New User-friendly Boulevard Garden Encroachment Permit

The City of Mississauga’s Encroachment By-law is getting updated with a new, user-friendly process for residents interested in installing and maintaining boulevard gardens on public lands.

“It is wonderful to see a user-friendly process available to residents who are passionate about their gardens,” said Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey.  “Our city has so many talented gardeners with great visons that are making our city beautiful.”

Council directed that Works Operations and Maintenance staff review the Encroachment By-law to streamline the installation of boulevard garden encroachments.

“City staff has developed a simpler process for residents wanting to install and maintain boulevard gardens,” said Bob Levesque Acting Director Works Operations and Maintenance. “The current Encroachment By-law prohibits encroachments onto public lands except where a minor encroachment agreement exists. These conditions are not suitable to boulevard gardens. The new process will allow residents to enter into a written agreement for boulevard gardens separate from a formal Encroachment Agreement or Minor Encroachment Agreement. Residents are encouraged to apply for a permit in advance of planting. Staff recommends an administration fee of $50 plus applicable tax for the Boulevard Garden Encroachment Permit.” Continue reading New User-friendly Boulevard Garden Encroachment Permit

Mississauga Demands Fairness, Not More Politicians at Peel Region: Mayor Crombie

The following is a statement by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, following a vote by Peel Regional Council to increase the size of Peel Council by adding an additional 8 regional councillors, to bring the total to 32 regional councillors:

“Mississauga Council is not in support of adding more politicians to Peel Regional Council and especially not an additional 8 members. This proposal to increase Regional Council to 32 is unnecessary and will result in excessive costs that taxpayers’ will have to pay for.

“Mississauga has made the conscious decision to have 12 wards and each councillor provides strong representation to on average 64,000 residents. This is a smart, responsible and balanced ratio.

“I do not believe there is a desire to add more politicians without a compelling business case.

“We all agree that Brampton has been underrepresented at Regional Council. Mississauga put forward a responsible plan to remedy this, based on the principle of representation by population.

“Without increasing the size of Regional Council, we proposed Mississauga remaining at 12 seats, increasing Brampton from 7 to 9 seats, and reducing Caledon’s representation from 5 to 3 seats. Continue reading Mississauga Demands Fairness, Not More Politicians at Peel Region: Mayor Crombie

Take Part in Mississauga’s 2017 Budget Process

The City of Mississauga’s Budget Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 15 to begin its review of the 2017 – 2020 Business Plan and the City Budget. The Budget is the document that outlines how City resources are spent to support programs/services and advance the Strategic Plan. Continue reading Take Part in Mississauga’s 2017 Budget Process