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For Immediate Release:
February 3, 2011

A Conversation with Region of Peel Taxpayers in Mississauga:
Region of Peel 2011 Budget Open House

BRAMPTON, ON. (Feb. 2, 2011) – Region of Peel residents are invited to attend a public open house in Mississauga to discuss the Region of Peel proposed 2011 budget and the services provided by the Region.

“The Region of Peel’s budget and planning process reflects the Region’s commitment to deliver quality services to its residents and businesses, control costs and minimize the impacts to tax and utility rate payers,” said Emil Kolb, Regional Chair. “Engaging Peel citizens in the decision-making process provides an opportunity to increase understanding about the services the Region provides and to receive input on those services to help ensure we’re delivering the right services in the most cost effective way.”

What: Budget Open House: Overview of the Region of Peel proposed 2011 budget and the services the Region provides to Peel residents and businesses
Who: Emil Kolb, Region of Peel Chair
David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel
Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer, Region of Peel
Mike Metcalf, Chief of Police, Peel Regional Police
Paul Tetzlaff, Deputy Chief, Peel Regional Police
Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel
Members of Region of Peel Executive Management Team
When: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: City of Mississauga Central Library - Noel Ryan Auditorium
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Mississauga

The budget presentation will be posted online at peelregion.ca/finance by Feb. 7. The Region of Peel budget document is now available online.  Regional Council will continue its budget review on Feb. 10, 2011.

For more information about the Region of Peel 2011 Budget Open House or questions about the Region’s budget, please contact Steve VanOfwegen, Director of Business Planning and Financial Support Services at 905-791-7800, ext. 4759; or Norm Lum, Manager, Business and Capital Planning at 905-791-7800, ext. 3567.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.



Steve VanOfwegen
Director of Business Planning and Financial Support Services
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4759

David Hodkin
Acting Senior Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4674

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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