One of the main reasons why I chose to run for mayor four years ago was to help foster more job growth in Kingston so that people can find fulfilling and exciting careers right here in our city.
As we continue to build a 21st century city, I believe we can put Kingston on the map as a leader in technology and innovation and improve quality of life for everyone in our community.
As a city, we must live within our means and ensure living in Kingston remains affordable for taxpayers.
Ensuring that we can welcome needed housing and revitalization while maintaining the beauty and livability of Kingston is one of my top priorities.
As we build a vibrant and inclusive community, it is important that we are not leaving anyone behind. Kingston has one of the lowest rental vacancy rates in the province, making it difficult to find housing and expensive when it is available.
One area of the city that is particularly well-positioned for some exciting revitalization is the Inner Harbour and the Old Industrial Area, the neighbourhood north of downtown between Division St and the Cataraqui River.
I firmly believe that one of the most important investments we can make for the future is in the youth of our community.
Together we can put Kingston on the map, nationally and internationally as never before. But in order to realize our potential, we have to make it easier for people to get to and from our city. That’s why I’m committed to championing a better network of air and rail links to Kingston.
This week we officially re-opened a completely revitalized Breakwater Park, fulfilling one of my campaign promises from four years ago.
As we look to the future, I see so much potential for how we can put Kingston on the map internationally by seizing global opportunities.