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City of Mississauga's Draft Code of Conduct Adopted in Principle - Public Review Period Extended

Sep 08, 2010

At today's meeting of General Committee, the draft Code of Conduct for the Mayor and Members of Council and appointment of an Integrity Commissioner was adopted in principle with further requirements related to implementation and an extension for public input.

"The public will have until September 22 to make further comments on the draft code and appointment of an Integrity Commissioner. The Council appointed committee will review all comments received and a further report will be presented for the September 29 meeting of Council to be ratified," said City Solicitor Mary Ellen Bench.

Bench explained the report and Code, authorized by the Municipal Act, 2001 outline various elements found in council codes of conduct from other Ontario cities.

The draft was circulated for public comment to ratepayer groups, BIAs and was posted on the City's website from July 9 to August 18, 2010. The draft Code was developed by a committee of Council with Ward 5 Councillor Eve Adams, Ward 8 Councillor Katie Mahoney and Ward 11 George Carlson and staff support from the City Manager and CAO, City Solicitor and City Clerk.

Draft Code and Contact Information:

The Draft Code of Conduct is posted on the City's website at www.mississauga.ca.

The deadline for public input is September 22, 2010. Comments and questions on the code are to be sent to the Office of the City Clerk by:

Telephone:
3-1-1 (or 905-615-4311 if calling outside City limits)
TTY:
905-896-5151 (teletypewriter for people who are deaf)
Fax:
905-615-4081
Email:
city.clerk@mississauga.ca
Mail:
City of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON
L5B 3C1

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."

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Related Links:
   City of Mississauga Draft Code of Conduct


Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   catherine.monast@mississauga.ca


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