The Promises

  1. To commit that the City belongs to the citizens of Christchurch. The Council shall operate in an open, transparent and democratically accountable manner that benefits the citizens first and foremost.
  2. Unless legally prohibited to do so, to commit to make public an accounting of each ratepayer dollar spent and to do so in a timely manner.
  3. To require that all Council meetings (public and public-excluded) be audio taped and all votes be recorded.
  4. To acknowledge and actively support Tangata Whenua status of Maori.
  5. To embrace cultural diversity and multiculturalism as a positive influence on the well being of all Christchurch citizens.
  6. To strengthen Community Boards by re-instating Community Board member remuneration to the levels prior to 2007, and by significantly increasing the grant funding under full control of the Community Boards.
  7. To reinstate at least six standing committees with elected councillors as Chairs, including a finance committee.
  8. To assure there is clear separation and proper oversight between CCC and CCHL.

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