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.
“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.”
Mississauga’s online budget allocator for the 2017 Budget is now available at mississauga.ca/budget.
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. Continue reading Have Your Say on Spending the City Budget
Mississauga’s Planning and Development Committee yesterday received a staff report on the proposed Official Plan policies to support the implementation of the Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan.
The draft policies support the area’s development as an innovative, sustainable green community with a generous public realm made up of mostly mid-rise buildings. The area will be home to 20,000 people and 9,000 jobs over the next 30 years.
“The vision and planning for the Lakeview Waterfront is truly transformative,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The city-building work we are doing now will help create a remarkable new destination for anyone choosing to live, work, visit and enjoy an unrivalled quality of life in Mississauga.”
The proposed policies identify:
- the overall vision for the community
- an innovative, green model community achieved through best practices
- four distinct precincts, each with its own character
- new parks and open spaces
- new roads and transit corridors
- cultural facilities, an innovation corridor and institutional campus
Continue reading Proposed Policies First Step Toward Lakeview Waterfront Revitalization
The City of Mississauga now offers property owners the convenience of viewing their interim and final property tax bills online through eBill.
“We are pleased to provide eBill as a convenient, secure and paperless way to view property tax bills,” said Connie Mesih, Director, Revenue and Materiel Management. “eBill enables the City to serve customers better through technology while saving postage, paper and processing costs.”
Anyone registering for eBill will receive confirmation via email. When the interim and final property tax bills are issued, an email will advise that the tax bill is ready to be viewed on the City’s Tax Self-Service website, starting with the 2017 interim bill.
eBill recipients will no longer get a paper copy through regular mail.
A Tax Personal Information Number (PIN) is required in order to sign up for eBill. Anyone who does not have a Tax PIN can request one on the Tax Self-Service website.
For more information, visit mississauga.ca/ebill.
The City of Mississauga is making it easier and less costly to register second units as part of its commitment to increasing access to affordable housing. City Council today approved a new By-law that will improve the registration process for second units, also known as basement apartments, in-law suites and secondary units.
The City has repealed the current licensing process and will now require that houses containing a second unit be registered.
Registration is free of charge. Homeowners will no longer need to purchase or renew a license. Existing second unit licence holders will be automatically registered. Continue reading Mississauga Now Making it Easier to Register Second Units