- By Councillor Vithoulkas
At the Council meeting on 26 August 2013, I asked how many websites are owned and operated by the City. The www.keepitlocal.net.au website was not listed as part of the answer provided. In supplementary answers to questions at the Council meeting on 16 September 2013, advice was provided that the Office of the Lord Mayor secured a domain name and hosting plus set up and maintenance for a total cost of approximately $14,560.
This website is privately owned by a Senior Policy Advisor from the Office of the Lord Mayor, a member of the Clover Moore political team and who ran for election in the last Local Government elections.
- Have ratepayers’ funds been used to pay for the purchase, hosting, setup and maintenance of the website that is wholly owned by a private individual?
- Have email addresses that are used by the City of Sydney been made available to a site that is owned by a private individual?
- Has the City sought permission from City of Sydney subscribers to share their email addresses with a private individual?
- Are the email addresses used by the City of Sydney for their subscribers provided to the Office of the Lord Mayor?