A MORE LIVABLE KINGSTON
Like many communities, we are in the middle of a housing crisis, where too many Kingstonians are being priced out of a housing market where supply has not kept up with demand, and—after a decade of band-aid solutions—too many of Kingston’s most vulnerable still experience homelessness. We need to increase the supply of market and supportive housing in Kingston, and ensure that property taxes rates are kept under control, so that seniors are not forced out of their homes.
Our roads are rated some of the worst in Ontario, and potholes make it difficult for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. Traffic calming measures are needed in our area to make sure that it is safe for children to walk to school or play in the neighbourhood. Residential streets should be safe from speeding.
Despite passing motions to recognize the challenges of climate change in our community, little action has been taken to make Kingston a more sustainable city.
With such complex issues facing our city, we need councillors ready to bring fresh eyes to complex problems, process detailed information, and effectively communicate constituent concerns. This October, vote for a more livable Kingston. Vote Murphy!
Michael Murphy grew up in the Meadowbrook-Strathcona area, graduating from St. Paul's Elementary and Regiopolis-Notre Dame High School. He now lives in Strathcona Park with his wife, Sara. Michael is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Queen's University, with a PhD in political science from the University of Ottawa.
Michael has represented Kingston and Frontenac Islands as a school board trustee since 2018, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board. He has been an active member of the community through a number of organizations, including the Fort Henry Guard Club of Canada, the Food Sharing Project, and as a past coach and official in baseball and hockey leagues. He is part of the maintenance crew for a neighbourhood outdoor hockey rink in Strathcona Park.
The Meadowbrook-Strathcona ward stretches from Bath Road to John Counter Blvd and Princess St, and Sir John A Macdonald Blvd to Centennial Dr. Our 12,000 residents live in a number of distinct communities, including Meadowbrook, Grenville Park, Balsam Grove, Hillendale, Strathcona Park, and Waterloo Village. If you would like to verify your address, you can visit the City of Kingston website at https://apps.cityofkingston.ca/votinglocations/ or use the contact form below and we would be happy to assist you.