• Council Passes Resolution to Support School Bus Safety Bill

    Recently at General Committee, Mississauga City Council passed a motion in support of Bill 94, Highway Traffic Amendment Act (School Bus Camera Systems), 2017  after receiving a deputation from Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR). STOPR plans and implements home-to-school transportation for approximately 65,000 students travelling to 400 school sites. On April 12th,  Council passed the resolution.

     

    The resolution states that the City of Mississauga will work with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of the Attorney General to assist on developing policy and regulations in support of Bill 94.

     
    Bill 94 will make it easier to get convictions for drivers who don’t stop when lights are flashing and the stop arm is down on a school bus. The Bill updates the Highway Traffic Act to provide clear rules on using photographic or video evidence obtained through school bus camera systems in order to penalize offenders.

    “The City of Mississauga is proud to be a leader in supporting technology that helps keep our citizens and streets safe,” said Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca. “This bill will assist school bus drivers if they need to report a dangerous and aggressive driver while on their route.”

     

    The resolution, brought forward by Councillor Fonseca, supports the City’s commitment to road traffic and pedestrian safety.

     
    Councillor Fonseca is a member of the Traffic Safety Council, an advisory committee of Council that makes recommendations designed to protect students from the dangers of vehicular traffic.

  • Mississauga Corporate Report – Short Term Rentals

    On Monday, January 16th, a Corporate Report was presented at Planning & Development Committee on the matter of Short Term Rentals (AirBnB). If this is a matter that is of interest to you, please click on the below link to read the report. I would be happy to hear your comments and suggestions at karen.ras@mississauga.ca or 905-896-5200.

    https://www7.mississauga.ca/documents/committees/pdc/2017/01_16_2017_-_PDC_Agenda.pdf   (Item 4.3)

  • Winter Councillor’s Update

    My winter paper newsletter will be delivered to every home in the Ward this week. I hope you enjoy reading the newsletter. Please let me know if there is anything that you would like to read more about and I will include in a future newsletter. Ward 2 Winter 2016 Newsletter

    winter-2016-newsletter

  • Armagh Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter

    Please see the below newsletter, highlighting all the wonderful things going on at Armagh.

    With the season of giving around the corner, please consider making a gift towards their 2016 Holiday Sponsorship Program that benefits Armagh’s families. They welcome cash donations as well as local grocery store vouchers, gift cards and presents for all age groups. For more information or to be paired with a family, please call 905-855-0299 and ask for Tara.

    Armagh Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter

     

  • Have Your Say on Spending the City Budget

    Mississauga’s online budget allocator for the 2017 Budget is now available at mississauga.ca/budget.

     

    The online budget allocator lets residents choose their preferred spending option on selected City services.

     

    From roads and recreation programs to fire and emergency services, City services impact people’s lives every day. Decisions about City services drive the budget. Residents can use the allocator to test different spending options and then choose one for each service area.

     

    Results received from the allocator by November 4 will be shared with Budget Committee on November 28. The results will help inform the committee’s review of the 2017 proposed Business Plan and Budget.

     

    “The budget allocator is a great way for residents to learn more about City services and their cost, and tell us about their priorities,” says Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and Treasurer. “It is an opportunity to share their priorities in a way that gets people involved in their City’s business planning and budgeting process.”

     

    The service areas for the budget allocator for the 2017 Budget have been expanded from 10 to 12.

     

    Budget Allocator Background

    • The City of Mississauga introduced an online budget allocator tool in 2014 to
      • raise awareness of the budget process;
      • get residents thinking about the potential impacts of spending choices; and
      • provide a way for residents to voice their opinions about the City’s plans and budget.
    • The original allocator tool featured eight service areas, with three spending options for each service area. The updated version features 12 service areas, each with five spending options.
    • About 2,000 people used the online budget allocator to express their preferences during 2016 budget preparation: results were shared with the Budget Committee on November 23, 2015.

     

    Learn About the Budget

    • Details about the City budget and the budgeting process are available online at mississauga.ca/budget.
    • An overview of the 2017 Proposed Business Plan & Budget was presented to Budget Committee June 15, 2016
    • The full 2017 Proposed Business Plan & Budget will be posted online November 14. Budget Committee deliberations are scheduled for November 28 to December 12, with a Council vote planned for December 14, 2016.

     

    Get Involved in Planning and Budgeting

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