City of Mississauga Invites Residents to Tele Town Hall 
On Tuesday, June 9, residents are invited to participate in the City of Mississauga’s fourth Tele Town Hall session at 7 p.m. In consultation with Peel Public Health, Mississauga is actively planning a measured and phased approach to reopening facilities and resuming services and programs. The Tele Town Hall will provide residents with the latest updates on COVID-19 in Mississauga as well as important information on what recovery will look like in the city.

Residents will be able to listen and ask questions to an expert group of panelists from the City, Peel Region Public Health, Trillium Health Partners, Peel Regional Police and Peel Regional Paramedic Services. City Councillors and senior staff will also be available.
Panelists will include:
  • Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
  • Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, City of Mississauga
  • Tim Beckett, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management, City of Mississauga
  • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel Public Health
  • Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners
  • Nancy Polsinelli, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel
  • Chief Nish Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police
  • Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

What:
City of Mississauga Tele Town Hall to update the community on COVID-19 recovery.

When:
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
7 to 8:30 p.m.

Residents who wish to participate in the session can do so in the following three ways:
  1. Pre-register: residents who wish to participate in the session are encouraged to register their telephone number in advance at the following link: mississauga.ca/townhall
  2. Participate online: to participate live online, simply click the following link: mississauga.ca/livestreamevent
  3. Join by telephone: a random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate. If you don’t wish to participate, simply hang up. If you don’t receive a call and would like to participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911 followed by the # key.
 
To learn about the City of Mississauga’s measured and phased approach to reopening, join the fourth Tele Town Hall meeting on June 9 at 7 p.m. Visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter for all updates.
For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus  
City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response Continues: Virtual Committee Meetings & Library Recovery Plan
Wednesday, Mississauga City Council approved several initiatives in relation to COVID-19 including virtual meetings for Planning and Development Committee (PDC) and Committee of Adjustment and a Library recovery plan.

We are very pleased to be taking further steps toward recovery in Mississauga. Our Library has plans to reopen in a phased approach and our Planning and Development Committee and Committee of Adjustment meetings will resume in a virtual format. Enhanced public notification will complement the change of format.

Our Planning and Legislative Services staff have remained fully operational during the pandemic and will resume holding required public meetings in association with development and Committee of Adjustment applications in order to keep our City moving.

During the pandemic, on April 22, 2020 Council suspended PDC and Committee of Adjustment meetings. Since the closure of City Hall, Planning and Building Department services have remained fully operational, including accepting and processing development and building permit applications with online submission processes including fee payments and scheduling building and site inspections. Public meetings will resume in association with development and Committee of Adjustment applications. PDC meeting notices provide a range of options for residents and businesses to access additional information, including how to contact the city planner and how to provide written comments by mail or email.

Planning and Development Committee and Committee of Adjustment Virtual Meetings

Virtual  PDC meetings  will occur in the same format that Council is currently meeting with public engagement through telephone, computer or mobile device. Applicants will be able to present their development proposals to PDC and the public and respond to questions or comments from Council and registered deputants. Information reports will outline resident concerns received up until the report is prepared. Recommendation reports will continue to summarize and respond to resident concerns. PDC meetings will be held in evenings at 6 p.m. . T he first meetings will take place on July 13 and 27

Visit the  Council and Committees Calendar  for upcoming meetings.

Which Applications Can Proceed to a Virtual PDC Meeting?
Development applications and City-initiated projects that are eligible can be scheduled for a virtual PDC meeting. Only applications deemed to be non-controversial or expected to attract limited public interests will be advanced. If public interest is limited, an information report with enhanced public notice would proceed to a PDC meeting. If additional public engagement is required during the public meeting, the committee may direct staff to either hold a second public meeting once in-person meetings resume or provide full public notice when the Recommendation report is presented at a later PDC meeting. Recommendation Reports for development applications and/or City-initiated projects that have already had a public meeting and which generated minimal resident concern should also be scheduled for a virtual PDC meeting. If the committee subsequently determines that additional public engagement is needed during the recommendation report meeting, it may defer the matter to a later meeting once in-person meetings resume.

Committee of Adjustment Meetings
Similar to Council and PDC, the Committee of Adjustment virtual meetings will allow the public and applicants to engage in the process and meeting through telephone, computer or mobile device. The public notices will provide details about how to register as a deputant to speak at a meeting or other means of providing input about an application.

The next  Committee of Adjustment  meeting will start the week of June 22, 2020. The committee is to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays to address applications.

Visit the  Council and Committees Calenda r  for updates.

