City seeks community feedback for Community Standards By-law draft

Kingston City Hall. Kingstonist file photo.

The City of Kingston is collecting input and feedback from community groups, partner organizations, businesses, and community members on a draft Community Standards By-Law.

On Thursday, Jun. 29, 2022, City Council directed staff to prepare a by-law that would help deter certain types of nuisance behaviours in the community, according to a release from the City. The draft, now available for review on Get Involved Kingston, includes:

  • Odours 
  • Construction Materials and Construction Dust  
  • Idling  
  • Feeding of Wildlife  
  • Textile Collection Sites and Flyers  
  • Safe Use of Public Spaces  
  • Damage to City Property 

“The safety and well-being of our community members and visitors, and a clean and enjoyable environment where everyone feels included, are priorities for the City of Kingston,” said Andrew Reeson, Senior Legal Counsel at the City. “The vision of the Community Standards By-Law is for community members to continue working together to create a livable community, as previously laid out in the City’s Good Neighbour Guide.”

The City said that feedback will be considered as staff further refine the by-law to ensure it meets the needs of community members.

Community members are invited to review and comment on the draft Community Standards By-Law until Friday, Aug. 18, 2023. Those who prefer to provide comments by phone or require accommodation to provide comments can call 613-546-0000. 

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