• Mayor’s Citywide Food Drive Challenge

    Mayor Crombie is pleased to once again launch the 2016 Mayor’s Citywide Food Drive Challenge as a part of The Mississauga Food Bank’s Annual Thanksgiving Campaign in partnership with the City’s Fire and Emergency Services team. Starting on Monday, September 19, goals are to raise 200,000 lbs of food and $100,000 by October 14. Last year  148,900 lbs of food were donated and $82,917 so we have our work cut out for us this Thanksgiving season!

     

    For the 15% of Mississauga residents who live in poverty, providing adequate nutritious food for their families is a daily struggle. The Mississauga Food Bank exists to ease this struggle for hungry neighbours while they work out the issues in their lives that caused the need for a food bank. Their vision is a Mississauga where no one goes hungry.

     

    Ways for you to participate in this campaign:

     

    • Participate in the challenge by inviting constituents to raise food and funds for The Mississauga Food Bank. You can do this by promoting the campaign through your communication channels – social media, newsletters, website, etc. A campaign toolkit for this purpose is attached for your review and consideration;
    • Join the #OneBagChallenge:
      • Fill a bag with nutritious non-perishable food
      • Take a photo or video as you deliver your donation to your local grocery store, fire station or The Mississauga Food Bank
      • Post your photo or video on social media and challenge five people to do the same within 48 hours. Make sure to use the hashtag #OneBagChallenge!

     

    • Join Mayor Crombie at the Family Thanksgiving Celebration on Saturday, October 8 at Fire and Emergency Services HQ on Fairview Rd, taking place from 11 AM to 4 PM. Families can bring their donations and enjoy free fun activities provided by campaign sponsors.
  • 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.”

     

    Applicants will be required to provide the City with a sketch of the proposed garden in accordance with the requirements of the Encroachment By-law. Staff will then evaluate the encroachment to ensure that the garden does not:


    • conflict or interfere with Transportation & Works operations and/or guidelines for sightlines;
    • create a safety hazard for vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists or anyone performing maintenance activities on City owned lands;
    • contain sharp or dangerous objects; and
    • include plants or materials that may: impede drainage; contain vegetables or grains; or prevent or obstruct snow clearing or removal operations.

     

    The permit reads that the applicant is responsible for:
    • all maintenance and repairs to the garden encroachment;
    • the restoration of City lands to the then current City standards, including all applicable costs and expenses; and
    • any injury or damages sustained or suffered by any person as a result of the existence of the garden encroachment.

     

    The permit process will be on the June 22, 2016 Council agenda for approval. For more information, read: Boulevard Gardens and By-law Amendment

  • Save the Date: 17th Annual Lakeshore Art Trail

    Lakeshore Art Trail

  • Winston Churchill Boulevard Resurfacing

    On June 20, 2016, resurfacing work is scheduled to begin on Winston Churchill Boulevard, from Royal Windsor Drive to Dundas Street West. The anticipated completion date for this work is the end of October, weather permitting.

     

    2016-308T Public Project Notice 16-4665

     

    Should you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Serguei Kabanov, Project Manager at 905-791-7800 extension 8754.

    Winston Churchill Resurfacing

  • 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.

    Public Engagement
    Budget Committee meetings will have dedicated time for residents, businesses, special interest groups and taxpayers to provide input into the budget process. Attend the budget meetings in person or watch them via the City’s live streamMeetings are also archived for viewing at any time.

    First Budget Committee Meeting
    On June 15, Finance staff will present an overview of the City’s current and projected finances and outline the timelines for upcoming Budget Committee meetings and public engagement activities. Staff will also present the City’s comprehensive long-range financial plan. This plan will provide a summary of the key challenges, a financial condition assessment for the City and a snapshot of the City’s anticipated financial position over the next ten years.

    When:  
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. (following General Committee)

    Where:   
    Council Chamber, City Hall – second floor
    300 City Centre Dr.
    Mississauga, ON
    L5B 3C1
    (Map)

    Get involved in the budget process:
    •  Email questions and comments to budget@mississauga.ca
    •  Follow the City on Twitter and Facebook
    •  Submit comments directly to Budget Committee through public question period
    •  Follow discussions via Mayor/Councillor news updates

    Budget Committee Presentations/Schedule
    During the scheduled 2017 Budget Committee meetings, City staff will present their current service levels, cost pressures, efficiencies and new initiatives. Once the Committee approves the proposed Budget, it will go to Council for approval.

    Budget Committee meetings will include:

    • 2017-2020 Business Plan and 2017 Budget Overview
      •  Service Area Presentations
      •  Deputations from members of the public or organizations
    Budget Committee Meetings Date and Times
    *Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change.*
    Visit the Council and Committee Calendar Listings for up-to-date information
    Fees and Charges
    *Public question period
    Wednesday, October 5 at 1 p.m.
    Budget Overview Presentation
    *Public question period
    Monday, November 28 at 9 a.m.
    Service Area Presentations
    *Public question period
    Tuesday, November 29 at 9 a.m.
    Wednesday, November 30 at 9 a.m.
    Tuesday, December 6 at 9 a.m.Wednesday, December 7 at 1 p.m.

    Monday, December 12 at 9 a.m.

    Budget Approval
    *Public question period
    Wednesday, December 14 at 9 a.m.
    *Public question period will be limited to 15 minutes. For deputations, please contact the Clerk’s office.
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