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Draft a Parkland By-Law that Protects Parks and Grows Greenspaces in Kingston, Ontario

On Feb. 7, 2013, Commissioner Hurdle, Community Services, of the City of Kingston presented to the public (at the Planning Committee Meeting of the City Council) a draft Parkland By-Law that would negatively affect the ratio of parkland to people in this city.

In a period of rapid climate change, it contains provisions at considerable variance with provincial standards and those of other Ontario cities.

It would discourage developers from creating and preserving parkland, thereby threatening the integrity of what the city's external consultant called " a high quality public realm [that] has a tremendous value” for all."

As citizens, residents, taxpayers of and visitors to one of Canada’s historic cities, we urge city staff and the City Council to formulate and pass a new by-law that respects the city’s Strategic Plan and the goals of the Sustainable Kingston Plan which calls for “actively conserving, protecting, restoring, enhancing, and expanding natural areas and green space for public enjoyment, community health, and ecosystem resiliency.”

This petition was delivered to:
  • Councillor
    Liz Schell
  • City Councillor
    Kevin George
  • City Councillor
    Rob Hutchison
  • City Councillor
    Jeff Scott
  • City Councillor
    Bill Glover
  • City Councillor
    Jim Neill
  • City Councillor
    Lisa Osanic
  • Mayor
    M. Gerretson
  • Councillor
    B. Reitzel
  • Councillor
    S.Berg
  • Coucillor
    R. Downes
  • Councillor
    B. Paterson
  • Councillor
    K. George
  • City Councillor
    Dorthy Hector


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