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Publicly Accountable Leadership: Key for Good Public Transit

Without TTC Commissioners who are accountable to the public, we have no mechanism to ensure they will make decisions that are good for the public and the environment. Yes, unelected Commissioners might be environmentalists. Or, they may care about buying products or services that help their friends at the expense of the environment. Their decisions could be motivated by the public good and improving the environment, or they could be motivated by personal gain or a host of other factors that hurt the environment. Without public oversight, there is no way to ensure decisions that are good for the environment will be made.

– Franz Hartmann, Executive Director of the Toronto Environmental Alliance, as part of a series articles for Torontoist.com focused on the environment and Toronto’s upcoming municipal election. To read the whole article, click here: How We Make Decisions, Not Just What’s Decided, is an Environmental Issue Too.