Citizens taking action ~ Vancouver, Lower Mainland, and beyond.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Metro Vancouver changes the codes ~ to keep citizens out?

Over the winter holiday, elves at Metro Vancouver were busy overhauling the regional government's website ~ with the result that many Metro Vancouver documents that were linked from this Zero Waste Blog have new URLs and cannot be accessed through the links we provided in earlier posts.

We will have to go back and find the new URLs and repair the links.

In addition to changing the URLs, Metro Vancouver also removed all the agendas and attached reports for years prior to 2007. I complained about this right away, received a response that a "focus group" had told them one year of past agendas was sufficient. My complaint resulted in their posting two years of past agendas and reports (2006 and 2007), with earlier years requiring requests from staff for access.

Reports and agendas are part of the public record. Every effort should be made to ensure that the public has easy access to these reports. (pic:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Getting information on what is happening at the GVRD is a near impossibility.

It seems impossible to get on a mailing list to be notified of commitee meetings or agenda's. Very difficult to know what's going on in comparison to other levels of government.