Monthly Archives: March 2014

Kingston City Council Meeting – March 18, 2014 #ygk

Jason here. I think that everyone on Council wanted to save turtles, but the issue was sent back to the committee. This Is a good time to wonder if the committee system is working. Set up to fill an obvious need for some forethought, the system was designed not to rob Council of making important decisions- and this was certainly an important decision. As the mayor reported- would it not be more useful to give the amount of money involved. ($62,000) to a homeless shelter? Perhaps committees should give options instead of voting on controversial issues. However, if u have an an environmental issue you wish to pursue it is wise to pursue it at this committee- members;Neill, Glover,Berg, Hector, Hutchison. It does not include the biggest environmentalist- .councillor Osanic, and in a left/ right views it is fairly well balanced.

This,appearances to the contrary, is an important issue that when it finally comes to a vote, will show Councillor’s colours. We will have red light cameras to catch offenders who run red lights, IF we can find 10 intersections that merit them. This perceived safety measure is designed to,put money in the city’s kitty, as infractions would more than pay for the cost of the cameras plus installation (so the report says) But we won’t have a question on the ballot in the upcoming municipal election on whether future elections should be on a city- wide or ward basis. The most noticeable aspect of this acrimonious debate was Councillor George’s dislike of Councillor Neill’s Williamsville emphasis. He, Councillor George, thought this emphasis is at the expense of the rest of the city. One could just as easily say that Councillor George was ignoring the inner city. Is this a left/ right split or an inner city/ west end split? It will be interesting to see where the votes fall when Pittsburgh is divided into two when the population there builds up. Councillor Scott voted ‘no’ to the referendum seeing no advantage for the rural part of the city. Thus the question was lost.

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Kingston: Who Can Vote at the municipal election on October 27th? #ygkc #ygk

 

You can vote in Kingston’s municipal election if you are:

 

  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • a resident in the City of Kingston; or
  • a non-resident of the City of Kingston, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the city; and
  • are not prohibited from voting under any law

Further Information contact:

Kevin Arjoon
Deputy City Clerk & Assistant Returning Officer
karjoon@cityofkingston.ca   Phone: 613-546-4291, ext. 1262

Kingston Civic Electoral Districts Boundaries changes for 2014 #ygkc #ygk

New Electoral Districts Boundaries

The City of Kingston District Boundaries for the 2014 Municipal Election have changed. Click the link below for a map to see a detailed view of the new boundaries.

http://www.cityofkingston.ca/documents/10180/16285/Map_ElectoralDistricts.jpg/42d400d4-ac57-4890-9c4e-b1d15e0cc827?t=1392064

Kingston Civic Election nominations to date #ygkc #ygk

As of March 18th 2014 four candidates have been nominated for election to City Council on Monday October 27th. Full details of the nominations can be found at the following link:

http://www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/elections/candidates/list

The City of Kingston Elections Office will update the list of nominated candidates, until nominations close on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. The candidates list is not final until the nominations are certified by the City Clerk prior to 4 pm on Monday, September 15, 2014.

City of Kingston: Municipal Election Day is October 27, 2014

Municipal Election Day is October 27, 2014 

City of Kingston election pages: http://www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/elections

Who is Running?

Are you ready, willing and able to serve Kingston?  Consider becoming a candidate in the October 27, 2014 municipal election.

Nominations packages are now being accepted for those wishing to run for Mayor, Council, or School Board Trustee.

Nominations packages are available at the City Clerk’s Department, City Hall, 216 Ontario St. and may also be submitted there in person.

Nominations close on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Please note: the candidates list is not final until the nominations are certified by the Clerk Certification shall be completed prior to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.