Tuesday, April 07, 2020

How to complain about MDC's unreasonable LGOIMA charging regime

Back in February, the Marlborough District Council increased the mount it charges for LGOIMA requests. I used the LGOIMA to poke into this, and it seems the case for increased charges is unjustified: the supposed increase in request volumes it rests on is an artefact of the Council suddenly deciding to count media requests (which previously had not been counted). Today, I found the Council minute ratifying the increase, so I've prepared a how-to guide on how to complain if this agency tries to charge you. You can read it here.