Mississauga wants help as it makes big plans for the next decade

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Published November 17, 2022 at 3:19 pm

Mississauga from City Hall

Mississauga officials say they have some big plans for the next decade that will add to the quality of life for people across the city.

And as they embark on the creation of long-range plans for the next five to 10 years related to parks, recreation, culture, libraries, forestry and the environment, and even Mississauga’s firefighting service, they want to hear from residents, business owners and others.

“Have an idea about a new park amenity, library program or sports activity at a community centre? We want to hear from you,” City officials said in a press release today (Nov. 17). “You can share your thoughts, input and feedback by filling out an online survey.”

Officials say they’ll combine public feedback with other “relevant data, inputs and trends to guide how we spend our time, resources and funds on community priorities.”

After finalizing the various plans, City staff will bring them forward to council for approval.

“Mississauga is a vibrant, urban city with a growing population. It’s important that we continue to review and adapt to rapidly changing trends, infrastructure and service delivery needs of residents,” said Jodi Robillos, commissioner of community services.

“This will help us respond to changes in population, participation levels and current operation conditions throughout community services offerings. We use community feedback along with industry research, benchmarking and other inputs to update the five service area plans. It’s important to understand what those living in our communities see as priorities so we can continue to meet their needs now and in the future.”

Over the next few months, City staff say they will:

  • gather insights, ideas and thoughts about the future direction for Arts & Culture, Recreation, Library, Parks, Forestry & Environment and Fire & Emergency Services
  • host community engagement initiatives (survey and virtual session)
  • cluster information with other sources of data to drive the creation of the plans
  • reach out to the public and staff for feedback on draft plans
  • present each plan to City council for review and approval

The online survey is accessible here. Those who participate have a chance to win a pair of AirPods.

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