Samara’s Democracy 360, a report card on the state of Canada’s democracy, focuses on the complex relationship between citizens and political leadership. With the understanding that democracy is about more than just casting a ballot every so many years, any conversation about how decisions are taken on the future of our country needs to consider a more robust definition of “everyday democracy”.
As citizens, we need to become more involved in our local government.
More cities are having the taxpayer groups issue a municipal report card on the performance of their elected representatives (Politicians). The report card will track the politicians performance, promises and protection of the public interest.
RTA is preparing a report card for the Richmond Council based on a scoring system used in other municipalities and adapted for use in Richmond. This Richmond Report Card will be published on our website and made available to others.