Upcoming Projects and Activities
This is a brief update on some of the projects I am continuing to work on. Please email me if you have any questions.
We value and depend on citizens to become involved in the city. One of the main ways you can do this is to sit on one of the citizen committees. It is such an honour for me to serve on many of these with dedicated and engaged citizens. We depend on their feedback and input on many issues.
In addition, the Clerk’s Office will be hosting an open house in the Great Hall on November 29th between 6-8pm to provide information to the public about the committees and application process.I am meeting with staff to review plans to redesign Glen Erin Drive between Britannia and Aquitaine to add fully protected bike lanes, parking and make the street safer for pedestrians. I will be holding a public session in 2019 to discuss and get input.
Nardini's Spa in Meadowvale Town Centre is celebrating 40 years in Meadowvale on November 8.
I am meeting with MCC and city Culture staff to plan some activities on the front portion of the Meadowvale Community Centre. I want to energize this area and input and ideas are welcome.
We continue to work on Future Directions..the 5 year plan for recreation services. I will keep pushing for a senior's social facility in the northwest as I have been doing for some time. It did make it into the last planning time frame but we need to work harder to make it happen. I hope to partner with health providers on this and have had several meetings.
I will be at the Mississauga Board of Trade Business Awards dinner this month. I am cheering on our local successful business MindShare that is up for an award.
Our first City Council meeting is on November 28 and I have a list of requests for upcoming reports. These include issues related to off leash parks, road safety, hard surface summer maintenance, cannabis bylaws to name just a few. After the Inaugural on December 3, we will be starting into budget and appointing Councillors to various committees. I will once again be asking to serve on the Road Safety, Tourism Board, Accessibility and Economic Development Committees.
I will also be scheduling meetings with our planners to discuss new and upcoming applications for development. Then I will schedule public sessions in the new year.