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Holiday Officials: Municipalities and Giant Statue

holiday officials: In 24 of 25 municipalities surveyed in the FOI audit, the municipalities met the 30-day deadline legislated under B.C.'s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act FIPPA . In one case, the deadline was missed as the administrator was on holiday, according to Vancouver Courier. Officials from six municipalities asked for various clarifications or further information. Glacier Media reporters and editors asked 24 municipalities each for five recent records to see if officials could or would comply within the province's FOI law. article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver police uncover massive bike theft ring near Oppenheimer Park Five years ago, a giant statue of Satan with an erection enthralled Vancouver Witness to Knight St. collision critical of bystander racism Vancouver mayor disappointed' over pushback to housing proposal for homeless Those records were 2018 and 2019 correspondence between the city and the province on cannabis legalization; their mayor's May 2019 calendar; their city manager's 2018 travel expenses; city employee overtime costs; and a list of FOI requests to date in 2019. In six cases, municipalities asked for money to process a request. Anyone can request personal or business information held by various levels of government under FOIPPA and the federal Access to Information Act. In no cases did cities try to negotiate lesser disclosure. ( As reported in the news.