Cr Gangell voted in support of the motion put forward by City of Vincent Mayor John Carey last Wednesday.
�I was of the mind that local government should not be a closed shop to ratepayers and stakeholders,� Cr Gangell said.
�It should not take a scandal for us to look at this issue.�
Cr Gangell said he also supported recording council meetings and streaming meetings online.
He said he was disappointed the motion was not passed.
�I can understand why the others were strongly against it but I thought it would have the support from the majority,� he said.
Bassendean Councillor Gerry Pule voted against the motion.
�I support transparency but I voted against because the motion was not focused on the right legislation and the clauses were so ambiguous and lacked clarity,� he said.
�Furthermore, councils already have, or can implement, these transparencies on their codes of conduct.�
A City of Stirling spokesman said they were unable to comment on the matter.