Another example of how City Hall Cambridge deals with/ discourages “FOI ” requests !!

By  | December 11, 2016 | 6 Comments | Filed under: Cambridge Council 2016

 

On the topic of…Freedom of Information requests being DENIED…

Please click on the attachment below..
I also requested under FOI back in 2010… when it was brought to my attention that the Mayor was running his 2010
Mayoral Campaign out of our City Hall…WHICH IS TOTALLY AGAINST THE LAW!
I requested email from approx Jan. to July 2010
ATTACHED HERE IS A COPY OF THE BILL I RECEIVED IN THE AMOUNT OF:
$300.000.00 …….. THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS…!
please click below to view my bill from the city..
BILL FOR FOI
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6 Responses to Another example of how City Hall Cambridge deals with/ discourages “FOI ” requests !!

  1. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Maggie Smith December 11, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Well what else is new. Is this staff still at City Hall. I guess if they followed orders to make it impossible for one to get the information – they should still be employed there – of course unless they got let go with continued pay and had to sign a disclosure.
    I thought all requests were $5.00 – but of course this is only on paper – right. Try & get information and this is what happens.
    I have filed a complaint with the Ont. Ombudsman re practices such as this so will see what happens. This is absolutely ridiculous but expected under present management by Craig.

  2. ttbnj@rogers.com'
    Jane December 12, 2016 at 6:07 am

    We had heard about these outrageous FOI bills from the city. We have paid the $5 for FOI from Waterloo Regional Police and the Waterloo Region and from others for various reasons and upon pick up we got an invoice for under $50 every time for admin costs of the search and printing. And by the way the requests covered 6mos to 4 yrs. And we got a phonecall prior to pick up notifying us of the cost, almost apologetically. Small contrast to the City of Cambridge.

  3. Gloria@yahoo.ca'
    Gloria December 12, 2016 at 9:19 am

    We also had an issue with an FOI. Paid the 5 bucks and then was told we had to come up with over 20,000.00 for the rest of the information. They said it was because they had to hire someone to print everything out and then go through it and black out what they considered to be “private” and personal information.

    This did not allow us to be informed and make a creditable argument or even know what was happening until it was already considered a “done deal” as the city had invested hundreds of thousands of tax payers dollars to pay for the reports as they let the developers waive this cost.

  4. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Maggie Smith December 12, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Wow – lets face it – the City of Cambridge is under Craig’s control & he does not want anyone to know what is going on.
    Are there no legal laws in these situations?
    It just all sounds like a closed door deal & Craig is hiding issues. So therefore when they deny FOI – HE IS DEFINITELY HIDING ISSUES!!
    Please report this to the Ont. Ombudsmen – which some of us have already done.
    WAKE UP CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS – THINGS ARE GOING ON THAT SHOULD BE OUT IN THE OPEN!!

  5. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann December 19, 2016 at 7:08 am

    What has happened to the good old days when you could trust that the right things would be done? I relax in my easy chair and recall the days my dad would say “if you don’t do the right thing, you have to look in the mirror tomorrow”. It seems there is no feeling of guilt in many political circles. Just look at our council, our Province and what the heck has our leader Trudy done in Ottawa? How can we be in debt so deep in Canada? It revolves around making banks, and institutions rich on the taxpayers back. Just look at what that idiot leader for Ontario is doing to us. Mike Harris don’t look too bad at this point. Our kids will never pay this off. Next thing she’ll be doing is having rituals to bring back businesses and telling kids in school that this is okay to do at home. We need leadership ’cause the Titanic is heading to the big ice cube.

  6. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Maggie Smith December 19, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Does Wynn by any chance remind you of Craig??? Like my way or no way. We’ll stick the suckers with a big fat tax bill.
    What do you think??

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