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.
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
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 survey
or 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
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.
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Can’t Make the Public Information Session?
before November 30, 2019 to take the survey and share your feedback online regarding recreational cannabis use in Mississauga.
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.
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
An official dedication ceremony honouring Johnny Bower, former Canadian professional hockey player and four-time Stanley Cup winner, will take place on Sunday, October 28 from 1pm at Meadowvale Four Rinks in Mississauga.
As the closest arena to the Bower family home, the dedication of the rink is in appreciation of Bower’s outstanding volunteer contributions to many Mississauga-based organizations, including the Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association. Rink 1 is the most prominent surface at the arena and was also the number Bower wore throughout his Maple Leafs playing career.
“It is an honour to recognize Johnny Bower at the arena where he was well known as a mentor to many young hockey players and where his grandchildren skated,” said Pat Saito, Councillor, Ward 9. “My only regret is Johnny is not here to receive this well-deserved recognition.”
“Johnny Bower encapsulated the spirit of belonging, a value that we embrace in the City of Mississauga,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “He was, of course, a phenomenal hockey player but more than that, his work as a philanthropist, coach and mentor are qualities that will help keep his spirit alive in Mississauga and beyond.”
Attending the Official Dedication Ceremony is free but guests are asked to consider bringing a non-perishable food item for Eden Food for Change.
Limited, complimentary parking is available at Meadowvale Four Rinks. Additional parking is available at St. Jude’s Academy located adjacent to the arena at 2150 Torquay Mews.
Please note that viewing capacity at the arena is limited. The ceremony will be livestreamed on the City of Mississauga Facebook page. Continue reading Meadowvale Rink to be Dedicated to Hockey Legend, Johnny Bower