SMART GROWTH VISION
What does it mean to be a smart, livable and leading city? Learn about my vision to make Kingston a model for smart growth, where the goal isn’t just about making the city bigger, but also about making it better.
There are so many exciting things happening across the community. As Mayor I want to share these stories. On this page, you can find the latest news – from council updates, to project developments, to community initiatives.
What takes place at Kingston City Council meetings? What’s new in the community? What important decisions are being made? There are so many exciting things happening across Kingston. As Mayor, I want to share these stories. On this page, you can find the latest news – from council updates, to project developments, to community initiatives.
Budget 2023 – Limiting Property Tax Increases as Much as Possible
Each night this week, City Council is meeting to discuss the 2023 budget. It’s an important budget with new spending for affordable housing, supports for homelessness, and investments in roads,[…]Read more
Expanding City Business Parks to Attract Quality Jobs and Careers
When I first became mayor a number of years ago, the big economic development challenge at the time was how to attract new businesses to Kingston. Things have changed dramatically[…]Read more
Addressing Kingston’s Low Vacancy Rate
According to last week’s CMHC report, the rental vacancy rate in Kingston has fallen to 1.2%. That’s the second lowest vacancy rate in the province. In fact, in Canada as[…]Read more
Dear Kingston, I promise:
My commitment to City Council, to City staff and to the Kingston community is to lead the best way I can, to be a champion for this city, a leader for our community and to work hard every day over the next four years to create opportunities for people in Kingston to succeed and thrive.
I am committed to showing up at your community events, business openings, and cultural festivals.
I will do everything I can to ensure that a spirit of respect and collaboration resides in Council Chambers.
To foster a spirit of partnership with the community, I’m committed to open and transparent government.
I will update my website and other online channels regularly about my work. I won’t shy away from tough or complicated issues.
One of the most important parts of being Mayor is being accessible to the people who live in this great city. I would love to hear your feedback about how I’m doing, or come to an event! Contact me today with questions or comments. I’m here to listen.