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Now Available Online – Mississauga’s Proposed 2019 Business Plan and Budget

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.

Highlights
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

 City Seeks Public Opinion on Recreational Cannabis in Mississauga

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
What: 
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.
Mississauga ON
Ease traffic congestion and reduce greenhouse gases by:
Who:
Residents
Consultants
Local business owners and operators
City staff
Can’t Make the Public Information Session? 
Visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/cannabis before November 30, 2019 to take the survey and share your feedback online regarding recreational cannabis use in Mississauga.
Learn more about recreational cannabis, visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/cannabis.
BACKGROUND:
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.

City of Mississauga Seeks Public Input on Proposed 2019 Budget

Share Your Thoughts on the City Budget

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 overview of 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 online on 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

2018 Municipal Election Advance Polls Open this Friday

Eligible voters in Mississauga who can’t vote on Election Day, Monday, October 22, or simply want to vote early, can do so during the 2018 Municipal Election Advance Polls which are open this Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mississauga Civic Centre.

Advance Polls will also be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 at 22 voting locations across the city.

Eligible voters can vote at any voting location during the Advance Polls.

Voters should bring their Voter Notification Letter to make voting even quicker. To complete a ballot, eligible voters must bring acceptable identification that lists their name and address.

For more information about the 2018 Municipal Election, please visit MississaugaVotes.ca.

Important Information for Voters in the Upcoming Municipal Election

With the 2018 Municipal Election only one month away, the City of Mississauga would like to remind residents of some important information as they prepare to vote on Monday, October 22.

Vote Anywhere

New to the 2018 Municipal Election – eligible voters can vote at any voting locationin their ward on Election Day and at any voting location across the city during the Advance Polls.

Advance Polls

Eligible voters can vote earlyduring the Advance Polls:

Friday, October 5                   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.          Mississauga Civic Centre

Saturday, October 6               10 a.m. – 4 p.m.          Mississauga Civic Centre

Saturday, October 13             10 a.m. – 4 p.m.          22 locations across the city

Sunday, October 14               10 a.m. – 4 p.m.          22 locations across the city

Voting by Proxy

Voters who cannot vote on Election Day or during the Advance Polls can still vote.

Voting by Proxy allows a voter to have another eligible voter cast their vote on their behalf. They simply need to fill out the Appointment of Voting Proxy Formand have the appointed voter submit it in person to the Office of the City Clerk (2nd Floor, Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive), during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Updating Your Information or Adding Yourself to the Voters’ List

Eligible voters who are not on the voters’ list, or eligible voters who need to update their voters’ list information, can do so by completing a Voters’ List Revision Form.

The form must be completed and submitted in person with acceptable identificationto the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours.

Eligible voters can also update their information by bringing identification to any voting location in the City of Mississauga during the Advance Polls or any voting location in their ward on Election Day.

Voter Notification Letter

All eligible voters who are on the voters’ list will receive a Voter Notification Letter in the mail in the coming days. This letter will arrive in a Mississauga-branded, standard-sized envelope.

The Voter Notification Letter lists the various voting locations that eligible voters can vote at during the Advance Polls and on Election Day. Voters should bring this letter along with I.D. when they vote.