Officer initiated standards investigation costing £98k

Waiting for an internal review by City of York Council of their handling of this request.

Dear City of York Council,

In this recently published foi you admit that the officer initiated standards investigation into the exonerated Deputy Leader has now cost us taxpayers £98.3k so far. That does not count all the staff costs in CYC and NYC, not does it account for work HR/legal that has had to be outsourced as CYC staff continued their Officer led lengthy investigation into the entirely exonerated Deputy Leader and an exec member, still shockingly mired in the process, after two years.
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Considering this is such a large sum of money please provide every decision notice and all recorded information on authorities given to spend this massive amount. Also provide details of which officer signed off these invoices

Yours faithfully,

Gwen Swinburn

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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Dear City of York Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews. You have ignored this request. Clearly it is in the public interest. You are under obligations to provide an answer.

I am writing to request an internal review of City of York Council's handling of my FOI request 'Officer initiated standards investigation costing £98k'.

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A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Gwen Swinburn

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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Dear [email address],

I have sent this to the ICO as you have breached your legal duties by ignoring this request

Yours sincerely,

Gwen Swinburn