Category Archives: City of Mississauga

Mississauga Library System Hosts Sock Drive for the Homeless

As the cold weather continues, the Mississauga Library System is organizing a sock drive for those in need. Put a Sock on it ‘Sauga, aims to provide the homeless in Mississauga with socks to ensure their feet stay warm and dry. This initiative is part of the Library’s Open Window Hub pilot project which helps homeless and vulnerable youth and adults in the city.

“Socks are the most requested item at shelters and the least donated,” said Rose Vespa, Director of Library Services. “Through our outreach program, we want to make sure our homeless population has the supplies they need to get through this cold winter. Put a Sock on it ‘Sauga is one unique way to assist the local homeless community.”

Donations for new socks, mittens, gloves and hats will be accepted at any Mississauga Library location until February 28, 2018.

The Library’s Homelessness Prevention Outreach Worker will be available to meet individuals across the city who are in need of donated items. Items can also be picked up from the Central Library.

For more information about the sock drive, call 905-615-3200, ext. 3541.

City Set to Prohibit Overnight On-Street Parking Year-Round

“There is a projected increase in administrative penalty revenue of approximately $375,000”
– Corporate Report

On December 6th at General Committee, staff from the City’s Transportation and Works Department shared recommendations through a corporate report, that daily overnight parking restrictions be introduced from 2 to 6 a.m. and that on-street parking increase from three hours to five hours under the City’s Traffic By-law (555-00).

City abandons plan to ban overnight parking
Mississauga News, November 18, 2009

“Parking needs are changing in Mississauga. As the city continues to grow and evolve, we want to give residents more flexible parking options such as accommodating increased parking on holy days, holidays and family celebrations,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works.

Currently on-street parking is not permitted for longer than three hours and between 2 and 6 a.m. from November 1 to March 31. This excludes holiday exemptions and other signed areas for parking beyond the three-hour limit between 8 a.m. to midnight. Extended parking for other days can be requested 24/7 using the City’s Temporary Parking Permit Online Service  or by calling 311.

The corporate report also included a recommendation to implement a Digital Chalking Pilot Project to monitor on-street parking limit times and payment. Wright added, “Digital chalking records a parked vehicle’s licence plate and wheel position to determine if it has exceeded the on-street parking time limit.”

During the 2019 business planning process, the City’s Enforcement section will ask for capital funding for the Digital Chalking Pilot Project.

Pending Council approval of the report on December 13, the five hour on-street parking maximum will take effect in January 2018 and the overnight restrictions will start in April 2018.

Learn more about the City’s Traffic By-law or parking in Mississauga.

Council Approves 2018 Business Plan and Budget

The total increase in Mississauga’s residential property tax will be 2.74 per cent; No Council support for Port Credit Marina redevelopment

Today, Mississauga City Council approved the 2018 Business Plan and Budget. The impact of the budget is a $141 increase on the City’s portion of the property tax on an average residential property valued at $604,000, or $23.27 per $100,000 of assessment.

We heard directly from residents and business owners about their city-building priorities including investing to expand public transit; combating gridlock by improving traffic management; offering a variety of recreational programs at our many community centres; and improving housing affordability.” – Mayor Crombie

“Mississauga’s 2018 Budget is a strong financial plan that invests in our city today and for the future, while continuing to provide families with the quality local services they rely on each day,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We heard directly from residents and business owners about their city-building priorities including investing to expand public transit; combating gridlock by improving traffic management; offering a variety of recreational programs at our many community centres; and improving housing affordability. Budget 2018 also ensures local government programs and services continue to be managed well and are delivered in a cost-effective way. Budget 2018 projects savings of over $3 million of taxpayers’ hard-earned money. This means a savings of nearly $52 million over the past decade. Its further proof Mississauga is working. I want to thank our team of professional staff, my Council colleagues and our community for coming together to shape our promising future with Budget 2018.”

In 2018, Mississauga residents will see 46,000 more transit service hours and additional transit security, along with road, traffic and other infrastructure improvements. This is in addition to the services residents expect, including fire and emergency services, winter road maintenance, libraries, recreation programs and parks and forestry.

“Our business planning and budgeting activity focuses on our ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility and continuous improvement,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “This, together with the expertise and dedication of our people, helps us build on our progress and advance our strategic priorities. We are investing our resources wisely on improvements to transit and infrastructure and ensuring excellent customer service for residents.”

Highlights of the 2018 Business Plan and Budget:

  • The total increase in Mississauga’s residential property tax will be 2.74 per cent. The increase includes 1.58 per cent for City services and 1.16 per cent for the Region of Peel.
  • The City advances on its Strategic Plan in 2018 by adding approximately $2.8 million worth of new services, including:
    • continuing the MiWay service growth and adding 46,000 service hours;
    • increasing support to culture groups and local artists;
    • redeveloping the recently-acquired Small Arms Inspection Building;
    • hosting the Ontario 55+ Summer Games;
    • providing public education about the City’s Active Transportation options to encourage the use of cycling and walking infrastructure; and
    • improving the Library’s collection to support the City’s population growth.

Stormwater

The 2018 Stormwater Program operating budget, excluding transfers to reserves, is $11.9 million. Highlights of the business plan include development of a comprehensive asset management plan, infrastructure improvements, flood relief improvement projects and community outreach activities.

The Stormwater Charge rate for 2018 is $104 per stormwater billing unit.

For more details on the City’s budget and the budgeting process, visit mississauga.ca/budget.