May 24

Who's lobbying in Surrey?

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It took more than five years, but the City of Surrey's lobbyist registry is finally posted online.

Two months before the 2008 civic election, Mayor Dianne Watts announced the policy to require lobbyists advocating for rezoning, development permits and official community plan amendments to register with city hall. It was among several of Watts' measures aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in Surrey, including a whistleblower policy.

 

-Excerpt from TheTyee.com

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