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City adds extra $1M to the budget for small business, non-profit and artist relief

Kingston City Council wrapped up their 2021 budget deliberations on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 after three nights of meetings with staff and agency representatives. Council approved a General Municipal Operating budget of $384,133,729, with a Municipal Capital budget of $58,750,013. Additionally, Council voted to approve a $229,570 operating budget for

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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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City Council sits for first night of municipal budget deliberations

Kingston City Council held their first of three nights of budget deliberations on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The evening began with a presentation from CAO Lanie Hurdle, in which she explained how City of Kingston staff have taken the impacts of COVID-19 into account in their proposed 2021 budget. “The

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City budget discussions to be live-streamed

The City is inviting constituents to virtually attend budget deliberations next week, as Council reviews various capital and operating budgets supported by the municipality. “We want to continue to be open and transparent about how spending and resource allocation decisions are made, and to provide residents with the opportunity to

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Kingston Police mounted unit rides again

After discussion between senior staff and much public outcry, it would seem that Murney’s job with Kingston Police mounted unit is stable once again following the city’s 2020 budget conversations. The public first heard about the potential retirement of Murney a few weeks ago when the removal of the mounted

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