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Draft Public Engagement Framework input wanted

February 15, 2017 -

Developed following a variety of public consultations last year, a draft the City of Kingston's Public Engagement Framework is available for review and input at www.CityofKingston.ca/GetInvolved until March 10.

An open house on the draft framework is set for 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8 at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. 

"The City wants the public to be involved in key efforts and offer input for the benefit of decision-makers.  The Public Engagement Framework will define what kind of engagement tools we use and how we will use them so that Kingstonians can understand the thinking behind our engagement processes," says Lanie Hurdle, commissioner, community services.

The framework outlines:

  • Realistic expectations for engagement
  • Key principles to guide public engagement
  • Roles and responsibilities for employees,  residents, stakeholders and council
  • An approach to planning public engagements
  • Tools and techniques

The draft framework will also be the subject of deeper discussions at four focus groups scheduled from February 28 to March 3.

After the open house, the City will evaluate the feedback and compile a report to be shared with the public and presented to council this spring.

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. 

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