Month: March 2016

moving our community forward together

Red Light Cameras Coming to Kingston

At our April 5 council meeting, City Council will be asked to provide final approval for the introduction of red light cameras in Kingston. If approved they will installed and operational by early 2017. I am supportive of red light cameras as a measure to improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in our community. Red…
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2016 Federal Budget: Opportunities for Kingston

This week I made the trip to Ottawa to hear the details of the federal budget as it was presented in the House of Commons by the Finance Minister. Here are a few of the budget announcements and what they could mean for us; Infrastructure spending: the 2016 federal budget pledges $120 billion over the…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – March 22

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 3 minutes or less. Highlights from the March 22  Council meeting include the approval of the Waterfront Master Plan an ambitious plan to invest over $60 million in Kingston’s 280 kilometers of shoreline over the next 30…
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Investing in Our Waterfront

Our waterfront is one of our city’s most important assets. That’s why Council named it as one of our top strategic priorities! Next week City Council will be presented with the Waterfront Master Plan, an ambitious plan to invest $60 million in Kingston’s 280 kilometers of shoreline over the next 30 years. This plan was…
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Let’s Recognize Kingston’s Outstanding Volunteers

Every year during our Canada Day celebrations I have the great privilege of presenting awards to Kingstonians who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to our community. The City’s Civic Awards program, now in its 18th year, honour exemplary individuals who have made a difference in our community through volunteerism. I am asking…
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Bringing Back the Crosswalk

In both my time as a city councilor and now as mayor, one of the most common concerns I hear about is the city’s courtesy crossings. The concern is not that people don’t appreciate the attempt to make our roads more pedestrian friendly, it’s the fact that cars are not legally obligated to stop at…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – March 1

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 3 minutes or less. Highlights from the March 1  Council meeting include the approval of a study grant to look at the potential environmental clean up costs of the proposed Homestead apartment buildings on Queen Street, an update…
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