Archive for February 2012
Sent: Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:09 a.m.
To: ‘Doug.McKay@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz’ (Doug.McKay@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz)
Subject: Lgoima request Dog registration.
I would like to request information pursuant to LGOIMA under urgency with regards to dog licencing.
The reason for the urgency is that submissions are due by the 23rd March and a number of people will need access to this information for their submissions.
Since the council has suggested in its annual plan that the costs are going to go up, this information should be readily at hand and what I am asking should be the very questions considered before making a recommendation that fees should increase.
These reports and the collation of the information would have formed the basis of the decision to increase dog registration fees. To that end please supply by way of LGOIMA with respect to each of the councils which formed into the Auckland council for each year of the past 7 years
All reports on which the decision to increase dog fees are based and in the even that these reports do not contain the following also
- Annual Costs for the running and administration of the dog control division
- the method used to enforce dog control, ie
- was it out sourced to contractors, if so please advise the full details of the contractors or
- was it dealt with in house, if so how many dog control officers were employed and what funding was used for their employment
- With regards to all divisions which dealt with dog control please advise what other duties this division carried out for council or any third party e.g.
- did the officers also do stock control if so how was that funded
- did the staff undertake animal welfare work i.e were they animal welfare inspectors under the animal welfare act and f so how was that funded.
- The annual income from prosecution of dog by laws for each area
- Total Revenue brought in by prosecutions and licensing per annum for each area
- The % of registered and unregistered dogs in each area.
- How the process by which dog control officers are warranted , is it transparent where can members of the public verify that a person is a dog control officer?
- The number of dog control officers employed in each region.
- How the income from prosecutions was distributed did it go back into general funds or were the funds returned to the dog control division for running expenses?
- What other animals are catered for by the dog control division and how is that funded?
- By what legislative procedure and by what ruling of council was any non-dog or stock related activity consented to by the territorial authority. E.g why are other animals catered for in Waitakere at the concourse and by what lawful means. ( note that they adopt cats out )
I will be posting these questions on Transparency.net.nz for the interest of the general public and will attach the response as soon as it becomes available.
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I have long had a theory that what ever happens in NZ is history repeating itself from what is occurring over seas.
Years ago when my local council ( One Tree Hill Borough ) was amalgamated into a larger city Auckland City and our rubbish bins shrunk in size I spoke out .
Auckland city has since been amalgamated with other cities to become Auckland Council and again they are talking about changing the way our rubbish goes out. Brian Rudman: Beware invasion of the wheelie bins
I was sent some links about a lady by the name of Stacy-Lynne and although she is in Colorado her concerns and her issues appear to be the same as ours. I also note that they have gone all out to immobilize her having taken her son away from her, e this is all part and parcel of silencing the whistle blowers.
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a further link sent on to me which will be of interest is www.cmn.tv/news/new-world-currency/
It s time the silent majority stopped being silent and stood together it is a lot easier to engage your mind now and see what is happenign than to allow things to happen and be powerless to fight back.