From the Mayor’s Chair – November 7th

From the Mayors Chair

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes!

One of the big topics on the agenda at the November 7th Council meeting was the potential for a deep water dock for cruise ships. Council decided to move ahead with the plan to look deeper at this possibility and also do more market analysis to understand what the cruise ship industry could mean for tourism in Kingston. Council also heard a presentation from the Association of Municipalities Ontario on a province wide push to increase the HST by 1% in order to fund infrastructure needs for cities and town across the province. Kingston currently funds its infrastructure needs out of a 1% property tax levy. Council decided to endorse the plan but also agreed that should the 1% increase in HST ever happen, that the City would then look at reducing or eliminating the 1% property tax levy. Finally, Council passed a motion to make naloxone kits available in all city facilities and to endorse further distribution in partnership with KFL&A public health.

Watch the November 7th edition of From the Mayor’s Chair HERE