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City and Utilities Kingston 2018 budgets to be presented to council

November 24, 2017 -

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, City of Kingston departments, Utilities Kingston and City-funded external agencies and boards begin their 2018 budget presentations to city council.

"This budget is, again, aimed at achieving a targeted 2.5 per cent tax increase – one per cent of which is dedicated to infrastructure," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "The proposed budget reflects council's vision to make Kingston a smart, livable and 21st century city."  

Council will be presented with a 2018 tax-supported operating budget of $378 million, which incorporates a 2.5 per cent tax rate increase, a capital budget of $58 million and City-owned utility-related operating budgets of $95 million.

One per-cent of the projected budget increase will again be earmarked for infrastructure improvements to roads, sidewalks and other City facilities.

The 2018 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, Utilities Kingston and agencies over three nights:

  • Nov. 28, 6 p.m. – Utilities Kingston, municipal budget overview and City department presentations
  • Nov. 29, 6 p.m. – City department and external agency/board presentations followed by budget deliberations
  • Nov. 30, 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: www.CityofKingston.ca/budget.

See Kingston's Strategic Plan 2015-2018 at: www.CityofKingston.ca/apps/councilpriorities/

About the City of Kingston

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. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.