City of Kingston to hold series of public forums about parking
KINGSTON, N.Y. Community members are urged to participate in at least one of three community forums scheduled later this month and in early September regarding parking in the City of Kingston. These forums are being organized as part of the ongoing work in the City to address parking issues through changes and improvements in policy and parking infrastructure.
The forums will be held at the following times and locations:
- Wednesday, August 30th at 6:00pm- LGBTQ Center, located at 300 Wall St.
- Thursday, August 31st at 6:00pm- City Hall, located at 420 Broadway
- Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00pm- Hudson River Maritime Museum, located at 50 Rondout Landing
Each community forum will begin with opening remarks from Mayor Steve Noble. Participants will then work in small groups to discuss issues, concerns, and ideas in depth.
A tentative agenda for each evening is as follows:
I. Welcome from Mayor Noble
a. Overview of parking in Kingston
II. Update on recent parking changes
a. New smartphone app
b. Pay stations in city lots
c. Parking permits for frequent users
III. Parking Management Discussion
a. Identify specific barriers to parking, including availability, affordability, distance, etc.
b. Strategize opportunities for improvement, both short-term and long-term
c. Discuss winter parking, including coordination of snow emergency parking
d. Discuss enforcement and its role in parking management
IV. Wrap up
Concerns and ideas expressed at these forums will be documented by staff and volunteers. The Mayor will meet with the City’s Parking Work Group in mid-September to discuss the outcomes of all three forums.