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We Need Your Input: How Best to Fund the City’s Stormwater Services

Jun 19, 2012

The public is invited to participate in an information session on Wednesday, June 27 to learn about the City's stormwater program and discuss the best way to balance the cost of delivering this program.

"The City of Mississauga is looking for a long-term funding solution that protects residents, property and the environment through the quality and quantity of water entering our streams and rivers," said Martin Powell, commissioner, Transportation and Works Department. "We encourage involvement from our citizens to ensure that a fair, equitable and sustainable source of funding is in place for the City to deliver stormwater services into the future."

Stormwater Financing Public Information Meeting:

When:      Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Time:        6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Information viewing
                7:30 - 8 p.m. - Presentation
                8 - 9 p.m. - Question and answer

Where:      Living Arts Centre
                 4141 Living Arts Drive
                 Bank of Montreal (BMO) Room

Earlier this spring, the City began reviewing how best to fund its stormwater infrastructure management program which includes: roadway drainage systems, stormwater management ponds and waterways such as rivers, creeks and ditches.

Public Engagement Opportunities

June 27 marks the first opportunity for the public to participate in the public engagement process. It will be followed by a second public meeting in early fall.

Another integral part of the public engagement process is the formation of a Stormwater Financing Stakeholder Group representing stakeholders including ratepayer groups, business and development communities, tax-exempt properties and others such as conservation authorities. They are participating in a series of meetings and will have input into the final recommendations made to council in the fall of 2012.

Additional information on the Stormwater Financing Study is available by visiting: www.mississauga.ca/stormwaterstudy

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 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 and maintaining infrastructure.


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Media Contact:
Kimberly Hicks
Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5232
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   kimberly.hicks@mississauga.ca


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