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Help us Fund our Freedom of Information request!


On April 4, 2017, the Downtown Windsor BIA filed a Freedom of Information access request with the City of Windsor for corporate records, including but not limited to e-mail and text message exchanges, notes and records between members of Administration and members of City Council which led to the report dated M arch 25, 2015 (Live/ink Report #17284 APM 2015).

This request was placed to better understand the rationale and reasoning behind Councilís decision to eliminate ground floor commercial lease space at the Pelissier Street Parking Garage as it conflicts with the advice of urban planners, architects, residents, and the downtown business community at large. This decision also contradicted a Council decision, earlier in 2016, to retain the existing commercial spaces at the Garage.

The City Clerk has reviewed the Freedom of Information request and determined that it would require a lengthy manual search to process this request, and as such requires a user-pay fee of $13,672.20.

The Downtown Windsor BIA believes that it is in the public's interest to obtain access to the information requested, and has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help raise the funds for the FOI. 

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