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City of Mississauga's Strategic Plan Delivers Results

Jun 13, 2011

The City of Mississauga shared its annual achievements with residents and stakeholders in two reports presented to City Council on Wednesday.

"We have made excellent progress in the two years since the approval of the Strategic Plan," said Janice Baker, City Manager and CAO. "Mississauga continues to develop into a dynamic, innovative and globally recognized city and we are making our vision a reality one step at a time."

The 2010 Progress Report on the Strategic Plan and the 2010 Highlights Report on the City of Mississauga's corporate achievements identify the initiatives underway that move the City closer to achieving its Strategic Vision for Mississauga and their current status. "These reports demonstrate our commitment to timely, decisive and financially responsible leadership," added Ms. Baker.

"The Progress Report represents both concrete actions that are underway and the comprehensive plans that will guide continued work and decision making necessary for creating strategic change," said Bruce Carr, Director of Strategic Community Initiatives. "It's notable that our progress is built on partnerships. The Strategic Plan makes it clear that initiatives can't be triggered by, or succeed with, the City acting alone."

In addition to the 2010 Progress Report, Council also received the 2010 Highlights Report which outlines key achievements in the strategic priority areas of Employer of Choice, Accountability, Leadership and Awards Received. Some of the City's highlights include:

Council approved a new Official Plan, 10-year Economic Development Strategy and Public Art Framework which will drive our future urban, economic and cultural development;

launched "Inspiration Lakeview" - an initiative to engage the public in a visionary waterfront development concept;

completed Phase I of the Transportation Master Plan and adopted the Hurontario/Main Street Master Plan;

started construction on the Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit Project (BRT);

planted more than 23,000 native trees and shrubs on City lands and added biofuel to all sites in the City's works depots;

through the City's Youth Plan, encouraged 21,634 youth to attend 263 new youth drop-in programs and attracted 127 new partnerships with youth-serving agencies;

awarded for its transparent and accountable financial reporting;

identified $648,800 in savings through grants and efficiency reviews; and

recognized as one of Canada’s top employers for young people and one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010.

The full details of accomplishments in the Progress Report and the Highlights Report are available on the City of Mississauga website. An executive summary of the Progress Report is also available on the website and in print. These reports demonstrate the City's commitment to being extensive, inclusive and transparent as established with the community through the Our Future Mississauga process.

The City's Financial Report, the third and final part of the City's series of annual reporting documents for residents and stakeholders, will be posted to the website later this summer.

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 "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

Media Contact:
Dolores Bartl-Hofmann
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