City Hall is the people’s building, and the City should hold opportunities for the public to visit different floors, explore different departments, and visit offices that they cannot normally access. An “Open Door” day in Vancouver could also include key pieces of city infrastructure such as the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility, the Manitoba Works Yard, or police and fire facilities, to build awareness about the services people receive for their tax dollars. Open Door day should be free to the public and provide opportunities for venues in different neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver, for people of all ages to tour, ask questions, and gain a new understanding of how the city works. Efforts should be made to present some tours in languages other than English.
- Engaged City Tasked Force Quick Start Idea #5