Just a handful of days after the firing of 29 City of Hamilton Public Works employees -- there's a call to establish a Public Accountability Office.
Ward 4 Councillor Sam Merulla says he will present a notice of motion next Wednesday to create such an office, in order to ensure taxpayers are getting the most bang for their buck.
He tells CHML's Matt Holmes the idea is to seek out efficiencies and assess staff productivity across all city departments -- including contractors.
Merulla wants to use existing staff to run the office on a full time basis.
He envisions a complaints hotline, where information would be gathered, centralized and more formalized.
Merulla says public complaints about city workers are investigated now, but admits the process is somewhat fragmented.