The Role of a Councillor

As a Mississauga Councillor, I represent the citizens of Ward 9 at two levels of government – the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel. My responsibilities are generally the same at both governments although the services provided by each is different.

Councillors attend committee and Council meetings at both governments and we sit on various boards to represent one or the other level of government. Each term, Councillors are appointed to sit on different committees and boards.

As the Councillor, I also meet regularly with the local residents’ associations as well as school parent councils and other organizations in the ward. I work closely with the police on traffic and crime prevention issues and with other levels of government such as the provincial and federal government on various matters. These include such things as housing, transportation, health and social services.

It is the job of Council to review all reports and recommendations made by staff from the various departments and to make decisions based on the information they get and on input from the public. I also make suggestions to staff about many things in the ward such as traffic controls, roads, by-law problems, etc. I meet with residents as often as I can and hold public meetings to let them know about what is happening in the ward and to get their comments on proposals.

Council sets all policy and approves all procedures and budgets. Staff will recommend that certain projects be done but Council makes the decision whether or not to proceed. Regional Council also approves the Peel Regional Police budget and appoints members to the Police Services Board.

As the Councillor, I also meet regularly with the local residents’ associations as well as school parent councils and other organizations in the ward. I work closely with the police on traffic and crime prevention issues and with other levels of government such as the provincial and federal government on various matters. These include such things as housing, transportation, health and social services.

It is the job of Council to review all reports and recommendations made by staff from the various departments and to make decisions based on the information they get and on input from the public. I also make suggestions to staff about many things in the ward such as traffic controls, roads, by-law problems, etc. I meet with residents as often as I can and hold public meetings to let them know about what is happening in the ward and to get their comments on proposals.

Council sets all policy and approves all procedures and budgets. Staff will recommend that certain projects be done but Council makes the decision whether or not to proceed. Regional Council also approves the Peel Regional Police budget and appoints members to the Police Services Board.

Below is a list of City and Regional Departments.

 

Corporate Services
By-law enforcement
Parking Control
Animal Services
Licensing
Legal services
Finance (taxes, etc.)
Information Technology

Committee of Adjustment
Material Management
Clerks
Communications
Community Services
Recreation and Parks
Libraries Fire Department Facility Management
Community Services
Recreation and Parks
Libraries Fire Department Facility Management
Planning and Building
Development applications

Policy planning

Building inspections

Building permits
Transportation and Works
Road maintenance
(repairs, snow clearing, street cleaning, etc.)
 

Transit
Road construction

 

Traffic operations
Storm sewers

City Manager’s
Economic Development

Audit

 

REGION

Corporate Services
Ambulance and Emergency Programs
Communications
Legal
Clerks
Housing
Peel Living (non profit housing
Housing
Property Services Realty Services
Peel Heritage Complex
Planning
Regional Transportation Studies
Official Plan Review Policy and Research
Social Services
Childrens Services (daycare centres)
Seniors’ Services
Transelp
Ontario Works (general welfare, hostels
Transportation and Works
Regional road construction
Regional road maintenance (repairs, snow clearing, etc.)
Waste Management
Sanitary Sewers
Regional traffic operations
Finance
General finance
Regional taxes
Information Technology
Health
Environmental Health
Health Planning
Family Health
Healthy Lifestyles
Sexual Health and communicable diseases

Last updated June 2017