As the costs to deliver quality City services continue to increase, what’s the right balance between service levels and spending? Tell us your thoughts on the City of Mississauga’s proposed 2019 Budget. There are several ways to get involved. Try the budget allocator, explore the City’s budget website, request a group meeting or attend a Budget Committee meeting.
Mississauga’s online budget allocator for the 2019 Budget is now available at mississauga.ca/budget. This interactive tool lets residents choose their preferred spending option on 12 City services. Residents can also explore and learn more about the services included in the City’s budget and the overall process.
From roads and transit to fire and emergency services, library, animal services and recreation programs, City services affect people’s lives each day. Decisions about spending on City services and service levels drive the budget. Residents can use the allocator to test different spending options by increasing or decreasing the budget for each service area and then see if they have balanced the budget.
Results from the allocator received by November 30 will be shared with Budget Committee on January 14, 2019. The results will help inform the committee’s review of the 2019 proposed Business Plan and Budget.
“The budget allocator helps residents understand the cost and level of City services and how property tax dollars are spent,”
said Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and Treasurer. “It is an opportunity for people to get involved in Mississauga’s business planning and budgeting process and to share their priorities.”
Learn About the Budget
- Learn about what you get for your tax dollars at mississauga.ca/budget
- Read an overview of the 2019 preliminary Business Plan & Budget that was presented to Budget Committee on June 13, 2018
- Watch for the full 2019 proposed Business Plan & Budget that will be posted online on November 28
- Budget Committee deliberations are scheduled for December 5, January 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28, with a Council vote to approve the budget planned for February 6, 2019*
* Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change.
Get Involved in Planning and Budgeting
- Have your say – try the budget allocator tool
- Request a meeting for your community group
- Email your question or comment at email@example.com
- Follow the City on Facebook and Twitter
- Attend or watch a Budget Committee meeting. All Budget Committee meetings are open to the public and are available via live stream and saved for future viewing.
- Sign up for a telephone budget session