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Hall Monitor: Quiet streets

On Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020, Kingston City Council held meeting 19-2020 (agenda) in its electronic format again, where they moved towards the implementation of a ‘quiet streets’ project and removed emergency powers granted to staff during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Key Topics Council discussed the removal of

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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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Hall Monitor: Response recovery

Kingston City Council sat virtually for meeting 15-2020 (Agenda) on Tuesday, May 6, 2020. Though this was another meeting with a light agenda, council did get a briefing on local business response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and got a few procedural issues taken care of to enable more community involvement

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Hall Monitor: Response Reservations

Kingston City Council held meeting 14-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2020, hosting its third meeting in its virtual format. While the agenda was light on staff reports, some key issues were discussed, including COVID-19 responses and an update from the KFL&A Public Health. Public Health Update The evening presented

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Hall Monitor: Economic Enforcement

Kingston City Council sat for another virtual meeting, holding meeting 13-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2020. Council kept a fairly light agenda, but still worked through topics around emergency orders enforcement, the Kingston Economic Development Corporation’s strategic plan, and a funding transfer in tourism. Key Topics Council’s first major

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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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Hall Monitor: Reconsideration resolve

Editorial note: An earlier version of this article mistakenly stated that Council had voted to change recycling collection to allow for all recyclables to be collected on the same day. This was an error. Council voted to maintain the current recycling program. Kingston City Council sat for meeting 08-2020 (agenda)

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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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Hall Monitor: Transit Trees

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 2020-03 (agenda) and their last meeting of the 2019 calendar year. Council worked through a heavy agenda, approving a 1500-unit development for the former Davis Tannery, discussing transit options and exploring the idea of a downtown tourism, culinary

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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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Hall Monitor: Emergency Development Routes

Kingston City Council held meeting number 28-2019 (Agenda) on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The meeting was shorter than most in recent memory, though council did re-approve the Kingston East Community Centre, purchased its first electric buses, and discussed options regarding a development on the former Davis Tannery lands, as well

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Hall Monitor: Dianne Saxe Speaks to Kingston

Dr. Dianne Saxe, former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario and internationally recognized environmental lawyer, joined Kingston City Council on a rainy October 22 evening for a special presentation in a modified town hall format. Dozens of people, some as young as nine years old, filled Memorial Hall to hear Saxe’s presentation,

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