For Immediate Release
March 10, 2015
Crombie Marks First 100 Days, Looks Toward Building on Results
Mississauga – As I reflect on my first 100 days in office, I am proud of what has been accomplished. I am mindful that we have only just begun and that there still remains much more work ahead of us, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today.
“From the moment I was sworn in as Mississauga’s new Mayor last December, I hit the ground running working alongside all Members of Council and the City’s leadership team,” Crombie said. “We have started to tackle a number of leading issues for Mississauga residents, with plans to generate economic development, address gridlock and take steps to create a more dynamic, open and inclusive city,” Crombie added.
As Crombie marks her first 100 days, the Mississauga Mayor specifically highlighted ten different policy inroads and key accomplishments. These include:
- Froze the Mayor’s salary for the entire four-year term of council;
- Passed the 2015 Budget with responsible tax rate growth below the rate of inflation;
- Met with Premier Kathleen Wynne; Finance Minister Charles Sousa; Transportation Minister Del Duca and other cabinet ministers to advance Mississauga’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) priorities;
- Launched and serving as Honorary Chair of the new Mississauga International Partnership Program (MIPP) with the goal of attracting job-creating investments;
- Launched the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee;
- Holding monthly Community Office Hours, beginning with Wards 1 and 2;
- Launched the Mayor’s Homelessness and Poverty Advisory Board;
- Premiered #CrombieConnects, a new TV show where residents can engage Mayor Crombie directly about local issues;
- Commissioned a staff report on reforming the towing industry to protect consumers;
- Commissioned a staff report to review and improve the delivery of city-wide services and programs.
“Over the last three months we have drafted, developed and secured approval for blueprints and working groups with the clear goal of making Mississauga an even better place to call home,” Crombie said. “As I look toward the year ahead, I am committed to taking the ideas, solutions and recommendations that are brought forward and implementing them into real results.”
Crombie concluded “Each day I am reminded of the tremendous honour the people of Mississauga have entrusted with me to serve as their new mayor. Together, working with Council, we have begun writing a new chapter in our City’s bright and promising future.”