Saturday, December 16, 2006

It's up to you - Speak up!

Roseann Danese has more on the "secret" Windsor City Council strategy session that wasn't a meeting.

I guess we're all supposed to wait with bated breath for the Mayor's report on the Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry (which was released in September of 2005).

Just what we need, a report on a report that we can table for further study and debate. At the rate things move in Windsor this should move to the head of the agenda sometime late in 2008, if we're lucky.

As I stated in yesterday's post, this is something that should not focus on the Mayor exclusively.

All it takes is six Councillors with a commitment to ending the culture of secrecy. Current contact information for Windsor Councillors can be found here.

Make sure your voice is heard.

Update: From Saturday's Windsor Star (subscribers only)
Council meeting's legality questioned
Windsor council probably broke the law by holding a five-hour, closed-door workshop to discuss city priorities over the next four years, a university professor said Friday.
Update 2: From Saturday's Windsor Star - Main Editorial
City council: What constitutes a 'meeting'

Windsor Star
Published: Saturday, December 16, 2006

It's crystal clear transparency isn't a strategic priority for Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis and the newly constituted council. Neither, it seems, is honouring campaign promises to conduct the public's business in public.