It is with excitement that I share with you my first Community Newsletter. As your newly elected representative on Mississauga City Council, I thank each and every one of you for the opportunity to serve you in the role as Ward 4 Councillor!
Mississauga is a beautiful city, one that I am proud to have grown up and continue to reside in. It is truly diverse, with over 50 per cent of our residents having been born outside the country. We have large open spaces for our children to play in, numerous parks and playgrounds, a growing number of attractions and most important of all, one of the safest cities in Canada to call our home.
There are nearly 80,000 residents who live in ‘Ward 4’, which is a uniquely structured electoral boundary stretching along Eglinton Ave. from Mavis Rd. to Cawthra Rd., Cawthra Rd. south to Dundas St., Hurontario from Go Line to Burnhamthorpe, Burnhamthorpe Rd. west to Mavis Rd., Mavis Rd. from Burnhamthorpe to Eglinton Ave.
Our city is rapidly expanding and as such, we must look at ways of continuing to improve upon public transit, making it affordable but also more reliable and convenient for our citizens to use. Our downtown core is thriving, with Mississauga Celebration Square hosting some of our largest festivals and events, nearly week-in and week-out. The Living Arts Centre is a hotbed for the performing arts and regularly attracts leading performers in the field. Sheridan College, held in such high regard, has a campus perfectly situated within our core and offers our youth an opportunity to study close to home. There are many, exciting new development projects on the horizon.
This includes Phase II of Sheridan College which is due for completion in the summer of 2016! While development of our downtown remains a priority, so too does maintaining and preserving our residential spaces. Since becoming elected, I have spoken with numerous residents and the issues they have brought forward remain important. First and foremost, Council needs to be more effective and efficient in managing our taxpayers’ dollars. Yet, we must strive to sustain the same high-quality of services that our residents expect.
From maintaining our parks and community centres to repairing our roads, collecting waste and clearing snow, while providing a safe community for us all, we need to ensure your property tax dollars remain hard at work.
In this Community Newsletter, my first, I hope you will find plenty of information that will be of interest to you. Should you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact my office at: 905-896-5400. My staff, Seema and Mary and I are always available to assist you with any concerns or ideas you may have. I am also reachable by email at:
Thank you for allowing me to serve as your local Councillor and I look forward to continuing to work hard on behalf of our entire Ward 4 Community!
Councillor John Kovac with Seema (L) and Mary (R), hosting Mayor Bonnie Crombie in Ward 4.
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