Water Powers Referendum

A historic water sales referendum passed in Kingston: 3,625 to 737.

Selling city water to outside entities currently falls under the purview of the Kingston Board of Water Commissioners, whose members are appointed by the mayor. The Common Council’s only role related to city water is to authorize any borrowing requested by the Water Board.

“Rebecca Martin, founder of KingstonCitizens.org, said the decision was an important one. The group has been a strong proponent of the measure. “Congratulations to the citizens of Kingston for taking this important first step in protecting their water by voting ‘yes’ on the water sales referendum,” Martin said via email Tuesday night. “KingstonCitizens.org wishes to thank the leadership of the city of Kingston’s Common Council and our partners, including Kate Hudson of Riverkeeper, Kevin Smith of the Woodstock Land Conservancy and Mary McNamara of the Esopus Creek Conservancy.”  – The Daily Freeman

READ KingstonCitizens.org Blog Posts on the Water Powers Referendum of 2015