"PROCESS IF GEN MGR WILL NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS"

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This Question for the Council Meeting Tue 07 Apr 2009 on Mosman 
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan [GGRP] can be reviewed on
http://www.ksas-au.net/NSW/2088/cnl/myr (temporarily unavailable)

NB  Two websites www.ksas-au.net and www.smeems.net were
unlawfully shut-down without Notice on Tue 10 Mar 2009 by the US
Internet Service Provider [ISP] www.brinkster.com

This occurred after an email was distributed about a committee to 
evaluate the proposed new contract for "Software-as-a-Service [SaaS]
for the Shorelink Library Network.
(Att AASAC8E1.doc)

This contract had been awarded to an outsourced US based "Managed 
Services" company.

This contract had been awarded without going to Tender which is in breach
of the Local Government Act.

www.brinkster.com happens to provide "Managed Services" hence our 
concern that Councils and Rate-payers can be held to Ransom by these
overseas ISPs

Wed 18 Mar 2009                               Recipient: 6123Ob12
  			                     		REF:ASAAD7Q1
TO: 	Dom LOPEZ  OAM	       cc   		Mosman Residents
      	Mayor		         				Councillors
 	MOSMAN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL   	Interested Parties

	Q1: PROCESS IF GEN MAN REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS

Dear Mayor

This letter is to request what Rate-payers can do if the General Manager 
refuses to arrange a meeting or answer questions ?
 
We would appreciate your advice/directions on this important issue for 
Mosman Rate-payers
 
A	SUMMARY COUNCIL MEETING TUE 17 MAR 2009

There were two questions asked by SAN Members at the Council meeting:

a	Probable purchase 94,504 Tonnes Carbon Credits by Council
b	Outsource Shorelink library system to overseas Company

a	Purchase 94,504 Tonnes Carbon Credits by Council

On Tue 10 Mar 2009 the attached question about the possible purchase
of 94,504 tonnes of Carbon Credits was delivered by-hand to the Council.

A copy of the question was faxed to each of the Councillors on 
Wed 11 Mar 2009.

At 18:46 on Tue 17 Mar 2009 the General Manager refused to answer the 
question saying "I will not answer that question".

b	Outsourced Shorelink library system to overseas Company

On Tue 03 Mar 2009 Cr Anne CONNAN was asked as the Chair of the 
Shorelink Library Network and the Deputy Mayor of Mosman about an 
evaluation of the Risks involved when outsourcing the Shorelink Library 
Network to an overseas company.

That Question was taken on Notice by Cr CONNAN

On Tue 17 Mar 2009 Cr Anne CONNAN was asked how the Councils 
who funded the Shorelink Inter-library Network could ensure that the 
overseas Company would not turn the Shorelink Inter-library Network
into a web advertising medium to captive Shorelink users

That Question was again taken on Notice by Cr CONNAN

NEXT STEPS

We would appreciate your advice/directions at the next Council meeting
 on Tue 07 Apr 2009 about how to have important questions answered 
by the General Manager.

Thank you 

Yours sincerely


Peter AXTENS   LLB
Official Agent 
SUSTAINABILITY ACTION NETWORK [SAN-2088]

E:	peter.axtens@ksas-au.net
M:	0416-009-468

Att	

A	Question delivered General Manager Tue 10 Mar 2009
	Att	1	Kyoto Protocol 6 Greenhouse Gases
		2	Mosman Greenhouse Gas Inventory

B	Question asked Chair Shorelink Tue 17 Mar 2009
	Att	1	Shorelink Minutes 03 Feb 2009
	

RESPONSES ON EMAILS RE COUNCIL ECONOMICS

Some of the responses on Council Economics can be reviewed on
"Residents' Issues of Concern"

The Background to the 3 Mosman Candidates from the "Sustainability 
Action Network [SAN]" can be reviewed on here

AUSTRALIAN SPAM ACT 2003

The Australian Spam Act 2003 was reviewed in detail at the OIC
seminar on 26 May 2005

The Australian Spam Act 2003 refers to Spam as "unsolicited
commercial emails".   

Emails in the Public Interest such as this email are not classified 
as "unsolicited commercial emails" hence do not require an 
unsubscribe  option.

None of the email addresses were purchased and were collected 
according to the proper processes outlined in the Australian Spam 
Act 2003.
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