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City of Mississauga Budget Committee Recap – January 16 & 17, 2012

Jan 18, 2012

This week, the City of Mississauga’s Budget Committee received presentations from key service areas as they continued consideration of the City’s 2012 Operating and Capital Budgets.

Discussions and deliberations by the Committee focused on maintaining current services as well as some proposed new initiatives including:

• Increase in transit service hours to address congestion caused by traffic, construction and ridership growth
• Additional seasonal programming at Mississauga Celebration Square
• Increase in street tree planting program
• Implementation of an industrial on-street permit parking pilot

All service area budgets were reviewed and approved, subject to some requests for additional information that will be presented to Budget Committee on January 25, 2012, when the budget is expected to be finalized. The CityÂ’s draft Budget, combined with the Region of Peel Budget and education tax rate, would result in a 2.8 per cent increase in a Mississauga residentsÂ’ property tax bill. 

All Budget Committee meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend the final budget meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, immediately following General Committee. Anyone wishing to address Council on the budget should contact the Office of the City Clerk in advance.  For further information on the City of Mississauga’s 2012 Budget, including an audio podcast on the budget highlights, visit the City’s website at,

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.

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