COMMON COUNCIL TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON HOUSING ISSUES

Fourth of Seven Hearings to be Held on April 8 at 6:30pm KINGSTON, NY — Majority Leader Reynolds Scott-Childress announces a series of Housing Hearings to take place over seven sessions at City Hall in Council Chambers. The meetings will serve to inform the Common Council of the community’s housing needs and issues so the Council can consider for policy change or resolution. February 28   Open forum: Council to introduce housing hearing concept, ask for community input, at 6:00pm March 6          Homeowners, at 6:30pm March 11        Tenants, at 6:30pm April 8            Landlords, at 6:30pm April 29          Developers, at 6:30pm May 1             Homeless and housing insecure, at 6:30pm May 29          … Read More

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Message from Mayor Steve Noble

Feb. 1, 2018 Message from Kingston Mayor Steve Noble “When I first announced that I was running for Mayor, I was warned by many people that by stepping into the world of politics, I was opening myself up to an incredible level of attention and scrutiny. Even with those persistent warnings, I ran for office anyway because I saw a City that needed different leadership and an opportunity to change the way we did things here. I have never regretted this decision and am grateful every day for your support and the progress we are making together. We are making meaningful, long-lasting change. But for some, change is scary. It… Read More

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Daily Freeman: Kingston Mayor Steve Noble lays out ambitious 2018 agenda

Kingston Mayor Steve Noble lays out ambitious 2018 agenda By Ariél Zangla, azangla@freemanonline.com arielatfreeman on Twitter POSTED: 01/10/18, 6:10 AM EST Kingston Mayor Steve Noble delivers his State of the City address Tuesday at City Hall.Ariél Zangla — Daily Freeman KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Mayor Steve Noble has set an ambitious agenda for the coming year that includes such initiatives as changing the city’s public transportation system, continuing economic development and focusing on equitable development and fair housing. “According to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, ‘this is Kingston’s moment,’” Noble said during his 2018 State of the City address Tuesday evening. “What we do with this moment determines who we are as a… Read More

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Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard   From the Kingston Daily Freeman By Ariél Zangla, azangla@freemanonline.com arielatfreeman on Twitter POSTED: 01/08/18, 10:45 PM EST KINGSTON, N.Y. >> The Common Council’s new majority leader wants city lawmakers to create their own agenda and focus more on community development that does not always have to be tied to their legislative work. Alderman Reynolds Scott-Childress led his first Democratic caucus as majority leader Monday evening. He succeeds Alderman William Carey, D-Ward 5, who served in that role for the past two years. Scott-Childress, D-Ward 3, was elected by his fellow Democrats during a caucus last month. He was the sole candidate for the post, he said. Scott-Childress said… Read More

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Mayor Steve Noble

Mayor Steve Noble   Steven T. Noble (845) 334-3902 Fax (845) 334-3904 mayor@kingston-ny.gov 420 Broadway Kingston, New York 12401 In Kingston, a full time Mayor serves as Chief Executive Officer. The mayoral term is four years. As the top elected official, the Mayor oversees operation of the City, reviewing departmental specifics with all department heads. He is responsible for the annual City budget which is presented to the Common Council for its review in October of each calendar year. He also appoints commissioners or board members who serve either in a policy setting or advisory capacity. The City Charter names the Mayor as President of the Police, Fire, Public Works… Read More

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2019 Candidates

Candidates for elected office who have been endorsed by the City of Kingston Democratic Committee for the 2019 General Election   City of Kingston Common Council Ward 1) Jeffrey Morell Jeffrey Ventura Morell was born in the Dominican Republic, his mother immigrated to the US when he was a toddler and he was raised by his grandparents. Later he moved to New York City, became a US citizen and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from CUNY Hunter College. He settled in Kingston after falling in love with its diverse and welcoming community, as well as it’s rich history and natural beauty. He lives on Main St. with his… Read More

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