Electronic application submission and payment has continued since the closure of the Civic Centre. Details related to the Committee of Adjustment can be found at  https://web.mississauga.ca/council/committees/committee-of-adjustment
 
Marriage Licences
The City will resume issuing  marriage licences  effective June 10, 2020 at the Provincial Offences Courthouse, 950 Burnhamthorpe Road West by appointment. For details please visit:  mississauga.ca/marriagelicences

Library Recovery Plan
The library will use a phased approach to resuming services following the Government of Ontario’s announcement on May 14 allowing public libraries to offer curbside pickup. Details on timing and the service will be shared on City channels at a later date.

Library due dates and fines continue to be suspended until further notice.
Customers can continue to use their library card or  virtual card  to explore our vast collection of ebooks, audiobooks and other online virtual resources.

For more information, visit  mississaugalibrary.ca  and follow Mississauga Library on   Instagram Facebook  and  Twitter .

To stay informed on COVID-19 impacts on City services, please visit:  mississauga.ca/coronavirus   or call 311. 

For further details on virtual meetings and the city's recovery plan, please click on the FAQ button below !
Mississauga.ca – Improving for You 
The City of Mississauga continues its work building a new corporate website to better serve residents. A number of city business areas have already launched online, including animals and pets , business licencing and permits , library , property taxes , parking , MiWay , recreation , and COVID-19 , with more to come shortly. The full website project will be complete by fall 2020.
 
As this project develops, input from residents is important. You can share feedback through a brief comment card that can be found at the bottom of every web page.
 
These results will assist City staff to continue to develop a product which improves the online customer experience. 

Check out the website here: mississauga.ca
Personal protective equipment - When should I wear a mask? 
If you are out and about, we recommend wearing a mask where physical distancing isn't possible to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.

For more information on:
  • Physical distancing
  • Social gatherings
  • How to protect yourself
  • Getting tested for COVID-19 

Peel Regional Police - E.R.A.S.E. Program (Eliminating Racing Activities on Streets Everywhere)
Region of Peel – Peel Regional Police engaged in a strategic enforcemenkkjt initiative to eliminate street racing activity on roadways within Peel Region this past weekend, laying numerous charges.

As of mid-March, there has been a noticeable reduction of vehicles on our roadways due to the pandemic, resulting in little to no congestion. As the roads appear to be wide open, this is not an invitation to disregard designated speed limits and put people’s lives in danger.
The goal of the E.R.A.S.E Program (Eliminating Racing Activities on Streets Everywhere) is to change poor driver behaviour through education and strategic enforcement. Street racing is an illegal and dangerous activity that jeopardizes the lives of innocent people.

Peel Police received numerous complaints and notifications from the public, reporting drivers of vehicles who were engaging in street racing activities at various locations across the region. Officers observed vehicles operating at high speeds and driving erratically as they attempted to move from location to location.

On Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, 2020, officers were out enforcing those who were not complying with social distancing protective measures as well as enforcing the rules of the road for those who chose to engage in aggressive driving.

In just two days, officers investigated 614 vehicles, laid three criminal charges, 127 By-law charges and seized three vehicles. Officers issued 131 Highway Traffic Act tickets, many of the charges were related to speeding and aggressive driving. Of those investigated, a large number of individuals resided from outside Peel Region.

Peel Regional Police are committed to road safety as a core policing function. Our officers remain vigilant twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week; speeding, aggressive driving and impaired driving remain enforcement priorities for our officers. Our officers will remain on-duty, enforcing our laws and ensuring that those that need to travel on our roadways can continue to do so in safety.

“Road Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Our streets are no place to race and drive aggressively. Our officers are duty-bound to do everything in their power to ensure our community is safe on our roads. Nobody plans to lose control and crash, remember the life you save could be your own.” said Acting Inspector Gary Carty of Road Safety Services.

Everyone should continue to do their part to abide by the rules of the road and keep themselves and others safe.

We encourage anyone who observes aggressive driving or speed racing activities, to continue to report those instances to the police by calling 905-453-3311 or file a report through  Road Watch.

for more information please visit the Peel Regional Police website .
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Helpful Resources
The City is working with Peel Public Health and recommend you visit the      Region of Peel Health      site for the most up-to-date details.
 
Peel Public Health has advised that if you develop symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please self-isolate and contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 and if you require     immediate medical attention    , please call 911 and advise the operator of your symptoms     but please do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.
 
Below are links you may find useful:


Important Phone Numbers

  • Mississauga 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 (outside City Limits) available 7am - 7pm
  • Peel Public Health  905-799-7700 Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Peel Regional Police Non Emergency Line: 905-453-3311
  • Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 Toll-free TTY:1-866-797-0007

The  City of Mississauga   and   Region of Peel       websites will be updating their information on a regular basis and will be the best place for the most recent updates for all residents.
 
As always, my office is available to assist residents on municipal or regional matters by e-mail at   karen.ras@mississauga.ca