From the Mayor’s Chair – December 19th

From the Mayors Chair

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At the December 19th Council meeting one of the big items of discussion was over the city’s pet licensing system. The city has been working with Docupet, a company with an online system for registration, and the system has seen an unprecedented growth in pets registered and animals safely returned to owners. Council also raised a number of questions and concerns to ensure privacy of information and also to ensure the right balance in messaging in communicating to residents the importance of registering their pets. Last night Council also received an update from discussions with the province over the siting of a cannabis retail store opening in Kingston later next year. The expectation is that the location of the store will be announced early next year, likely in an existing commercial plaza. Finally, last night council received information from staff on the potential introduction of a rental licensing system after looking at other programs in other cities across the province.

Watch the December 19th edition of From the Mayor’s Chair HERE