Update: Regional Government Review
In January of this year, the Province announced that it was reviewing Regional Governance across Ontario, including Peel Region.

After months of study and public input, the Province made the decision last week not to proceed with any “top down” changes and will offer up $143-million for municipalities to find new ways to lower costs and improve service.

While this is not the outcome Mississauga was advocating for, we accept the Province’s decision and will continue to work with colleagues in Brampton and Caledon, and staff at the Region to ensure good government continues for the residents of Peel and Mississauga.

For more information, please click here.
Notice of Study Commencement & Public Information Centre (PIC) for the QEW Credit River Improvements Project
The Ministry of Transportation will be hosting a Public Information Centre (PIC) to provide the public and other interested stakeholders with an opportunity to review and discuss the Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) Addendum study with members of the Project Team.
The PIC will follow a "drop-in" format. A copy of the notice for the PIC can be found here . For further information on the project, please visit this link .
During the fall, the City of Mississauga provides Vacuum Leaf Pickup service to streets that are more than 35 years old and contain many mature large trees. Streets with fewer and younger trees are not included in the program.

Addresses eligible for Leaf Pickup will receive a direct-mail notice that indicates when leaves will be picked up in their area.

Check the  Leaf Pickup Route Map    to view dates and find out if your street will receive Vacuum Leaf Pickup.

If your address qualifies for Vacuum Leaf Pickup:
  • Rake leaves to the edge of the grass by Sunday of the week before your scheduled vacuum leaf pickup. Do not rake leaves onto the road.
  • Do not mix items such as wood, brick or brush with the leaves as they can damage equipment or injure workers.
  • Help reduce potential flooding by keeping curbside storm drains clear of leaves.
  • Help our crews by removing cars from the street during leaf pickup.

What if more leaves fall after the scheduled leaf collection?

Here are your options for disposing leaves:

The Region of Peel will also pick up leaves on your regular waste collection day until
December 12, 2019. Leaves must be placed curbside in open, reusable containers such as bushel baskets, labelled rigid plastic containers or paper yard waste bags weighing less than 20 kgs (44 lbs) when full. Do not use plastic bags.

You can also compost your leaves or spread them around the base of your trees. Leaves will fertilize the soil and act as a buffer against extreme temperatures. Remember that oak leaves are difficult to compost.

Questions?
For more information on the City's Leaf Pickup program, contact 3-1-1 (or 905-615-4311 from outside the City) from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For more information on Region of Peel yard waste collection, call 905-791-9499 or visit  their website .
Slower Residential Street Speed Limits 
The City will gradually lower speeds on residential streets from 50 to 40-kilometres per hour (km/h). This year, 11 neighbourhoods across the City will have their speed limits reduced to 40 km/h. The new 40 km/h speed limit in Mississauga neighbourhoods advances Vision Zero by matching speeds to the types of activity on a street.

The first area to see these changes in Ward 2 will be Park Royal. Learn more.  
REMINDER: Deadline November 8th to Register for the City’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program
R egister for the City’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program
Registration for the City's Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program is now open. The program provides snow clearing assistance by clearing a space in the windrow for residents 65 years or older and for people with physical disabilities.

A windrow is a pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after a snow plow has cleared a road. Eligible residents have until 9 p.m. on November 8, 2019 to apply for this year’s program.
  
Details:
·        The program will run from December 2, 2019 to March 27, 2020.
·        Windrow snow clearing will be completed up to 36 hours after a snowfall has ended.
·        A space in the windrow will be cleared (about three metres or 10 feet wide) to allow
one car to get in and out of the driveway.
·        Free for eligible residents who require financial assistance and $200 for those who
don’t.
·        Only one person per address can apply.
·        A maximum of 300 applicants accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.

How to Apply?
Visit  mississauga.ca/windrow  to download the application form. Completed applications can be submitted to any  community centre , the  Mississauga Seniors’ Centre   or the  Recreation Customer Service Centre  located at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.
 
For more information, visit  mississauga.ca/windrow .
Mississauga’s annual Budget details how we plan to invest taxpayers’ money to deliver the services residents need and expect. In the 2020 Budget, more transit service, enhanced public safety, safer roads and preserving your quality of life will remain priorities.
 
Get involved:
•      Show us what’s important to you and try our  online budget allocator
•      Attend  Budget Committee  meetings in November and comment or ask questions
•      Follow us on  Twitter  and  Facebook  and join the conversation using #SaugaBudget
•      Email questions or comments to  budget@mississauga.ca
•      Connect with the Mayor or your Councillor at  mississauga.ca/council

Learn the value of your tax dollars at  mississauga.ca/budget.
New Hybrid Buses
MiWay announced the introduction of 10 new, next-generation hybrid-electric buses that are convertible to full battery power. These buses are unique in the MiWay fleet and help to advance the City of Mississauga’s commitment to address climate change. Features of MiWay’s next-generation hybrid buses include:
·        Start-stop engine technology that shuts down the engine while stopped at bus stops
and automatically restarts when the brake is released – achieving up to 25 per cent
fuel savings
·        All-drive control mechanisms and battery storage systems that are mounted on the
roof
·        “Plug and play” components, helping to simplify the maintenance process
·        Reduced number of drive belts from four to one, reducing the potential of
breakdowns on the road and lowering overall maintenance costs

Learn more about MiWay’s new hybrid-electric buses. 
Mississauga's Historic Neighbourhoods and Landmarks
Since the City of Mississauga was incorporated in 1974, it has grown to become Canada’s sixth largest city. Mississauga grew from several historic villages, with some disappearing over time and others continuing to exist today. Clarkson, Streetsville, Lakeview and Port Credit are all steeped in historical significance and provide endless opportunity for discovery. Learn more about Mississauga’s historic neighbourhoods and landmarks.
Community Meetings & Events
November 4th at 7:15 pm - Huron Park Community Centre, 830 Paisley Blvd. W. Join the Canadian Federation of University Women, Mississauga Chapter at their General Meeting. Natalie Jenner, Author of "the Jane Austen Society" is the Guest Author. For more information please visit their website at cfuwmississauga.ca

November 7th at 4:00 to 8:00 pm - Public Information Centre (PIC) for the QEW Credit River Project at Anapilis Halls, Achrives Hall - 2185 Stavebank Road. For more information click here .

November 11th at 9:30 am - Royal Canadian Legion - Port Credit Branch 82, 35 Front Street - Remembrance Day Ceremony
Parade Time : 9:30am
Start Location:  Port Credit Branch 82
Church Service:  Trinity-St. Paul, Port Credit, 26 Stavebank Road
Ceremony Time : 11:00am
Location:  Cenotaph at Vimy Park, 29 Stavebank Road
Reception:  Port Credit Branch 82
For more information on this ceremony and other Remembrance Day ceremonies, please click here .

November 28th at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - 1880 Lakeshore Road West - Christmas in the Village hosted by the Clarkson BIA. For more information, please click here .

December 11th at 8:00 pm - South Common Community Centre, Arbour Green Room, 2233 South Millway. T he Credit Valley Horticultural Society's meeting. Judy Zinni has chosen a seasonal topic for her talk: ‘Festive Fun – Entertaining Ideas for the Holidays’.Visitors and new members are welcome, (non-members $2.00). For more information please visit creditvalleyhort.ca or call 905 822 1606.