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VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING TO LAUNCH LAKESHORE EAST CORRIDOR STUDY

The City of Mississauga is hosting a virtual community meeting February 23 – 6:30 to 8 p.m. to launch the Lakeshore East Corridor Study. The planning study will review the built form, height and density policies that guide future development along the Lakeshore East Corridor in the Lakeview area.

Register here to participateRegistered participants will receive meeting instructions and additional background materials.

The goal of the study is to review the planning policy framework that will guide future development along the corridor. More information about the study can be found here.

The study covers the frontage properties along Lakeshore Road East between Seneca Avenue and Etobicoke Creek. The Lakeview Village Master Plan (former Ontario Power Generation site) is not part of this study as it is going through a separate planning application process.

For more information refer to the related city studies:

2021 Property Tax Deferral Program Available for Eligible Mississauga Property Owners


Today, General Committee discussed the 2021 Property Tax Deferral program as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The application-based program will allow eligible residential and business property owners to apply to defer their property tax payments in 2021. As of January 1, 2021, all regular property tax billings, collections, application fees and charges have resumed to the normal schedule, including late payment charges. If eligible resident or business property owners need more time to pay their property taxes, they can apply to the deferral program to have their payments deferred to December 15, 2021.

“As a municipal government, we are doing what we can to provide financial assistance to ease the burden on families and business owners who are facing financial challenges under the current circumstances. We are doing the best we can to support our property owners by deferring taxes for those who need it most.”

Mayor Bonnie Crombie

To be eligible for the 2021 Property Tax Deferral program, property owners will need to provide a COVID-related reason for their financial hardship such as extreme revenue loss, loss of employment, business closure, prolonged suspension of pay, insolvency and/or bankruptcy. Additionally, eligible property owners cannot have any tax arrears (property tax debt) prior to March 2020.

As in 2020, Council has agreed to move forward in offering tax deferrals for Mississauga residents and businesses who continue to experience financial difficulties.

“In 2020, we learned that most tax payers continued to pay on time, however some had difficulties. We are uncertain about how long the pandemic will continue to affect the community in 2021. As many face struggles like job loss, business closures and bankruptcy, this new deferral program provides eligible property owners with more flexibility and convenience,” said Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “With the December 15 deadline in place, eligible property owners can decide when and how to make their tax payments throughout the year.”

“For those who are eligible for the program, the total taxes billed for 2021 would need to be paid by the due date. Applicants will still be able to make periodic payments throughout the year against the balance of taxes owing depending on their own financial situation,” said Gary Kent, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner, Corporate Services. “It’s the responsibility of the property owner to ensure their 2021 property taxes are paid by December 15.”

If property owners owe taxes from 2020 or previous years, late payment fees will be charged until paid in full. Late payment charges on deferred 2021 taxes would not be applied until after December 15, 2021.

The 2021 Property Tax Deferral program will go to Council on January 20 for approval. Following Council approval, applications can be submitted online beginning in February until March 31, 2021

More information about the 2021 Property Tax Deferral program.

Many Ways to get Involved in the City’s 2021 Budget and Business Plan

Want to have your say on the 2021 Budget? The City will be rolling out a variety of engagement methods to collect input and feedback from residents and businesses on the 2021–2024 Budget and Business Plan. The City will seek input from September 14 to October 23, 2020.

“In a challenging year the City’s budget funds services that residents and businesses need every day,” says Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. “Our 2021 Budget needs to manage the deficit from the pandemic while providing services and programs. We are following our financial recovery principles that Council approved and trying to build a budget that reflects the needs of the community. While Council has already held multiple engagement sessions and received input throughout the COVID-19 recovery planning process, we continue to look for input to assist Council in their decision making. We are looking to involve as many as possible in the coming weeks through a variety of methods, with the public being fully engaged and kept up-to-date.”

For details view the staff reports from:

June 24, 2020 Budget Committee Meeting: Update on the Financial Impacts of COVID-19.

April 8, 2020 Council Meeting: Managing the Financial Impact of COVID-19

Become familiar with the City’s 2021 Budget and Business Plan
Look through the City’s 2021 Budget and Business Plan and understand why these documents play an important role in shaping our city. Learn more and get involved by:

  • Visiting mississauga.ca/budget and see what you get for your tax dollars
  • Reading an overview of the 2021 preliminary Budget and Business Plan, presented to the Budget Committee on June 24, 2020
  • Watching for the full 2021 proposed Budget and Business Plan (to be posted online in November)
  • Watching or attending Budget Committee meeting scheduled for October 7 and/or Budget Committee deliberations scheduled for November 23, 24, 30, December 1 and 2 (Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change – please visit the City’s Council and Committees Calendar for any updates that may occur) 

Get involved with budget engagement from September 14 to October 23
The City’s budget process is transparent and offers several ways for residents and businesses to get involved, provide feedback and engage over a six-week period by:

The City’s Budget Allocator

Mississauga’s interactive budget tool for the 2021 Budget will be available at mississauga.ca/budget starting September 14, 2020. Residents and businesses can explore and learn more about City services included in the budget while gaining insight into the overall budget process.

Residents can use the tool to test different spending options in service areas. Results from the allocator will be shared at Budget Committee on November 23. The results will help inform the committee’s review of the 2021 proposed Business Plan and Budget.

Help us understand what matters to you. Visit mississauga.ca/budget to stay informed, learn more and share your ideas on the 2021 Budget.

Budget Committee Meetings

The next Budget Committee meeting is on October 7, where staff will discuss Fees and Charges. Detailed discussions continue on November 23, 24, 30, December 1 and 2. Following committee discussions and public input, Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed budget on December 9.

Budget Committee meeting dates are subject to change.

Fees and Charges

  • Wednesday, October 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Service Area Presentations 

  • Monday, November 23 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 24 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, November 30 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 1 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Council 

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

City Council is expected to approve the final budget at the December 9 Council Meeting.

Public Meeting on Lakeview Waterfront Development Plans

A public meeting will be held at Planning and Development Committee on Monday, September 21, 2020 to consider Lakeview Waterfront Development Plans to create a mixed-use waterfront community.

The plans outline the development of employment, commercial, institutional, cultural, park uses and 8,050 residential units on the 177-acre site, formerly the Lakeview Power Generating Station lands, located in Mississauga’s Lakeview community.

What:
The purpose of the public meeting is for:

·        the applicant to present the proposal of a draft plan of subdivision, Official Planamendment and rezoning applications

·        the public to ask questions and share their views about the proposal

·        the Planning and Development Committee to receive a report that provides information on the project

Feedback and comments will be noted for consideration in the review of the development proposal.

Who: 

·        Planning and Development Committee

·        Lakeview Community Partners Ltd.

·        Residents, BIAs and ratepayers associations

When:
Monday, September 21, 2020

Time: 
6 p.m. 

Where:  
This meeting will be held in person and online. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public are encouraged to participate online. Advance registration is required to attend the meeting in person due to limited seating. The meeting will be streamed live for the public to view online. Further details on participation can be found in the Public Meeting Notice.

Background:

This public meeting is the latest step in the multi-year project which began with Inspiration Lakeview consultations in 2010. The development plans follow the framework outlined in the Lakeview Waterfront Master Plan which was endorsed by Council in November 2019 and have included extensive community consultation. A future public engagement session will be held in the fall regarding the parkland contained within the proposal.  Once the technical review is complete and issues have been resolved, a report will be brought forward to a future Planning and Development Committee outlining the recommendations for the development proposal.

The Lakeview Waterfront is one of Mississauga’s three key redevelopment projects transforming the waterfront along with Port Credit West Village and 1 Port Street.