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City creates new Climate Leadership Division, seeks public input to develop Residential Energy Retrofit Program

With “demonstrating leadership on climate change” being a priority of City Council’s strategic plan, the City of Kingston has created a new division to focus on this particular issue. The Climate Leadership Division will be focused on actions combating climate change which were identified in Council’s strategic plan, and will

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Have your say: Yay or nay? – Dedicated bus lanes in Kingston

At their meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2019, Kingston City Council discussed a motion to direct City Staff to look into the creation of a “Kingston Transitway” through dedicated bus lanes. Moved by Deputy Mayor Peter Stroud and seconded by Councillor Bridget Doherty, the motion spoke to the “permanent greenhouse

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What’s up dock: A look at deep water docking options in Kingston

At the Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 City Council meeting, Council passed a motion, directing staff to advance discussions with the property owner of 55 Ontario and 5 Lower Union Street for the purpose of a potential partnership that could include public access to the waterfront, a deep water dock and

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A Strategic Look: Priority #5 – Foster Healthy Citizens and Vibrant Spaces

Beginning in early January and, through public consultation and a number of additional special meetings, Kingston City Council set out its five strategic priorities through 2022, which they affirmed and approved an implementation plan for at their meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Today, we’ll dive into and break down

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A Strategic Look: Priority #4 – Strengthen Economic Development Opportunities

Beginning in early January and, through public consultation and a number of additional special meetings, Kingston City Council set out its five strategic priorities through 2022, which they affirmed and approved an implementation plan for at their meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Today, we’ll explore the projects within their

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A Strategic Look: Priority #3 – Demonstrate Leadership on Climate Action

Beginning in early January and, through public consultation and a number of additional special meetings, Kingston City Council set out its five strategic priorities through 2022, which they affirmed and approved an implementation plan for at their meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Today, we take a more in-depth look

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A Strategic Look: Priority #2 – Improve Walkability, Roads and Transportation

Beginning in early January and, through public consultation and a number of additional special meetings, Kingston City Council set out its five strategic priorities through 2022, which they affirmed and approved an implementation plan for at their meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Today, we take a more in-depth look

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A Strategic Look: Priority #1 – Increase Housing Affordability

  This is the first of a five-part series looking at the projects the city has listed as part of their 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. Part 2, focusing on roads, transportation and walkability, will be available next week. Beginning in early January and, through public consultation and a number of additional

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Hall Monitor: Tax rate, Wellington Street extension, and more

Kingston City Council held meeting number 15-2019 (agenda online) on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, using it to affirm the 2019-2022 strategic plan and complete some relatively routine business. The evening opened with a delegation from Mary Lou McCartney of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union who spoke about the changes

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Protest demands greater municipal action on climate change

  On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 a rally was held outside the City of Kingston’s Strategic Planning meeting at Goodes Hall by 350 Kingston, a group of local citizens “committed to taking action on climate change.” This was the city’s fourth strategic planning session and intended to finalize council’s 2019-2022

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Mayor rebukes city councillor for ‘lack of trust in staff’

Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson took a moment to rebuke Councillor Jeff McLaren for his apparent lack of trust in city staff at the most recent meeting of Kingston City Council. The incident occurred about halfway through the city council meeting on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Council had

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