Official Information Request - removal of election signs
Sent: Wednesday, 2 November 2022 4:16 pm
Subject: LGOIMA request - removal of election signs
I refer to your LGOIMA request of 20 October 2022 regarding the removal of non-compliant election signs, and respond below as per your request:
- How many complaints were received about Don Paterson’s illegally placed signs?
6 complaints received specifically about Don Paterson signs
- How many signs did Rotorua Lakes Council remove?
17 signs for various candidates were removed
- Approximately, what costs did Rotorua Lakes Council incur for the time and resources required to remove these signs?
The approximate cost to remove the signs was $182 (100km @ 83c/km = $83, plus 3 hours to remove @ $33 per hour [average hourly rate] = $99)
- When was the first complaint received and when was notice given for the signs to be removed?
First complaint received 6 October
Notice to remove the sign given on 6 October
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