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Consultation details

Have your say on our official information practices

Event date: 4/12/2019 8:00 a.m. - 24/01/2020 5:00 p.m. Export event

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.

Public survey

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 closed on Friday, 24 January 2020.

For more information please contact:

Ainslie Fenwick
Manager Official Information Practice Investigations,
Office of the Ombudsman
Phone 04 473 9533
Email Ainslie.Fenwick@ombudsman.parliament.nz

Posted: Dec 4, 2019,
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