes Audio Video Notes
January 16, 2017 meeting location details Agenda Web friendly agenda Addendums Audio Video

2016

Meeting Date Agenda Web friendly agenda Addendums Minutes Audio Video Notes
December 5, 2016 Agenda Addendums Minutes Audio Video
November 7, 2016meeting location details Agenda Web friendly agenda Addendums Minutes Audio Not applicable Governance and Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services Matters
November 7, 2016meeting location details Agenda Web friendly agenda Addendums Minutes – Draft Audio Video Special Committee of the Whole Meeting Regarding Water Taking
October 3, 2016meeting location details Agenda Web friendly agenda Addendums Minutes Audio Video
September 6, 2016meeting location details Agenda Web friendly agenda Addendums Minutes Audio Video Service areas reporting: Corporate Services; Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services; and Governance