The City of Kingston is building a bright future for the community. Demonstrating its commitment to leadership on climate action, Kingston City Council has committed over $92.8 million since 2019 to municipal programs, projects, and infrastructure to support the reduction and avoidance of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from municipal operations and the Kingston community.
The significant financial commitment is funded in part by municipal tax dollars, and the City’s successful pursuit of funding from upper levels of government.
“You invest in the things that matter, and as Mayor of Kingston, but also as a father, I am proud of the innovative programs, technologies, and conservation efforts these dollars have helped realize, and the ripple effect they will have for years to come,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson.
The $92.8 million investment targets projects directly linked to reducing GHG emissions, such as building energy retrofits and the purchase of electric vehicles. It is also funding projects with indirect impact, including active transportation and public transit expansion which help take cars off the road.
“The City of Kingston set a target to be carbon neutral no later than 2040. This target is a decade more aggressive than most other municipal governments. To achieve this goal, we need significant investment and progressive programs, which is exactly what the City is delivering,” says Julie Salter-Keane.
Members of the community are invited to read the complete information report to Council.