An example of how city hall discouraged any inquiries during the 2010 election.. My bill for an F.O.I.

—– Original Message —–

From: Jim Quantrell

To: Debbie Vitez

Cc: Ilidia Sa Melo

Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 12:12 PM

Subject: Request for information


Attached is the city’s response for copies of e-mails related to Mayor Doug Craig from January 1, 2010 to July 29, 2010. Please direct any immediate inquiries to Ilidia Sa Melo. I will return to the office on August 24.

(please click on quantrell/vitez response letter-costs … to view the bill in it’s entirety)




Jim Quantrell


City of Cambridge

50 Dickson St.

P.O. Box 669

Cambridge Ont.


The City of Cambridge is preparing for the 2010 Municipal Election on Monday, October 25, 2010 – Please get out and vote.

This communication is confidential and may contain information protected by Privacy legislation. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient or have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by telephone.


6 Responses to An example of how city hall discouraged any inquiries during the 2010 election.. My bill for an F.O.I.

  1. Debbie Duff Vitez April 7, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    After my passing on the orginal $300,000 Dollars they wanted for my first request

    Debbie Vitez August 3, 2010 at 3:15 pm (edit)

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Ilidia Sa Melo
    Cc: Jim Quantrell
    Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 3:05 PM
    Subject: As per your most recent request.


    As per your most recent request, for the time frame July 1st to July 29th, 2010 inclusive – for Mayor’s emails, see my quote below:

    Set up = $1440.00

    Equipment = $1000.00

    Sorting = $240.00

    Retrieval, indexing, formatting = $720.00

    Monitoring = $720.00

    Extracting and formatting mail box = $240.00

    Extracting of additional days = $120.00

    Copying costs = $500.00

    Review costs = $2500.00

    Total = $7,480.00

    Ilidia Sa Melo, CMO, ERMm, ERMs

    Deputy City Clerk/Corporate Records


    City of Cambridge

    City Hall

    50 Dickson Street

    Cambridge, ON N1R 5W8

    Tom Vann April 7, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Oh yeah, I remember these. When they don’t want info to get out the price goes up. We have to get rid of Doug. I can’t believe the election talk in this town already.

    CPAC April 8, 2018 at 1:44 am

    This is the Wasteful Spending Doug Craig Removal Project. The mayor and these councilors are like cockroaches in that they are very hard to get rid of. They bury themselves in places where you would never expect.

    They try to take credit for anything they can. They will lose any sense of reality to get a vote, like the replacement of the dam. This dam will cost the city $8.6 million but the dam is not necessary so Wasteful Spending Doug Craig wants the dam.

    Go figure, Doug Craig has once again lost any sense of reality, he just likes to waste money, it’s your money.

    Doug Craig Does Not Give A Rats Ass About You! It is all about Doug Need proof! Look at the list.
    1. Bridge To Nowhere
    2. Cambridge Sign
    3. Multiplex
    4. Roundabouts

    Just where does this wasteful spending stop. FIRE DOUG CRAIG!

    Terry McAllister April 8, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Oh wow..sounds like maybe the Mayor has something to hide so it gets priced out of range so that it will discourage anyone from getting the proper documentation.
    No wonder Mayor Craig only wants to communicate by phone that way there isn’t a paper trail.
    Hmmm…looks like he isn’t transparent at all!!
    Vote him out!! Vote him out!!

    Maggie April 10, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    You got that right.
    A good way to avoid information getting out to the public – right!
    I am already excluded from the Mayor’s emails, as I refused to meet with him.
    Of course, I knew it would not just be him – but he would have someone else there with him & I was not about to be cornered. He seems to be able to control staff around him & some of the non-thinking Councillors, but I was not going to be included in that bunch – so he shut me off completely from emails. So be it! Not missing much am I!!
    The strange event is that when I go onto Kijiji to sell something – when I go to enter my phone # & postal code – guess whose comes up??? – right – the Mayor’s – does that mean he is hacking my system??? Interesting. I never entered his information – so who did?? Very interesting………………?????? And very unsettling. Does he need to spy on everyone??

    Tom Vann April 10, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Rats are all over inside city hall. Pretty sad if you have to squeal on people.

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