Why can’t we find different ways to raise more revenue?
Only sixty per cent of all services and
programs we deliver are funded by the property tax. We receive revenues from
other sources, such as user fees, developer contributions and gas tax.
The Ontario Municipal Act limits how the City
can generate new non-tax revenue. The City of Mississauga and other Ontario
municipalities have asked for changes to the Act to give local governments more
revenue-generating options. As a result of recent changes to provincial
legislation, Mississauga City Council approved the implementation of a four per
cent Municipal Accommodation Tax effective April 1, 2018.
Why isn’t the City finding efficiencies?
We challenge ourselves to find efficiencies
each year. The City has saved more than $52 million since 2009 by innovating
and improving processes. Through our commitment to continuous improvement, we
have adopted Lean and other tools to improve the way the City works.
For example, by making changes such as making
our Active Guide an online tool, eliminating MiWay paper passes and switching
to LED street lighting, the City is finding efficiencies and new ways to save