Accountability and Transparency

The Council of the Corporation of the Town of Bancroft recognizes that municipal governments are some of the most open and transparent levels of government.  As such, the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Bancroft will ensure it is accountable to the public and that its actions are transparent to the public.

Council Responsibilities: 

Council recognizes that it is responsible to provide good government for its stakeholders in an accountable and transparent manner.   Council is guided by the following principles:

  • Encouraging public access and participation to ensure that decision making is responsive to the needs of its ratepayers and receptive to their opinions;
  • Delivering high quality services to the ratepayers; and
  • Promoting the efficient use of public resources.

Enhancing Public Trust: 

Accountability, transparency and openness are standards of good government that enhances public trust.  They are achieved through the Town adopting measures ensuring, to the best of its ability, that all activities and services are undertaken utilizing a process that is open and accessible to its ratepayers.  In addition, wherever possible, the Town will engage its ratepayers throughout its decision-making procession which will be open, visible and transparent to the public.

For more information, please view the Town’s Accountability and Transparency Policy.