HURONTARIO LRT PROJECT - PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE
ALL PRESENTATION MATERIALS POSTED
► Click for the Metrolinx PEEL FACT SHEET.
The "Next Wave" of funding ($34 billion) is currently being prioritized by Metrolinx, and then it has to be decided how to raise the funds -- 15% of this funding will go towards municipal transit.
Metrolinx is mandated to release the proposed Metrolinx Investment Strategy by June 1, 2013, including proposals for revenue generating tools that may be used by the province or the municipalities to support the implementation of the transportation plan for the regional GTHA. Click for the Metrolinx Shortlist of revenue tools.
► May 20, 2013: MIRANET has now submitted its Discussion Paper concerning The Big Move funding model (5p PDF) to Metrolinx.
Click images below to view the full-length presentations of our guest speakers.
► Western GTA Summit PRESENTATION (33p PDF)
► Metrolinx PRESENTATION (24p PDF)
LUMCO Press Release (May 6, 2013) re transit
funding (2p PDF w/Resolution). In support of all but two of
Metrolinx Shortlist of proposed "revenue tools". Excludes
property taxes and transit fares.
► Toronto Star article (March 10, 2013): Urban-suburban divide grows in Mississauga as city debates who will pay for a real downtown.
► Mississauga News article (March 20, 2013): City awaits Metrolinx report on funding tools.
► Mississauga News article (April 24, 2013): Our LRT is top priority for Metrolinx: City.
► Toronto Star article (April 24, 2013): Mississauga says ‘yes’ to most transit tax options, and fie on Ford.
► Globe & Mail article (May 2, 2013): Ontario rethinking Toronto region's $34-billion transit plan.
► Toronto Star article (May 2, 2013): Transportation minister backpedals, approves Big Move transit plan.
► Globe & Mail article (May 3, 2013): Wynne ‘cleans up’ after minister muses about revisiting transit plan.
► Toronto Star article (May 8, 2013): Brampton mayor’s last-minute LRT alternative stuns Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.
► Mississauga News article (May 14, 2013): Residents check out LRT plans at public meeting.
► Mississauga News opinion column (May 16, 2013): Big Move still has questions to answer.
COMMUNITY / EVENTS
CITY COUNCIL CODE OF CONDUCT -
December 12 @
9:00 a.m. in the COUNCIL CHAMBER at City Hall.
► City press release (Nov. 8, 2012): Public Input Sought on Proposed Council Code of Conduct Amendments.
Cell Phone Towers
MIRANET ROUND TABLE ON CELL TOWERS & THE CITY'S INTERIM PROTOCOL: MIRANET hosted this invitational meeting on May 24, 2012. Outcomes and Recommendations have been posted and the Interim Protocol has been amended (December 3, 2012).
Tree Permit By-Law
The Corporate Report: Proposed Amendments to Tree Permit By-Law 474-05 (25p PDF) was reviewed at (3) separate Public Information Centres in Spring 2012.
The proposed Private Tree Protection By-law goes to Council on November 28, 2012 @ 9am for adoption. PASSED!
ROUNDTABLE on OMB Reform: On October 1, 2012, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Kathleen Wynne wrote to the participants of the Roundtable on OMB Reform (June 19, 2012) and provided a summary of the meeting notes, the flipcharts and the group discussions. The Town of Port Credit Association (TOPCA) was represented at the Roundtable.
OAKVILLE Power Plant
Ontario Press Release (Sept. 24, 2012): Statement from Ontario Minister of Energy. Excerpt: "... an agreement has been reached between the Ontario Power Authority and TransCanada Energy to relocate the proposed 900-megawatt natural gas plant originally planned for Oakville to lands at Ontario Power Generation’s Lennox Generating Station site ... The decision not to move forward with the plant at the original Oakville site was made after hearing overwhelming concerns from local residents and local elected officials."
MIRANET comment: This is the learning from this entire situation: the need for genuine citizen consultation as part of (and not after) the public decision-making process regarding the siting of power generation facilities.
SHERWAY Power Plant
Press Release (July 10, 2012):
Statement from Ontario Minister of Energy.
Excerpt: "Last year, after listening to the community's concerns, our government made a commitment to residents in Mississauga and Etobicoke to relocate the Greenfield South Power natural gas plant. The commitment was supported by both opposition parties. Today, I am pleased to announce that the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has reached an agreement with Greenfield to relocate ... the 300 megawatt natural gas plant on part of Ontario Power Generation's Lambton Generating Station site."
CITY'S STRATEGIC PLAN:
2011 Progress Report
On May 23, 2012 the annual report card on progress of the City's Strategic Plan (for 2011) was presented at Council.
