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Bill 139 Public Education Session for Mississauga Residents and Ratepayer Groups

On Tuesday, September 25, the City will host a public education session for residents and ratepayer groups about changes to the local planning and development appeal process.

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The changes come as the result of Bill 139 and include the implementation of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) which replaces the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). It also created the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre (LPASC) with a mandate to support members of the public work in the new LPAT system.

What:      
Public education session on Bill 139

Presenters:  
Representatives from the City of Mississauga’s City Clerk’s and Legal Departments
Anna Pace, Chair and Mary Lee, Executive Director of the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre

Who Should Attend:   
Mississauga residents
Members of Mississauga ratepayer and homeowner associations

When:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7 – 9 p.m.

Where:  
Mississauga Council Chambers
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
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Anyone wishing to attend the event is asked to register online – https://bit.ly/2NSESwH. This event will also be lived streamed on the City of Mississauga website for those who are unable to attend.

Background

The Government of Ontario introduced Bill 139 – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act in May 2017. The new act creates the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre to replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Together, these agencies give municipalities a stronger voice in land use planning.

Media contact:
Audrey Holt, APR
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 3389
Audrey.Holt@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151