Open Government Story
- Increase citizen's access to information.
- Increase citizen participation, engagement and collaboration in community issues.
- Increase transparency and accountability of actions.
Guided by the recommendations of the CRWG, advice from external experts and staff input, a three year plan was developed to build an extensible Web Portal with corresponding Customer Service, Communication and Policy Plans.
The web portal, along with its flagship application What's Happening Around Me? (WHAM), was launched as a beta site on October 17, 2017, after a reveal to Council. The Open Government Portal was created to engage citizens and to increase accessibility, transparency and accountability.