In an effort to be fully transparent and facilitate easy ways for citizens to receive the information that is important to them, the District of Sechelt created a new web page called For the Record. The page was prompted by the number of emails Council receives every day with citizens looking for information and the volume of misinformation that is shared on local community social media sites.
Each week staff will post the questions received and the answers to the For the Record page. Citizens can visit the page to see the questions of the week or search for specific topics. They can also submit questions directly to the page.
The new page can be found at Sechelt.ca/fortherecord.
The District will post all of the questions received that are of a financial or operational nature but legal, personnel and land purchase issues will not be addressed until the information is able to be made public. Staff will also not respond to questions that can only be answered by Council. Why Council voted a certain way can only be answered by asking a Councillor.