Local Govt Commit to OGP

Local govt needs to have commitment in the Open Government Action Plan  to OGP

Why the contribution is important

We need more transparency and openness in local government as well as central government,

by WellingtonWorkshop on June 03, 2018 at 06:59PM

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  • Posted by FeudForThought July 31, 2018 at 18:34

    Principles of openness, transparency and accountability are prominent in the Local Government Act 2002 and LGOIMA 1987. Compliance with LGOIMA has been notable for some recent high profile examples where Auckland Council and Christchurch City Council have shown disappointing lack of transparency.

    Many Councils use "workshops" to discuss matters outside of public session. I'd like to see the legislation restrict this practice, and local news media take more proactive action to pursue disclosure.
  • Posted by OGPNewZealand August 01, 2018 at 15:03

    Hi FeudForThuought

    Thanks for your comment and being involved in the open government discussion. The process for development of the 2018-20 National Action Plan is well advanced. This idea was one of the 449 ideas considered for New Zealand's third Action Plan. During August and September, the Plan will be finalised and considered by Government for approval. After this it will be submitted to the OGP International. We are confident that taking this time to make sure we get the plan right will give us the best outcomes over the next two years.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at ogpnz@ssc.govt.nz
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