TRANSFORMATION CK: 
A Platform for Success

 

PILLAR #4: 
ENSURE GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY TO ALL CITIZENS OF CHATHAM-KENT

 
As Mayor of Chatham-Kent, I will:

 

  1. Ensure that the CAO and staff are accountable both to Council and the community by creating more “daylight” between the two. I will do this with:

    •  A clear and focused mandate that is based on our main strategic goals.

    •  An appropriate scorecard created to measure effectiveness of senior administration in achieving these strategic goals.

    •  Ensure that senior administration presents balanced information to help Council make decisions. For example, Reports to Council must include “Pros and Cons” along with recommendations.

    •  Evaluate incentive compensation structure to reward achievement of goals as well as the reverse. 

     
  2. Review equity holdings in wind farms and other investments that potentially put the Municipality in conflict with its citizens. 

     
  3. Ensure there is a full business case analysis of any large investments. More rigor and due diligence needs to be applied to this process. We need more of a critical eye to challenge blue-sky scenarios and ensure we are making better decisions.