Attendance records for mandatory council meetings

Thomas Richards made this Official Information request to Dunedin City Council

The request was refused by Dunedin City Council.

From: Thomas Richards

Dear Dunedin City Council,

I would like to know the names and schedules for all meetings that all elected council officials are required to attend, from October 2013 to the present day.

I would further like to know, for each of the meetings above, the attendance record of each councillor, expressed either as an aggregate attendance percentage ("councillor X attended 95% of meeting Y, 98% of meeting Z"), or as raw attendance records ("councillor X attended dates a, b, c, d; did not attend dates e, f, g for meeting Y"). If the latter raw form is provided, having it in an electronically parseable format would help (e.g.- raw text document, json, or xml).

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Richards

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From: Grace Ockwell
Dunedin City Council

Dear Thomas,


Thank you for your email dated 29 April 2015 requesting the names and
schedules for all meetings that elected council officials have been
required to attend between October 2013 and the present date.


We regret to inform you that we do not collate that information in the
manner that you have requested.  However, the information is publicly
available on our website ([1]Minutes, agendas and reports search - Dunedin
City Council) on a meeting by meeting case, and the minutes of all
meetings record the attendance or absence of members. We rely on the
grounds of section 17(d) of LGOIMA (that the information is publicly
available) in declining to make the information available to you.


As we have declined to provide you with information pursuant to section
17(d) of LGOIMA, you have the right pursuant to section 27(3) of LGOIMA to
have our decision reviewed by the Office of the Ombudsman.


Yours sincerely,


Grace Ockwell

Governance Support Officer
Dunedin City Council

50 The Octagon, Dunedin; PO Box 5045, Moray Place,  Dunedin 9058, New
Telephone: 03 474 3487, Fax: 03 474 3594
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