For Immediate Release
October 27th, 2015
Statement by Mayor Crombie Marking One Year Anniversary of 2014 Municipal Election
“A year ago, residents chose who would succeed Hazel McCallion as the next mayor of Mississauga.
“I remain humbled to have been entrusted as their choice. I have been working hard to live up to the high expectations of the families of our City.
“As only Mississauga’s fourth Mayor, my job is to move our City forward.
“We have laid strong foundations throughout our first 41 years. We will build on our success to ensure Mississauga remains one of the best communities to raise a family, earn an education, and find a job.
“During the campaign, my team put forward an ambitious platform, which we have begun to implement. Some of our accomplishments include:
- Securing full funding for the Hurontario-Main LRT from the Provincial government;
- Creating the first ever Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC) to ensure Council respects the great diversity of our City;
- Freezing my annual salary for the next four years;
- Passing the 2015 City Budget at 1.7%, below the rate of inflation, which included over 2 per cent in savings due to new efficiencies;
- As a member of the Peel Police Services Board, stood up for the rights of citizens by helping bring an end to the practice of street checks (carding);
- Bringing the mayors of Toronto, Milton, Cambridge, Waterloo and Kitchener together to commission a feasibility study on the “Missing Link” that will allow for all-day, two-way GO Train Service on the Milton Line;
- Striking the Mississauga International Partnership Program (MIPP) to leverage our talented and diverse business community to access global markets and new investment opportunities;
- Creating the Mayor’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee and hosting the first ever “First Look” event in Mississauga to match Angel Investors with local, innovative start-up companies;
- Undertaking the first ever Mayor’s City-Wide Food Drive, in partnership with the Mississauga Food Bank and Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services to raise 148,900 pounds of food and $82,000, enough to make over 207,000 meals for Mississaugans; and
- Striking the Mayor’s Poverty and Homelessness Advisory Board to tackle these issues head on.
“These accomplishments could not have been possible without Mississauga’s team of dedicated Councillors. They are committed public servants who truly care about shaping our future for the better. We will continue to collaborate on real results that will improve the quality of life for all residents.
“There is still more to be done. I am excited about the work ahead, and seeing it through.
“It has been an encouraging first year. I look forward continue working closely with the provincial government, along with the newly-elected federal government.
“Working together, we will build an even better City.”