Reader Request: FOIPs of ALL correspondence

…. to Council.

Reader Request

Some of my readers must think I have no life outside this blog and politics and therefore are available at their beck and call on this last long weekend of summer. Well, it turns out you are right. :-) Therefore, before I go out to cut the grass on my football-sized field of a yard…

A reader here who provided us with important new information in my last post More questions on our $50,000 payment for a Best Western franchise we don’t own has emailed me again with a request for action by either the Ratepayers or CNP Transparency… or by any other of our many readers here on this blog.

Give it a read here…

This is all in the name of open, transparent and honest government which leads me to an ask.

Before the ask, some perspective for the ask.

The current Russel Farmer report is past due and may be delayed further – perhaps until after the election.

The value of the report will be a function of the research they do and their conclusions.

Their research and conclusions may reflect the values of the RF staff who are former municipal employees and officials – not the values of the typical rate payer.

Yet, this whole issue is all about the typical rate payer – you and me.

Direct participation in research would provide unbiased information and serve to benchmark RF`s work.

A FOIP of all letters sent to the Mayor and Council, say in 2013, would help.

My ask to you is that you post this on your blog in the hope that the Ratepayers Association or your readers or the contributor who has the CNP Transparency Blog will lead some direct research – FOIPs of correspondence to Council.

It will be interesting to learn what has been asked of the Mayor and Councillors and how they have responded.

As I understand protocol today Council and or Administration picks and chooses which letters they include in council reports and whether or not they respond to letters.

A productive outcome from a sustained FOIP campaign would be to ensure a policy of transparency and responses to all communication to Council and the Mayor.

A good challenge for all fall candidates for office would be – will you publish publicly and respond to all letters to Council.

Please edit this as you will.

Thanks.

 

Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.

from John Prince
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12 Responses to Reader Request: FOIPs of ALL correspondence

  1. Anonymous says:

    And, I have some ocean front property in Arizona…

  2. Anonymous says:

    No need to waste time on what was presented or not presented to this council. They have been hoodwinked by a two person agenda committee. This much is clear. Suffice to say they are responsible for allowing this to happen and there is no changing that. Whether it is Bruce or his sidekick Brian, or anyone else of the present councilors, the all have to go.

  3. Anonymous says:

    John I am shocked we have to Kiss the MARE and all his pony’s butts to get some transparency and clarification on how they wasted our money. Did we not ask those residents of our Community to Serve on our Council when we voted them into those seat of Power? We pay all the bills they work for us they swore to represent us with their best ability and knowledge. Did they do that???? They knew the pay before they started They are not allowed to help themselves to increase in pay. This is not a excuse WE ARE ONLY GETTING PAYED THIS MUCH. If you don’t know what to do fair enough but ask the taxpayers what they want. Don’t pay a consultant with our money to get what YOU want. They ALL have to go! Not one is smarter than the other or they are scared of each other, same results.

    TRANSPARENCY CNP: Excellent job! Keep up the good work. All the rats will jump ship soon when we discover the truth. My assessment is you and John have them on the run. Soon we will be FREE AT LAST! THANK GOD, WE’LL BE FREE AT LAST!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Free at last sounds wonderful. Let’s hope there are not many numbnuts that don’t kknow what freedom is anymore. Get rid of the whole bunch of know nothings.

  5. Anonymous says:

    12:13
    You have them all figure out. I am waking up to the fact we been F–k
    And never been kiss.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Interesting article in Huffington Post Canada today.
    It is really interesting.

    Nepotism In Canada: Chart Shows How Top 1% Use Hiring To Keep Wealth In Family

  7. Anonymous says:

    Click,
    More British Columbia. Then you check Business if you would like to see the whole article.

  8. John Prince says:

    For a real eye-opener on how badly the game is rigged against the 99% and how we have been sold a bill of goods that can’t deliver read this:
    The Power Elite

  9. Anonymous says:

    See folks, a nice long weekend, and John is so dedicated, he does nothing but nurse his blog, read books about how and why things are the way they are, think about ways to improve the state of the majority, by taking back what was and is being STOLEN by the minority, and cut his grass. It’s about time we realize that this is the kind of guy that we need to look out for us. What more can I say?

  10. Anonymous says:

    2:48
    Nothing else to say,
    Telling it like it is !!!
    Just like John \!!!
    Keep up the good work!!!

  11. John Prince says:

    Anon @2:48
    “It’s about time we realize that this is the kind of guy that we need to look out for us. What more can I say?”

    What else is there to say? You’ve said all that needed to be said, and its much appreciated. ;-) :-)

    JP

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