Lost in Notation: Calgary City Council Workload Report
Calgary City Councillors often talk about their heavy workloads. They juggle reports, meetings and constituent work. But is their workload really as heavy as they say? When it comes to Council meetings and preparation for those meetings, the short answer is “yes”. In addition to the impact of this workload on Councillors' ability to make informed decisions, this sheer volume of reporting makes it almost impossible for the general public to participate meaningfully in the process of city governance, or for the media to hold Council to account.