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City Council meets for second night of budget deliberations

The City of Kingston’s Treasurer and CFO Desiree Kennedy said she was disappointed by the lack of uptake in the municipal public budget engagement process that took place last fall. Overall, 397 people participated in an online survey that ran from October 19 to November 9, 2020. Approximately 60 people

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Kingston police chief responds to calls to ‘defund’ at City Council Meeting

Kingston Police Chief Antje McNeely spoke to City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, invited, she said, to explain how the force uses their capital and operating budget. Specifically, McNeely said she was asked to talk about “how the police budget has been constructed to deal with the concerns raised

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City of Kingston launches polls as part of open budget engagement

As a means to build a better understanding of which budget topics are of most interest to residents, the City of Kingston is launching weekly polls for residents to participate in. “As a member of the community, it’s important that you feel informed about the City’s budget, and that you

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Webinar aims to help business owners navigate government programs

The City of Kingston, in partnership with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation and KPMG LLP, will be conducting a webinar to help small and medium sized businesses navigate government programs related to COVID-19. The pandemic has forced many of Kingston’s small businesses to take immediate action to protect their staff

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Kingston City Council sets four-year strategic priorities

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Kingston City Council met in Committee of the Whole and approved their five strategic priorities through 2022. These priorities and projects, which were first established over a series of three meetings in March and prioritized using the help of public consultation and an external facilitator,

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