Transparency in the Hills
Comparing La Pêche and Chelsea
The importance of transparency in government is often illustrated through promises to increase transparency during political campaigns, citizens calling for more information during public meeting comment and question periods and access to information laws.
Yet, in spite of the importance most citizens place on government transparency regardless of their municipality, different municipalities have different levels of transparency.
Chelsea takes about a month to make its draft council meeting minutes public in contrast with La Pêche, which posts the draft meeting minutes online sometimes the day after the meeting took place.