LETTERS: City less than transparent

Editor:

You would think White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin and the White Rock Coalition would know the FOI legislation process.

Editor:

You would think that White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin and members of the White Rock Coalition would know the legislation process and procedures regarding freedom-of-information (FOI) requests.

Watching the regular council meeting on Monday, Nov. 7 (FOI requests add up, says White Rock mayor, Feb. 16), it is evident that mayor and council are not very well informed regarding the FIPPA legislation nor the Community Charter.

It seems to me and many other citizens of White Rock that mayor, council and city staff do their best to mislead the public because pertinent information is constantly being withheld from the public.

There are laws in place that allow the public to request this information that is not forthcoming from city hall. Maybe if the mayor and city staff were more transparent, this would be very helpful to the citizens of White Rock.

Fiona MacDermid, White Rock

 

 

 

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