Tauranga City Council is working with the Office of the Ombudsman over the next few months as part of their audit into our Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA) processes.
We are pleased to be one of four councils chosen this year by the Chief Ombudsman to be audited. This is part of the Ombudsman’s Office ongoing programme of work proactively focusing on local government.
The aim of the audit programme is to identify areas of good practice, make suggestions for improvements if any are identified and, over time, help improve capability in LGOIMA practices across local government.
The audit will look at leadership, culture, organisational systems, policies and procedures in place to support good practices to achieve the purposes of the LGOIMA. The result will be some helpful guides to ways we can do things better.
Read the full media release from the Office of the Ombudsman
The Ombudsman’s Office will gather information from the public, council staff, and the mayor and councillors. The Chief Ombudsman’s final report will be tabled in Parliament in June 2020.
The public survey looks at our council’s processes and the experiences that people have had when working with us on a LGOIMA request.
If you have recently made a LGOIMA request to us (i.e. within the past 12 months) or actively follow council meetings, the Chief Ombudsman would appreciate your feedback on your experience via a public survey.
The public survey is open until Friday, 24 January 2020. You can complete the survey by clicking the link below.
LGOIMA public survey
While the survey will ask you to provide your name and email address, the individual survey responses will be held in confidence by the Ombudsman’s Office, and will not be shared with anyone else.
If you prefer to do the survey in hard copy, you can download the PDF and post to:
LGOIMA public survey (264kb pdf)
FreePost: LGOIMA Survey
Office of the Ombudsmen
PO Box 10152
For more information please contact:
Manager Official Information Practice Investigations,
Office of the Ombudsman
Phone 04 473 9533