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From: James Scott
Dear Auckland Transport,
I made a request to gather information about a camera being installed on Sandringham Road.
In response, you provided generic documentation relating to whole of Auckland strategy for enforcement of driving in Bus Lanes. I explained to you that the Sandringham Road location did not fit this strategy as it is used for general parking outside of it's active hours and does not obstruct any turning lanes, so nobody drives in the bus lane. I asked for follow up information specific to the decision to insert a camera here.
While I am still waiting for an answer to that request, I read in the Herald today that you were planning to remove this general parking without any consultation.. an indication of extreme arrogance and total lack of democracy, as described by Mayor Phil Goff (and me). Therefore, the actual purpose of the camera was to prepare for removal of parking and commencement of enforcement from that street which you did not intend to even tell anybody about, much less enter consultation with affected businesses and communities.
I now request all documentation including meeting minutes where this change of strategy is discussed by Auckland Transport. It will need to include documentation of discussion around, and decision on, not informing or consulting with public, as this is clearly a matter of extreme public interest.
From: AT Official Information (AT)
Kia ora James,
Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate team in Auckland
Transport to respond to. We hope to respond to your request as soon as
possible, but not later than 29 April 2022, which is 20 working days after
the day your request was received. We will contact you if we require
clarification of your request, more time to respond, or if your requested
information is held by another agency.
Your case is being managed by Helena, who is one of our LGOIMA Business
partner. If you have any further queries, you can contact the team on (09)
355 3553 during business hours, quoting Local Government Official
Information request number CAS-533061-Q7N2F3.
Ashley | Case Coordinator
20 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland 1010
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From: AT Official Information (AT)
Kia ora James
RE: Official information request for case CAS-533061-Q7N2F3
I refer to your official information request dated 29 March 2022 regarding
documentation pertaining to a change of strategy.
Your request for “documentation containing discussion around, and decision
on, not informing or consulting with public [about an alleged change of
strategy/purpose of the cameras]” is declined under Section 17(e) of the
Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act 1987 (LGOIMA) as the
information does not exist.
I have attached the response from John Strawbridge - Group Manager;
Parking Services and Compliance
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.
Helena | LGOIMA Business Partner
20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
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