A Citizen's Governance Model
Characteristics of a Governance Model that is sensitive to a community's needs:
Citizens will have easy access to the elected and staff decision makers who are responsible for municipal services.
Elected and appointed officials will owe responsibility to the public.
The community will be recognised as an important component of decision making.
Citizens will be fairly and democratically represented.
All municipal functions and services will be addressed; services will be delivered at a level communities believe to be appropriate; clear and logical responsibility for service-delivery will be identified; voluntary citizen participation will be acknowledged.
It will be easy to understand who does what.
Appropriate quality service will be delivered efficiently and in a manner that makes citizens feel they are receiving a reasonable return on their tax money.
"Challenge and Choice: Options for Local Governance in Ottawa-Carleton" Township of Goulbourn's World Wide Web Site