Author: mayorpaterson

Addressing the Family Doctor Shortage in Kingston

Many Kingstonians have come to me over the last few years to express the challenges they continue to face as they attempt to find a family doctor. There’s no question that ensuring a healthy supply of family physicians is important, particularly as our City continues to grow. The problem is especially complex for Kingston, because…
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Kingston Moves Ahead with Red-Light Cameras

On Tuesday, City Council voted to proceed with a plan to install red-light cameras at 10 high-risk intersections in the community in early 2022. They will operate using the same system as the other municipalities in Ontario that have adopted red light cameras. The technology behind the cameras ensures that only vehicles speeding through an…
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Horseshoe Highlights – At Council with Mayor Paterson – December 4th

Additional Information: Agenda  Red Light Cameras Short Term Rental Licensing Program Family Physician Recruitment and Retention 

City of Kingston’s New Chief Administrative Officer

For Immediate Release December 3, 2019 City of Kingston’s New Chief Administrative Officer At tonight’s City Council meeting, Mayor Paterson announced that Lanie Hurdle has been appointed as the new Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Kingston. Lanie has nearly 20 years of experience in the municipal sector and has held several different leadership…
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Highlights from the City’s Budget for 2020

Following two full nights of deliberations, Council formally approved the 2020 City budget. One clear theme in the budget is that Kingston is experiencing significant growth. With over 1000 residential building permits issued in the last year, the City is experiencing much higher growth than we’ve seen in the past. Not only does that mean more housing,…
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Density by Design – A Roadmap for Future Housing in Kingston

When it comes to addressing the need for more housing in our community, there are three important factors to consider: location, design and affordability. Last week the first draft of the Density by Design project was released, with a number of recommendations about how to get these three factors right as we plan out the…
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Horseshoe Highlights – At Council with Mayor Paterson – November 20th

Additional Information Agenda Former Davis Tannery Lands Update and Next Steps Kingston East Community Centre Budget Increase Purchase of Two Electric Buses  

A Revised Plan for Housing on the Former Davis Tannery Lands

One of the best opportunities we have to add more housing in the core of the city is to redevelop the old Davis Tannery Lands on the western shore of the Cataraqui River. Building new housing on this long abandoned site will help increase the number of rental units in Kingston within easy walking and…
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Investing in More Police Officers

This week I was pleased to vote in favour of a plan to hire 10 new police officers starting in January of next year. I firmly believe we need more frontline officers to help keep our community safe for Kingstonians in all parts of the city. The plan to hire additional officers was presented as…
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Horseshoe Highlights – At Council with Mayor Paterson – November 6th

Additional Information: Agenda Grant Applications  City Park Ring Road Closure Carbon Offset Kingston Green Fund (pg. 11)