Library Loan Agreement, Vision Zero Working Group and Mobile Immunization Units – City of Mississauga
This week, Mississauga City Council has approved a loan agreement with the London Public Library, a request for a province-wide Vision Zero task force and a motion for mobile immunization units.
“In an effort to promote a more targeted approach to vaccine deployment, the Board approved a motion to support Peel Region Mobile Vaccination Units to travel to high infection workplaces to vaccinate critical workers. and include those employed in schools, public transport workers and others. essential workers regardless of age. We have also approved a loan agreement with the London Public Library to extend our digital library resources to our residents. Throughout the pandemic, the City of Mississauga Library continued to provide a key service in keeping residents engaged online and meeting their educational, cultural and recreational needs, ”said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Finally, we are asking our provincial partners to convene a province-wide advisory working group on Vision Zero. Mississauga is committed to Vision Zero in our city and we continue to make Mississauga’s roads safer for everyone by lowering speed limits and installing traffic calming measures to combat speeding, between other measures. We need all levels of government to work together to harmonize efforts. “
Library loan agreement
Council approved the City to enter into an agreement between the Mississauga Library and the London Public Library to share access to e-books and audio books through Libby by Overdrive. The library has entered into agreements with the Burlington and Hamilton Public Libraries and saw a 48% increase in the use of e-books and audiobooks in 2020. The Council also authorized the Mississauga Library to enter into agreements. similar with other libraries when opportunities arise.
In addition, the library, working with the IT division, will expand the existing laptop and hotspot lending program to introduce a driver for 100 Chromebook laptops that will be available for lending at all 18 locations. of the library by the end of June 2021. Visit the website for more details on the Mississauga Library Technology Lending Services.
Vision Zero Stakeholder Working Group
Council approved that the mayor, on behalf of Mississauga City Council, send a follow-up letter to the province and local MPs to request that the Minister of Transport and the Associate Minister of Transport reconsider the request to convene a group stakeholder work to advise the provincial government on how a Vision Zero strategy can be developed and implemented across Ontario.
the movement was raised by Ward 9 Councilor Pat Saito.
Mobile vaccination units
The Council approved a motion to help Peel Region mobile immunization units reach high infection workplaces (including schools, public transportation and other critical sites exposed to multiple human contact. ) in Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga to vaccinate workers who wish to be vaccinated, regardless of age.
the movement was raised by Ward 5 Councilor Carolyn Parrish.
Update of the vaccination program
The City of Mississauga continues to work with the Region of Peel on the vaccination program in Mississauga.
For details on vaccine deployment, including who can receive it and where, visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/.
For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19:
Senior Media and Public Information Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5046