Skip to content

News release

Mississauga 2021 Budget – Preliminary Forecast on June 24

2021-2024 Business Plan and Budget

Local government | June 15, 2020

The City of Mississauga’s first Budget Committee meeting for the upcoming year will be done virtually and will take place on Wednesday, June 24. The presentation is an early look at how the City plans to invest taxpayer dollars to deliver programs and services. Council will be updated on the 2020 financial position and possible revisions to 2020 spending.

Staff will present Budget Committee with an overview of the preliminary forecast for the 2021-2024 Business Plan and 2021 Budget and the impact of COVID on the 2021 budget.

“Clearly this is not a normal Budget cycle for Mississauga and other communities across Canada,” said Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. “The legislative, economic and community conditions are continually evolving making it difficult to forecast. It is unclear if or when the Provincial and Federal Governments will provide the economic relief to municipalities which is needed to avoid depletion of our reserves, service level adjustments or future property tax increases. For this budget, we are looking at all options available for implementing an effective recovery while maintaining essential services and programs that residents rely on every day. In addition to the steps already taken to reduce this year’s financial impact, staff will be updating Budget Committee on additional measures including deferring some of our capital spending from this year.”

Virtual Meeting: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. (following Council)

To contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect all individuals, the Council Chamber will not be open to the public to attend Council and Committee meetings until further notice.

Budget Committee Comments and Questions – Have your say:

The public may submit comments and questions regarding Budget Committee agenda matters to the city.clerk@mississauga.ca by Tuesday, June 23, 2020 before 12 p.m. Comments and questions that pertain to the agenda items submitted will be included in the meeting considered as public information and entered into public record.

The budget process is transparent and invites public feedback on City programs and services. To provide general input on matters not related to the specific Budget Committee agendas:

Get involved in the budget process:

Finance staff will outline the City’s current and projected finances and provide a schedule for public engagement and future Budget Committee meetings. Budget Committee meetings are subject to change.

Your voice matters. During meetings, the public is welcome to ask questions and comment on the proposed spending. You can look at the meeting schedule, watch the live stream, or review meetings at your convenience from our video archive and submitting questions to budget@mississauga.ca.

Budget Committee meetings will continue in the fall with detailed discussions on current service levels, cost pressures, efficiencies and new initiatives. Following Committee discussions and public input Council will vote on the proposed budget.

The meetings will include:

  • 2021-2024 Business Plan and overview of the 2021 Budget
  • Presentations from service areas
  • Input from residents and other stakeholders

Budget Committee meeting topics, dates and times

Note: Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change.

See the Council and Committee Calendar Listings for the latest information.

Review Budget Committee Meeting agendas and submit comments and questions regarding Budget Committee agenda matters to the city.clerk@mississauga.ca one business day before the meeting before 12 p.m.

Watch Budget Committee meetings online and send in questions after the meeting to budget@mississauga.ca.

Budget Overview 

  • Wednesday, June 24 at 1:30 p.m.

Fees and Charges 

  • Wednesday, October 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Service Area Presentations 

  • Monday, November 23 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 24 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, November 30 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 1 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Council

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Advisor Media and Public Information
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5406
catherine.monast@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151