There have been a lot of comments and polls on various blogs about candidates for Mayor. Certainly, this is fair commentary for a blog. I would like instead to focus for a while on the issues facing Kingston as opposed to the personalities.
So, I am opening this thread to one question. What are the most important issues in Kingston right now?
Please comment on the important issues facing Kingston. If possible, offer some solutions or suggestions. I will start.
One of the problems facing Kingston is the amount of city spending. I suggest the next Mayor order a complete audit of personnel, budgets, and equipment. Any positions that are duplicative or unnecessary should be downsized or eliminated. All spending that is not absolutely necessary must be suspended. Some could be reconsidered when the economy improves. For now, we have to realize that the economy is poor shape requiring drastic measures.
There are numerous other problems and just as many suggestions and solutions. Let's heara few.