“We need to create in my view the most open and transparent government in Canada.”
That’s the man hoping to be the next mayor of Vancouver under the NPA banner.
Kirk LaPointe has unveiled an eight-point plan to make City Hall more open and accountable.
It includes appointing an ombudsperson to investigate complaints against the city and calls for a bylaw requiring the city to disclose information routinely.
“My general thrust would be to put the emphasis on disclosing information, opening up the data, making people aware of how the dollars are spent.”
LaPointe says it would cost far less than what the city spends now on public relations.