City building | February 6, 2023
Mississauga Council endorsed the City’s 2023 federal and provincial pre-budget submissions. The submissions include recommendations that ensure Mississauga remains inclusive, world-class and resilient while addressing day-to-day pressures like the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation, as well as dealing with the impacts of issues like housing affordability, traffic and congestion, climate change, and job creation and investment.
“Maintaining the services and high quality of life that our residents deserve and have come to expect are more important than ever as we continue to support our City’s recovery from the pandemic. From delivering reliable public transit to addressing the housing crisis to building more complete, walkable and sustainable communities, we’re taking strides to build a bright and prosperous future for Mississauga,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Cities like Mississauga are the backbone of our province and country, and we know that city building is nation building. Strong, long-term and predictable funding partnerships and investments from our federal and provincial partners play a critical role in service delivery, and even more so during times of economic uncertainty. By working together, we can address the pressures facing our residents and economy and emerge stronger on the other side.”
Mississauga’s pre-budget submissions include recommendations grouped in three themes: City Building, Housing Affordability and the Local Economy. Highlights of the recommendations, which form the City’s key federal and provincial priorities for 2023, include:
“The City of Mississauga continues to be a strong municipal partner with a thriving local economy and a lean and effective government. We have maintained a ‘AAA’ credit rating for the past 19 years and continue to deliver value for money and exceptional customer service despite the increasing pressures we face from the pandemic, housing crisis, inflation and supply shortages,” said Shari Lichterman, Acting City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “Now more than ever, increasing costs exceed the revenue we can generate through property taxes and user fees. To continue providing the programs and services our residents rely on every day, we need our federal and provincial partners to support our recommendations.”
The City is submitting its recommendations as part of the 2023 federal and provincial pre-budget consultations currently underway.
Learn more by reading the full submissions:
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