City of Kingston Open Budget Update

December 21, 2020

This fall, the City of Kingston asked residents to provide input on the 2021 and future operating and capital budgets. The community stepped up! 

During the public engagement period (Sept. 28 – Nov. 13), more than 2,300 people visited Get Involved Kingston to learn more about the budgeting process, download resource documents, pose questions, and provide input.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part in this process by attending a virtual session, completing a poll, taking the survey or telling your friends and family members,” says City Treasurer Desiree Kennedy. She adds, “We cannot achieve a meaningful open budget process without your involvement.” Learn more about the City’s commitment to an open budgeting process.

Next steps

City staff continue to compile, and review data gathered through the survey and other public engagement opportunities. “We respect the time invested and the thoughtful feedback we received. Now, it’s up to staff to take what we heard and ensure that the budgets we present to Council in January reflect your input,” says Kennedy.

Residents can anticipate a comprehensive summary of the feedback received as part of the 2021 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets Report to Council in January 2021. This summary will also be posted on the project’s Get Involved page.

“Thank you again for getting involved,” says Kennedy. “We look forward to sharing the results, and to future budget engagements!”