The City of Kingston says there was an impressive amount of community engagement this past fall when it asked residents to provide input on the 2021 and future operating and capital budgets.
Over 2,300 people visited Get Involved Kingston during the September 13 to November 13 engagement period 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. “We cannot achieve a meaningful open budget process without your involvement.”
The City’s commitment to an open budgeting process is available to review online.
Going forward, City staff will continue compiling and reviewing 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,” said Kennedy. “We look forward to sharing the results, and to future budget engagements!”
A comprehensive summary of the feedback will be posted on the project’s Get Involved page in January 2021.