Comments for Kingston Citizens http://www.kingstoncitizens.org KingstonCitizens.org is a non-partisan, citizen-run organization focused on relevant and current issues about Kingston, N.Y. Sun, 30 Jul 2017 00:50:22 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Comment on Understanding the Latest Changes to the Irish Cultural Center by A More Democratic Approach to Public Meeting Discussions in the City of Kingston. – Kingston Citizens http://www.kingstoncitizens.org/2017/06/27/understanding-the-latest-changes-to-the-irish-cultural-center-by-hillary-harvey/#comment-85552 Sun, 30 Jul 2017 00:50:22 +0000 http://www.kingstoncitizens.org/?p=9031#comment-85552 […] Attend the August 4th meeting of the Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission to see this meeting format in action when the Irish Cultural Center comes back to present visibility studies for their proposed new building in the Rondout skyline.  6:30p at Kingston’s City Hall, 420 Broadway, Conference Room 1.  Catch up on the ICC project HERE […]

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Comment on Caring For Your Community: Food Glorious Food by Angel http://www.kingstoncitizens.org/2009/12/29/caring-for-your-community-food-glorious-food/#comment-85551 Sat, 29 Jul 2017 16:06:59 +0000 http://kingstonnavigator.wordpress.com/?p=1251#comment-85551 You are a little right it is Friday and Saturday 10-12

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Comment on How Kingston Got It’s “Strong Mayor” Form of Government. by A First Look at the City of Kingston’s Charter. – Kingston Citizens http://www.kingstoncitizens.org/2013/05/07/how-kingston-got-its-strong-mayor-form-of-government/#comment-85550 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:00:53 +0000 http://kingstoncitizens.org/?p=3148#comment-85550 […] We think charter reform in Kingston at this time is key in order to bring more clarity to local government.  The last time it was done was back in 1994, where the process was anything but transparent.   READ ON “How the City of Kingston Got It’s Strong Mayor Form of Government […]

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Comment on (Amended) GUIDANCE FOR TESTIMONY: Proposed Central Hudson Gas Regulating Substation in Kingston, NY by kingstonnavigator http://www.kingstoncitizens.org/2017/07/09/guidance-for-testimony-proposed-central-hudson-gas-regulating-substation-in-kingston-ny/#comment-85549 Sun, 09 Jul 2017 15:36:41 +0000 http://www.kingstoncitizens.org/?p=9168#comment-85549 Barbara, Central Hudson will be presenting tomorrow night. Please attend to ask your questions. We will be filming this meeting, too, to review later in the case citizens can not attend.

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Comment on (Amended) GUIDANCE FOR TESTIMONY: Proposed Central Hudson Gas Regulating Substation in Kingston, NY by kingstonnavigator http://www.kingstoncitizens.org/2017/07/09/guidance-for-testimony-proposed-central-hudson-gas-regulating-substation-in-kingston-ny/#comment-85548 Sun, 09 Jul 2017 15:32:59 +0000 http://www.kingstoncitizens.org/?p=9168#comment-85548 It shouldn’t. Process is everything.

This is an excerpt from a Kingston citizen’s testimony as it pertains to the proposed Irish Cultural Center (ICC) project in the Rondout, but applies to everything.

“…The lack of transparency is very disturbing. It suggests two standards of government (certain parties can get around the law) and creates distrust among residents and business owners that their properties and parking requirements won’t be compromised by changes to the zoning law and rubber-stamping of projects. The new investment pouring into Kingston and its future prosperity will be limited if the city does not strictly adhere to transparency and fair application of the law and do what’s best not for a special interest group, but for the entire city.”

We wish that the public would place more scrutiny on the Kingston Planning Department.

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