In addition, MIRANET made a deputation about the progress of the MOVE and GREEN pillars.
► Click for the MIRANET Deputation.
► See the City's newly redesigned Strategic Plan website.
Casino for Mississauga?
On May 17, 2012, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) released a report indicating that two (2) sites in Mississauga are being considered for the location of a possible casino: the Waterfront and the Malton area.
MOVING FORWARD: Public Transportation Forum
In response to the province-wide frustration with transportation issues, grassroots organizations partnered to produce a major event to advance transportation infrastructure and funding, featuring expert panelists discussing what the current transportation plans are and the options to fund and sustain the necessary investments.
MIRANET was a (non-organizing) partner with:
- Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods of Ontario (F.U.N.)
- Transport Action Ontario (TAO)
- Markham Action Group for Improved Community
- Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations
Inspiration Port Credit
Announced in May 2012, this project will be looking at the Port Credit Harbour Marina lands and the Imperial Oil Limited lands and help to refine the Port Credit vision that blends the needs of the community with the needs of the owners of the land.
2012 City Budget
February 13, 2012.
Issued by the Municipal Finance Subcommittee.
2012 OPERATING & CAPITAL BUDGETS: CITY OF MISSISSAUGA - No service cuts but big salary increases.
2012 SUNSHINE LIST
(Mississauga staff making over $100,000 in 2011) is now public.
Added Night Flights
There are plans to add more night flights from Pearson International Airport in 2012 and subsequent years. There are presently 36 flights a night between the restricted hours of 12:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. which will increase to 42 in 2012 and 52 flights a night by 2014. Citizens had until the end of the year (2011) to comment.
► See the 'Drummond Report' (Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services): PUBLIC SERVICES FOR ONTARIANS: A PATH TO SUSTAINABILITY AND EXCELLENCE (February 15, 2012).
► Pre-Budget submission by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO): Let's Get this Right: March 19, 2012.
► Ministry of Finance Ontario 2012 Budget website: releases, Budget speech, highlights, backgrounders and tables.
Many in the Malton community of Ward 5 are concerned about the prospect of a crematorium being located near their residential neighbourhoods, per a rezoning application by Benisasia Funeral Home located at 3263 Derry Road East (satellite map). The Concerned Citizens of Malton have started a petition.
Judicial Inquiry Report
The report was released on October 3, 2011. For full details, view the Judicial Inquiry website.
Click for direct access to the Inquiry report: Updating the Ethical Infrastructure.
A Corporate Staff Report on how the City will address the Inquiry's recommendations was reviewed at the General Committee of Council on Wed. November 2, 2011.
The 'Next Steps' report is now available online: see Pages 198-220 of the GC Agenda (230p PDF).
Britannia Farm Deal
Plans to redevelop 32 acres of the 200-acre Britannia Farm (owned by the Peel District School Board) as a commercial hi-rise office complex under a 99-year lease were withdrawn by Toronto-based developer Osmington Inc. in May 2011. Now what?
Air Quality Task Force
Announcement on August 17, 2011 concerning the implementation of Dr. David Balsillie's SW GTA Air Quality Task Force Action Plan.
2011 Provincial Election
During the election campaign, Liberal and Progressive Conservative candidates in Mississauga South and Mississauga East-Cooksville (and their party leaders) promised that if elected, their respective government would cancel the Sherway power plant, which was one of 10 issues identified by MIRANET.
Wastewater Plant Tour
A citizen tour of the G.E. Booth Wasterwater Treatment Facility in Lakeview took place on October 1, 2011.
The Booth plant abuts the OPG lands which are part of the Inspiration Lakeview visioning.
2011 Ward 5 By-Election
There was a by-election on September 19, 2011 to fill the vacant Ward 5 Councillor seat.
MIRANET co-sponsored a televised All-Candidates Forum (photo) on Rogers TV, held at the Malton Community Centre.
2011 Federal Election
The federal election was held on May 2, 2011. Candidates, results, election information and media coverage are all linked from this article, along with the City's issues in this election.
The City asked all citizens to come together to develop the Visionary Concept Plan for the Lakeview area waterfront. The report was released in April 2011.
2010 Municipal Election
Candidates, results, election information and media coverage are all linked from this article.
MIRANET sponsored a televised Mayoral Debate on Rogers TV at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).
MIRANET Website Reload
The MIRANET Website Subcommittee is undertaking a redesign and reload of the MIRANET website.
Above is the Home Page view of our former website.
We are finalizing the new MIRANET logo which represents our community of residents and the concept of RAs working together. Colour, size and orientation are undergoing consideration.► Read more...