As the year ends, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It is also a time to reflect on the year that went by. Here are some highlights of what we achieved in Ward 7.

Creation of Business Improvement Area for CooksvilleCouncil approved creation of a Business Improvement Area for Cooksville, pending ratification by local businesses.

https://www.insauga.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-plans-to-improve-one-of-mississaugas-oldest-neighbourhoods

https://www.dipikadamerla.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Cooksville-BIA-Report.pdf  

Mandatory Inspection of Rental BuildingsCouncil Approved my motion to consider Mandatory inspections of rental buildings. Staff will report back on feasibility in Spring of 2020.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/11/26/mandatory-inspections-and-registration-under-consideration-for-mississauga-rental-

https://www.dipikadamerla.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Rental-Motion.pdf  

Re-Imagining CooksvilleCooksville had its first Taste of Cooksville Festival and it was a day filled with great food, amazing music, and lots of other activities. It was a fun day for everyone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_rabgkYZAQ

https://www.insauga.com/photos-heres-what-happened-at-mississaugas-newest-food-festival    

Value for your tax dollar – Holding the line on taxesI successfully worked to limit tax increases. As a result, the tax increase this year at the Regional level has decreased from the proposed 1.7% to 1.5%.

https://www.dipikadamerla.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Regional-Council-Resolution.pdf    

Safer Streets40 km/hr speed zones will commence in 2020 in certain neighbourhoods.  

Accessible to my ConstituentsAvailable by online chat every Tuesday 7-9pm, no appointment required:
https://www.dipikadamerla.ca/

I have held 9 in person town halls and more to come.                                                    
Once again, Happy Holidays to all. See you in the New Year!