The aim is to promote local democracy by making sure that everyone understands how their Council operates and how they can have their say.
The Council is required to prepare a governance statement after each triennial election and make it available to the public.
It includes information on:
The codes of conduct for councillors and community board members at Christchurch City Council.
Expenses and allowances for elected members.
The Council delegates a number of decision making powers to committees, subordinate bodies and staff.
Rules on how the Council operates.