The Open Victoria Initiative Society, aka Open Victoria (OV) is a registered non-profit community organization under the B.C. Societies Act. We advocate for enhanced transparency, openness and accountability in decision-making by elected CRD Board and City of Victoria (CoV) officials.
Transparency, as we define it, includes informing the public, in a timely manner, of significant decisions being considered by elected officials; who is making them; how they are being made; and, the information sources being used in support of them.
Openness, in this context, is providing easy public access to government data and information.
Accountability is the overall obligation of elected officials to provide a thorough and sound justification for their decisions and the process used to make them.
WHO WE ARE
We are a group of Victoria residents from all walks of life. We are business owners, environmentalists, managers, engineers, students, teachers, and artists. We have a diversity of political views, independent of any particular party or interest group.
Paul Brown, Ross Crockford, John Farquharson