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CAO Lanie Hurdle addresses Belle Park bylaw enforcement

The City of Kingston’s senior manager, CAO Lanie Hurdle, said she wants to directly address the public’s questions following the removal of a settlement in Belle Park on Tuesday. “There have been a number of questions brought up in news reports and onsocial media about the end of the Belle

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City CAO Lanie Hurdle explains changes to Love Kingston Marketplace

The City of Kingston has responded swiftly to negative feedback on the Love Kingston Marketplace, says their Chief Administrative Officer, Lanie Hurdle. In a statement released on Tuesday, the City of Kingston announced significant changes to the newly opened pedestrian streetscape, including reopening Princess and Brock Streets to two lanes

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Hall Monitor: The cost of COVID

It was a busier than usual week for Kingston City Council, as they sat for four meetings this week. On May 19, 2020, Council held a meeting as the membership of Town Homes Kingston (agenda) first, followed by sitting as the shareholder of the Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation (agenda)

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The plans and people behind the Kingston Economic Recovery Team

Mayor Bryan Paterson has now shared the details of the new ‘Kingston Economic Recovery Team’ (KERT) he announced on April 28, 2020 including the participants, mandate and structure. The team, which will be chaired by Mayor Paterson and have eight additional representatives from a variety workforce sectors across the city,

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City of Kingston announces staffing reductions due to COVID-19 pandemic

Approximately 55 full-time City of Kingston employees will be impacted by a “shortage of work” beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2020, according to a press release from the City. The City said this temporary shortage of work is due to the extended closures and reduction of non-essential City services brought about

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Hall Monitor: Virtual Emergency

Kingston City Council broke new ground last night as they sat for both Special Meeting of Council 12-2020 (agenda), as well as meeting 13-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020. The meetings, which were held through virtual meeting software, were notable in that this is the first time Council has

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Former City of Kingston CAO Gerard Hunt passes away

The former CAO of the City of Kingston, Gerard Hunt, has passed away after a battle with illness that caused him to step down from the position in July of 2019. Hunt had served as the City CAO for 10 years prior to stepping down, providing “excellent leadership” and “valuable

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Letter: Public consultation needed on multi-year use of KP

The following is a letter to the editor regarding the new multi-year lease of Kingston Penitentiary. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Since 1835, Kingston Penitentiary (KP) has generated economic and regional growth. Even as KP ceased its social control functions

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Hall Monitor: Meeting Momentum

Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 05-2020 (Agenda) on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 41-minute meeting, which Mayor Bryan Paterson joked “might be a record for this council” had a light agenda and minimal discussion, though they did get a few items completed. Council had met in a closed

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Lanie Hurdle announced as City’s new CAO

At their meeting held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, Kingston City Council announced Lanie Hurdle as the newly-appointed Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). While the official position is newly-appointed, it’s a position Hurdle is definitely familiar with, as she has been Acting/Interim CAO since January of 2019. Hurdle replaces Gerard Hunt,

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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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