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While I was disappointed that council voted against debating my "Blue Book" motion at the Sept. 9 council session, I will bring this back to them on Sept. 30 with the intention to debate it.
On Sept. 5, I shared a major new proposal that I'm bringing forward with Councillor Chu to improve accountability for Calgary taxpayers. Specifically, we are asking for City Hall to adopt the “Blue Book” standard that is in place at the provincial level, making public all monies spent by the City in excess of $10,000, I shared a major new proposal that I'm bringing forward with Councillor Chu to improve accountability for Calgary taxpayers. Specifically, we are asking for City Hall to adopt the “Blue Book” standard that is in place at the provincial level, making public all monies spent by the City in excess of $10,000.
Coun. Joe Magliocca has also signed onto this motion.
This would help Calgarians keep tabs on how their tax dollars are spent and boost transparency at City Hall, which is something I have been pushing for throughout my term. As it stands, it is onerous and often impossible for taxpayers to find this information and they can only surmise how their money is being spent.
If the City of Calgary adopts this accountability measure, this would put us at the forefront of accountability – not just in the province, but throughout the nation.
The full text of the motion is available online here (click). Please let me know what you think!
 
With gratitude,
Jeromy Farkas

Categories: Coun. Jeromy Farkas; Councillor; Council initiatives


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