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About Transforming Government

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Here is a brief overview of the Transforming Government initiative:

Government exists to serve citizens. Every day, citizens are touched by The City of Calgary and the services it offers. Transforming Government is about celebrating the constant improvement that happens at The City of Calgary—improvement that makes life better for citizens.

In 2011, Mayor Naheed Nenshi and City Council unanimously agreed to embrace and reinforce this approach to constant improvement. Transforming Government is a way to do just that. So, when you see the Transforming Government stamp on something, you know it’s part of something that makes Calgary even better.

A public work, or an initiative, project, program or plan marked with Transforming Government reflects one or more of the following values:

Transparency is clarity in every step of the process of consultation and decision making. Transparency helps Calgarians see exactly what’s going on “behind the scenes” and understand why a project or service exists.

Accountability is the clear demonstration of how and why The City has done something. It also means The City and municipal politicians are ready to assume the responsibility for the decision, program or plan.

Civic Engagement is a commitment to bring together citizens, organizations, and City of Calgary employees in the planning and development of our great city.

Innovation describes new ideas, services, or approaches that make living and working in Calgary even better.

Citizen Orientation ensures that a program, project or service is designed to with customers or citizens in mind.

Sustainability describes long-term thinking that makes for a healthy community, environment, and economy now and in the future.