Source of £109million announced by OCC/Councillor Tom Hayes

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Dear Oxford City Council,
Following Councillor Tom Hayes' media announcement on 13th February 2020 that council are voting tonight for "£19million climate emergency budget on top of £90million already committed", can City Council please provide a detailed and transparent accounting explanation of precisely where this £109 million comes from? (i.e. how and from where do the City Council intend to find this money?). A full and honest accounting disclosure and explanation is requested.
Yours faithfully,
Dolce Far-Niente

Dear Oxford City Council,
In the hour that this FOI was submitted, it has transpired that Councillor Tom Hayes wrote the wrong number of £ millions in his media communication. In that case, let this FOI be modified to the same question, but for whatever £million figure Cnllr Hays was referring to as already earmarked and the additional amount of £millions being agreed in the evening council meeting of this date of FOI - the 13th February 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Dolce Far-Niente

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Dolce Far-Niente,

Oxford City Council – Reference: 9034

Thank you for your email below. Your request was received on 13th February 2020 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt) in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000/ Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

Yours sincerely

Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 

Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Information Officer | Oxford City Council | Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Dolce Far-Niente,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 9034
 
Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your Freedom of
Information Act 2000 request received on 13th February  2020 as follows:
 
Under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council is
not required to respond to requests where the information sought is
reasonably accessible by other means. All  information can be found on the
Council’s website via the following links:
 
Appendix 1 of the December Cabinet paper Initial Response to Citizens
Assembly on Climate Change: 
[1]http://mycouncil.oxford.gov.uk/documents...
 
- Along with the Cabinet paper itself:
[2]http://mycouncil.oxford.gov.uk/documents...
 
The former sets out the £18m of capital investment - on top of £84m
investment already leveraged, with full breakdown. The latter references
the additional £1m of revenue expenditure. The £18m and £1m totalling
£19m.
 
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made.  You may do this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either
email – [3][email address] – or by post to Monitoring Officer,
Oxford City Council, St Aldate’s Chambers, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS. 
After the result of the internal review, if you remain dissatisfied, you
may ask the Information Commissioner to intervene on your behalf.  You may
do this by writing to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 
 
Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Information Officer | Oxford City Council |
Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email:
[4][email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
 

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