TRANSPARENCY PLAN

BRINGING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY BACK TO CITY HALL

Our plan to restore trust and faith in city services and the local electoral process.

BRINGING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY BACK TO CITY HALL

Our plan to restore trust and faith in city services and the local electoral process.

5 IMMEDIATE STEPS to respect taxpayers

  1. Order a full, independent review of City finances to ensure
    tax dollars being spent responsibly and identify areas for
    improvement.
  2. Review City policies and programs introduced in the past
    10 years to evaluate whether they are making Vancouver
    more liveable and affordable.
  3. Relieve tax pressure with a target of capping increases in
    municipal taxes to no more than the rate of inflation.
  4. Restore long-term fiscal stability with a plan to reduce
    Vancouver’s debt.
  5. Create a multi-partisan Team Vancouver. Bring together
    Vancouver’s MPs and MLAs in a cross-partisan Team
    Vancouver that can secure our fair share of investment and
    support from other levels of government.

RETURN TRANSPARENCY TO CITY HALL

  1. Make transparency and disclosure the default. Exemptions will be
    made only when necessary, rather than at every possible turn.
  2. Separate politics from the public service and empower City staff to
    do their jobs without political interference, so they can innovate,
    and develop creative solutions to Vancouver’s challenges.
  3. Create a registry for lobbyists, bringing Vancouver into compliance
    with best practices established at the Provincial and Federal levels.
  4. Improve protections for whistleblowers to ensure the integrity of
    our local government.
  5. Determine any future increases to Councillor salaries through
    recommendations from an independent committee.

AND ENSURE THE INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTIONS

  1. Launch a Municipal election financing integrity review.
    Commission an independent third-party review of the current
    election finance and advertising rules including the role of
    anonymous groups, with the goal of taking anonymous advertising
    our of Vancouver politics. Deliver a report to Elections BC and
    Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing of recommendations.
  2. Create a Privacy and information taskforce. To ensure that
    personal privacy is protected throughout the municipal election
    process.