Most residents of Mississauga are quite happy knowing little or nothing about the city’s plan to secede from Peel Region. As long as their garbage gets picked and other civic amenities continue to be provided, it makes no difference, unless taxes go up. To discuss the pros and cons and the possibility of taxes going up, residents with questions and comments should attend a public information meeting for residents to discuss the municipality’s desire to leave the Region of Peel at the Mississauga Civic Centre on April 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.
On March 20, City council passed a motion in principle on at a general committee meeting requesting the province pass legislation to allow Mississauga to separate from the Region of Peel.
This is a complex matter that needs to be understood by residents who are encouraged to provide input. The city is weighing three options: become a single-tier municipality (leave the Region), reform the Region of Peel, or amalgamate with Brampton and Caledon to become one municipality. – CINEWS