City Council seeking public opinion on current priorities

An example of the Quiet Streets Pilot Project, which falls under the ” Improve Walkability, Roads and Transportation” priority. Photo by Kingstonist.

City Council is looking for the public’s opinions on the strategic priorities it set in 2019, according to a media released dated Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Their top question: Do the priorities still make sense in light of COVID-19?

“Council developed an ambitious plan for this term based on key strategic priorities and City staff have been hard at work making that vision a reality,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson. “The current pandemic has had a significant impact on our community and on City resources, so it’s important that we review our priorities in light of these emerging needs and constraints. Your comments will help guide us as we take stock of where we are and set a refreshed course forward.”

Go to to offer Council your comments on any or all of these five strategic priority areas by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020:

  • Demonstrate Leadership on Climate Action
  • Increase Housing Affordability
  • Improve Walkability, Roads and Transportation
  • Strengthen Economic Development Opportunities
  • Foster Healthy Citizens and Vibrant Spaces

Visit the Kingston 2019-2022 Strategic Plan site for details on per-priority initiatives.

Anyone needing assistance to participate in this engagement, can call 613-546-0000 ext.1900 to offer comments on the Council Priorities.

The public input will be provided to Council for consideration at a Special Council Meeting – Council Strategic Planning Session on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, to review the 2019-2022 Council Priorities.

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