NPA vows accountability measures including city ombudsperson
The Non-Partisan Association has released a series of measures the party says it would put in place to make Vancouver City Hall more accountable to residents.
Those measures include the creation of an Office of the Ombudsperson to investigate complaints about the administration of the city, and a new bylaw that would require the city to routinely disclose information.
“This is your information, not the government’s,” NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe wrote on his blog today (August 12).
“People or companies would have to argue to block any disclosure.”
The party is also pledging to hold at least a quarter of city council, park board, or school board meetings in the community, and to permit city employees to speak freely to the public.
“Right now they are muzzled,” LaPointe wrote.
He said the series of measures would also include an independent annual report showing how public consultations have influenced city decisions.