• 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.

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

    Council Chamber, City Hall – second floor
    300 City Centre Dr.
    Mississauga, ON
    L5B 3C1

    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.
  • Camp Ignite: MFES Introduces Teenaged Girls to a Potential Career in Fire Service

    Give them one week and Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) will show 20 teenaged girls, ages 15 to 19, what a career in fire service could look like through the new program Camp Ignite.

    “Diversity in our fire service is an extremely important issue for us. It’s essential that residents are able to see themselves in the crews that are proudly serving their City,” said Tim Beckett, Fire Chief, MFES. “We are encouraged that women are applying to the fire service but it’s not happening in the numbers that it would take to make a significant difference and we want to change that.”


    The camp is being led by the City’s first female firefighter, Shelli Varela. Varela joined MFES in 1994 and was later promoted to the position of captain in 2008.


    “Girls often don’t have that same natural connection to firefighting that young boys frequently embrace,” said Varela. “Because the connection isn’t there, girls generally don’t investigate a career in firefighting. With Camp Ignite, we want to show young women that firefighting isn’t just possible but could be the ideal path for them.”


    During the week, girls will learn a diverse set of skills including:

    • basic firefighting;
    • basics of pump/ladder operations;
    • aerial ladder climb;
    • auto extrication;
    • basics of technical rescue; and
    • forcible entry.



    Camp Ignite – Details


    Teenaged girls ages 15 to 19 working with members of MFES



    Garry W. Morden Centre

    7535 Ninth Line

    Mississauga, ON

    L5N 7C3




    August 8 to 12, 2016



    Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



    The cost of Camp Ignite is $150. Participants will require steel toe boots to take part in fire ground activities.


    How to Apply:

    The application form can be found here. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

  • Summer in the Village – Clarkson BIA Event

    On June 25th, noon to 3 pm, support our local businesses by visiting ‘Summer in the Village’ in sponsored by the Clarkson BIA. There will be lots of fun activities for all ages including a sidewalk sale, classic car show, kids crafts and activities, local musicians and entertainment, local restaurant food & refreshments.

    Summer in the City BIA

  • June Ward 2 E-Newsletter

    Click on this link to read my June E-Newsletter, full of summertime activity ideas for all ages. If you wish to receive this monthly newsletter directly to your inbox, please complete the E-Newletter sign up form on my homepage.

  • Residents Can Now Sign up for eBill

    I am pleased to advise that residents can now sign up to view their Interim and Final property tax bills online through eBill beginning with the 2017 Interim billing.


    How does eBill work?


    By registering for eBill, residents will receive confirmation of their subscription via email.  They will then be advised by email when their Interim or Final property tax bills are ready for viewing on the Tax Self-Service website. They will no longer receive a paper copy.


    The City is committed to continuous improvement and to providing quality customer service and value for money. eBill enables us to offer an enhanced service that is convenient, secure and paperless.


    More information about eBill is available at mississauga.ca/ebill.

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