I'm hearing five city councillors each chipped in $1 recently to cover the cost of filing a Freedom of Information request with the Ministry of Environment.
The councillors are trying to get a copy of a report recently submitted to the city with regards to the Waste Resource Innovation Centre. City staff refused to release the report when asked, so councillors went straight to the source.
Some councillors also report having difficulty obtaining information from 1 Carden St. about things such as the cost of holding off-site meetings, since such queries do not relate to matters currently before council and therefore would require "the re-allocation of staff resources away from existing priorities."
We'll have more in the paper tomorrow.