Citizen Seeks Public Police Spending Ledgers, FOI Request Denied. His Letter to Council:
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The following letter was submitted by Hamilton resident, and retired public sector accountant, Shekar Chandrashekar, to City Council. Chandrashekar has been tireless in his efforts to bring transparency to civic finances in all departments, and has recently been trying to get the public police account ledgers. The information is legally public, held by the City, and Chandrashekar has been denied access to the information. Chandrashekar spoke to Council this morning, and submitted the following letter to Council to assist them in understanding the matter. Moved by Councillor A. Johnson, Councillors asked for a confidential staff report on the grounds for denying access to the information.