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null City and Utilities Kingston 2017 budgets presented to council next week

November 17, 2016 -

On Monday, Nov. 21, City of Kingston departments, Utilities Kingston and City-funded external agencies and boards begin their 2017 budget presentations to city council.

"Council has asked staff to present a 2017 budget that holds the line on our targeted 2.5 per cent tax rate increase," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "I am looking forward to a budget that will allow for progress to be made on our vision to be a smart and livable city while maintaining service levels and investing in our future by continuing to dedicate one per cent for infrastructure." 

Council will be presented with a 2017 tax-supported operating budget of $359 million, which incorporates a 2.5 per cent tax rate increase, a capital budget of $43 million and city-owned utility-related operating budgets of $93 million.

The 2017 recommended budgets represent the final stage in the City's annual planning process which translates council priorities into budget estimates. Council will hear presentations from city departments and agencies over three nights:

  • Nov. 21, 6 p.m. – Utilities Kingston, municipal budget overview and City department presentations
  • Nov. 22, 6 p.m. – City department and external agency/board presentations followed by budget deliberations
  • Nov. 23, 6 p.m. – Deliberations (if required)

The presentations and deliberations will be in Council Chambers and are open to the public. The City will be tweeting live from the budget meetings using #ygkbudget.

For more on the City's budget and financials, visit:

See Kingston's Strategic Plan 2015-2018 at:

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The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality – ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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