Now Available Online – Mississauga’s Proposed 2019 Business Plan and Budget

The City of Mississauga’s 2019 proposed Business Plan and Budget is now available online at mississauga.ca/budget. It describes the City’s proposed program and service enhancements and how they will be funded for 2019.

Highlights
The total proposed 2019 operating budget is $874.2 million. This amount is offset by revenue from various sources (e.g., transit fares, recreation fees and development charges) totalling $362.5 million. The property tax funds the budget amount not covered by these revenues.

The proposed overall impact is a 2.75 per cent increase on the 2019 residential property tax bill. Of this, 1.69 per cent is for the City’s services and, based on the target set by Regional Council, 1.07 per cent for Region of Peel services.

The proposed 2019 net operating budget is $511.6 million, compared with $485.2 million in 2018. This represents an increase of approximately $26.4 million over 2018. Continue reading Now Available Online – Mississauga’s Proposed 2019 Business Plan and Budget

 City Seeks Public Opinion on Recreational Cannabis in Mississauga

The use of recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. Ontario has elected to allow for recreational cannabis to be sold on-line or in privately operated retail stores. The location and operation of these private stores will be under the control of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), which is also responsible for regulating gaming and alcohol sales in the province. The City of Mississauga is considering whether Mississauga should opt in or out of private retail sales of cannabis. The City is also looking at locations where smoking or other use of recreational cannabis could be prohibited on City property; however the City cannot completely prohibit the smoking or vaping of cannabis.
The City wants to directly hear from residents on these matters. Responses can be provided either online through a surveyor by attending a Public Information Session. The City has also conducted an independent telephone survey, using Forum Research, to gain direct input from residents across the City.
After all the consultation has concluded, the City will review the public’s input along with other relevant data, inputs and trends before presenting formal feedback to the Province.
Public Information Session Details
What: 
Public consultation regarding the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Mississauga
When and Where:
Monday, November 26, 2018 6 to 7 p.m.
City Hall – Council Chamber, Second Floor
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga ON
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Who:
Residents
Consultants
Local business owners and operators
City staff
Can’t Make the Public Information Session? 
Visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/cannabisbefore November 30, 2019 to take the survey and share your feedback online regarding recreational cannabis use in Mississauga.
Learn more about recreational cannabis, visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/cannabis.
BACKGROUND:
The production, sale and use of recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018.
Recreational cannabis use is now legal in Mississauga under the federal government’s Cannabis Act, 2017. The Province will regulate sales through the AGCO.  Mississauga City Council has until January 22, 2019 to make the decision to opt-out or permit retail stores. The province will continue to consult with municipalities including Mississauga, Peel Public Health and Peel Regional Police on the implementation of the private retail model.

City of Mississauga Seeks Public Input on Proposed 2019 Budget

Share Your Thoughts on the City Budget

As the costs to deliver quality City services continue to increase, what’s the right balance between service levels and spending? Tell us your thoughts on the City of Mississauga’s proposed 2019 Budget.

There are several ways to get involved. Try the budget allocator, explore the City’s budget website, request a group meeting or attend a Budget Committee meeting.

Mississauga’s online budget allocator for the 2019 Budget is now available at mississauga.ca/budget. This interactive tool lets residents choose their preferred spending option on 12 City services. Residents can also explore and learn more about the services included in the City’s budget and the overall process.
From roads and transit to fire and emergency services, library, animal services and recreation programs, City services affect people’s lives each day. Decisions about spending on City services and service levels drive the budget. Residents can use the allocator to test different spending options by increasing or decreasing the budget for each service area and then see if they have balanced the budget.
Results from the allocator received by November 30 will be shared with Budget Committee on January 14, 2019. The results will help inform the committee’s review of the 2019 proposed Business Plan and Budget.
“The budget allocator helps residents understand the cost and level of City services and how property tax dollars are spent,” said Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and Treasurer. “It is an opportunity for people to get involved in Mississauga’s business planning and budgeting process and to share their priorities.”
Learn About the Budget
  • Learn about what you get for your tax dollars at mississauga.ca/budget 
  • Read an overviewof the 2019 preliminary Business Plan & Budget that was presented to Budget Committee on June 13, 2018
  • Watch for the full 2019 proposed Business Plan & Budget that will be posted onlineon November 28
  • Budget Committee deliberations are scheduled for December 5, January 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28, with a Council vote to approve the budget planned for February 6, 2019*
* Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change.
Get Involved in Planning and Budgeting

Streetsville Santa Claus Parade

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This Christmas season will be the best and most exciting yet as Santa Claus is coming to town!

The Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will be returning to the heart of downtown Streetsville this year, so don’t forget to mark your calendars now! The details of the 2018 Streetsville Santa Claus Parade are as follows:

2018 Streetsville Santa Claus Parade
Sunday, November 25, 2018 –1pm
Queen St. S. & Ontario St.

The 2018 parade will begin at Queen St. S. and Ontario St., at 1pm and proceed south on Queen St. S., ending at Church St. Staging will occur on Church St. (Visit www.streetsvillesantaclausparade.com for map and additional information).

This year’s parade will feature many fabulous marching bands including: Streetsville Pipes & Drums, Top Hat Marching Orchestra, Rameses Shrine Drum Corps, Tian Guo Marching Band, 800 Black Forest Squadron band, ICON Percussion, 105 Streetsville Army Cadets band, and the 820 Chris Hadfield Squadron band. In addition, the parade will feature the Raptors 905 mascot and dancers, Mr. Peanut, Silver Elvis, the Bread & Honey mascot and float, Niagara Shrine Club’s Maid of the Mist float and Misty tugboat float, Peel Shrine Club go karts, fabulous local school / community group entries and floats, Frosty the Snowman, and Mrs. Claus in her own float, all leading up to the Grand Finale – Santa Claus himself!

If you feel like getting into the Christmas spirit before the Parade begins, bring your friends and family over to Streetsville Village Square, at Queen Street South and Main Street, and listen to some great Christmas tunes, spun by Stoo-ie from 11am until 1pm. If you want to grab a snack before the Parade begins, the Beaver Tails and Prince Edwards Fries food trucks will be serving up delicious food at the Streetsville Village Square until 1pm. Also, don’t miss the Streetsville Lions Club serving up delicious BBQ on Pearl St.

The following road closures will be in effect on Sunday, November, 25th as follows:

Queen St S, from Britannia Rd W to Erin Centre Blvd, closed 12pm-3pm
Church St, from Ontario St to Main St, closed 10:30am-3pm
Ontario St, east of Queen St S, closed 10:30am-3pm
Kerr St, from Queen St S to Church St, closed 10:30am-3pm
Water St, from Queen St S to Church St, closed 10:30am-3pm
Main St, from Queen St S to Church St, closed until 3pm
Bristol Rd W at Durie Rd, closed 12pm-3pm
All parking lots and parking spots along Church St, between Ontario St to Maiden Lane
We would appreciate it if all cars could be removed from Church St, Kerr St, and Water St as of midnight Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Public parking for the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will be available at the following locations:

Centre Plaza parking lot 128 Queen St S
Streetsville GO Station parking lot 45 Thomas St

Accessible parking for the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will be available at the following location:

Centre Plaza parking lot 128 Queen St S

During the closure of Queen Street South, all of these parking lots may be accessed from Thomas St.

As in previous years, the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will take place during the same weekend as the Streetsville BIA’s fabulous Christmas in the Village Weekend, which will be held on Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th. Be sure to mark your calendars and stop by this amazing celebration, which has a fabulous Christmas Market and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. For more information about the Christmas in the Village Weekend, please visit the Streetsville BIA’s website at www.villageofstreetsville.com.

For more information about the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade, please visit the Parade website and social media sites:

www.streetsvillesantaclausparade.com
Facebook: @StreetsvilleSantaClausParade
Twitter: @claus_parade
Instagram: @StreetsvilleSantaClausParade, #streetsvillesantaclausparade

For any questions regarding the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade please contact:

Email: streetsvillesantaclausparade@gmail.com

Website: www.streetsvillesantaclausparade.com