Ensure transparency so that ratepayers know how their money is spent. Focus on outcomes. Report progress regularly and clearly.
The Lord Mayor spends $3.9 million each year to run her personal office.
It is believed -- as the information is not made public -- this includes a staff of 22 -- a personal driver, a chief of staff, a deputy chief of staff, three secretaries, two media advisers and five policy advisers. From 2004/2005 to the present, according to information provided by the CEO, Lord Mayor Clover Moore has spent a whopping $50.77 million on her office!
Putting aside the exorbitance of this amount, ratepayers deserve to know the details of exactly how this money is spent.
As Lord Mayor, I will champion transparency. Openness deters malfeasance and encourages integrity.