COVID-19 | July 9, 2020
Yesterday, City Council approved the Corporate and the Financial Recovery Framework Pillar Plans, two of the four pillars outlined in the City’s overall COVID-19 Recovery Framework. On May 13, Council received the COVID-19 Recovery Framework, which provides a plan for what recovery operations will look like in the City of Mississauga. The framework outlines work in four key areas: Community, Economic, Financial and Corporate. The Recovery Framework supports our community and provides financial stability as the City moves from crisis to recovery. Each Pillar Recovery Plan will come to Council for review and approval before the end of July.
“Mississauga’s COVID-19 recovery plan is thoughtful, thorough, inclusive, and identifies the short and long-term actions we need to take to help our City rebound from this crisis while preventing a second wave. Residents and businesses have all felt the impacts of the pandemic over the last five months, and it’s time for us to move forward,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Recovery won’t happen overnight, and I ask that residents and businesses be patient as we work to adjust to our new normal. Our strengths as a world-class city when it comes to recovery and financial planning, innovation in technology and our willingness to adapt will be vital in our efforts to successfully recover from this crisis. Mississauga is strong, ready and prepared to overcome any challenges before us.”
The City worked closely with Peel Public Health to develop the framework to support reopening and recovery. The City will adhere to all public health directions provided by higher levels of government in an effort to protect the health and safety of the public and employees. City staff are already engaged in recovery planning to ensure the City is prepared to restore services and respond to community needs.
“The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work, interact and engage with residents and businesses. Through the Pillar Recovery Plans, our goal is to return the city and community to normal or near-normal operations,” said Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “Recovery actions are likely to last months or even years but we continue to adapt, improve and innovate, so we can support our local residents and businesses on our path to recovery.”
The City’s recovery plan address four pillars:
This pillar, led by Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, considers the impacts of COVID-19 on the reopening of City facilities. Highlights include:
This pillar, led by Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, considers the financial impact of COVID-19 on the City. Highlights include:
This pillar, led by Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner, Planning and Building, considers the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the business community. Highlights include:
4) Community Recovery Framework Pillar (coming to Council on July 22)
This pillar, led by Shari Lichterman, Commissioner, Community Services, focuses on the services, tactics and programs that are public-facing, and impact Mississauga’s residents directly. Highlights include:
To stay informed on COVID-19 impacts on City services, please visit Mississauga.ca/recovery.
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